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Medical Malpractice: Beatty v. Oro Valley Hospital ($5 Million Judgment)

Our client, a 45 year old former Marine and married father of two young boys, suffered paraplegia injuries after he fell approximately 20 feet from a bridge into a dark wash below. The fall occurred around 3:00am after Oro Valley Hospital medical staff administered morphine to the client in the Emergency Room to address kidney stone pains. Soon after receiving the morphine, the hospital staff discharged Mr. Beatty and sent him out into a dark December night alone, without any escort home. A hospital policy required any patient who received morphine in the ER leave with an escort. Prior to trial, the defense refused to take any responsibility for its actions and violation of its own policy. Pre-trial, the defense's best offer to settle the case was $50,000.

Dev Sethi

Dev Sethi litigates and tries a wide-range of complex injury and death cases throughout Arizona. He has Martindale Hubbell's highest rating, AV, and he is listed in "Best Lawyers." Dev is also recognized as an Arizona Super Lawyer in the area of plaintiff's products liability litigation.Dev has been at the forefront of auto product defect litigation. He played a key role in uncovering the Goodyear Load Range E tire scandal and worked to hold Ford Motor Company responsible for the danger posed by their now notorious 15-passenger vans. Dev is currently representing families in product liability suits against the nation's largest corporations including General Motors, Ford, Pentair Pools and Invacare.

Schmidt, Sethi & Akmajian

Schmidt, Sethi & Akmajian is one of the most experienced, successful personal injury law firms in the Tucson area. Established in 1995, our firm has a long history of success, as seen in our many victories.