Zaytoun Law Firm Wins $13,000,000 Settlement in Medical Malpractice Case

Robert Zaytoun and Matt Ballew of Zaytoun Law Firm concluded a medical malpractice trial in Pitt County Superior Court last week with a $13,000,000 settlement with one defendant and a deadlocked jury against the other.  Robert and Matt were assisted in the case by Robert's longtime friend and trial colleague John Edwards. The case alleged negligent airway management by a hospital and an emergency room doctor against our client, Kaiden Gaymon, who was 4 months old at the time.  Kaiden suffered permanent brain damage as a result.  Zaytoun Law Firm is pleased to have helped Kaiden receive care that he needs through the settlement with one defendant, and plans to bring the other defendant to justice in a second trial. Local and national … [Read more...]

Florida Supreme Court Strikes Down Medical Malpractice Damages Caps as Unconstitutional

The Supreme Court of Florida recently ruled that the State’s caps on non-economic damages were unconstitutional in a medical malpractice and wrongful death case.  North Carolina has a similar law, and should follow Florida's lead by getting rid of our State's unconstitutional caps on compensation for victims of preventable medical errors. In Estate of McCall v. United States, __ Fla. __ (2014) (see link to opinion below), the Florida high Court held that these unconstitutional, arbitrary caps serve no purpose other than to punish injured people and increase insurance profits.  The Court debunked the myth of a “crisis” for malpractice insurance companies, citing that between 2003 and 2010 (cap enacted in 2005) medical malpractice … [Read more...]

Judge approves EQ settlement for Apex Explosion

A federal judge on Tuesday approved a settlement agreement to compensate Apex residents who had to leave their homes and businesses in October 2006 after an explosion and fire at a hazardous waste facility. … [Read more...]