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Wednesday, April 19, 2006

DEFENSE VERDICT BY SANDBERG, PHOENIX & VON GONTARD
Mary Anne Mellow, a partner with Sandberg, Phoenix & von Gontard, the Network’s Missouri member, recently won a defense verdict on behalf of NCMIC Insurance Company after a 5 day jury trial with Sig Adler.

A chiropractic cervical adjustment allegedly performed on plaintiff resulted in a vertebral artery dissection, leading to several strokes 35 days later which resulted in permanent peripheral vision loss for this 56 year old truck driver.

In closing argument, plaintiff’s counsel asked for an award of $1.2 million. The jury returned a defense verdict in 4 hours, rejecting plaintiff’s arguments. Plaintiff has filed a Motion for New Trial which is pending before the court.
 

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