Defense verdict on behalf of SSM Health St. Mary’s Hospital in a premises/construction case in St. Louis County, Missouri in September 2018. Plaintiff alleged falling along a newly constructed Delivery Drop Off lane and claimed it was defective which caused her to fall. Ms. Robben and her partner, Corey Stegeman, successfully argued the Delivery Drop Off Lane was reasonably safe as constructed and the plaintiff’s fall was an accident and due to her failure to keep a careful lookout. The jury returned a defense verdict in favor of SSM.
Defense verdict on behalf of SSM DePaul Health Center in a wrongful death/medical malpractice case in St. Louis County, Missouri in December of 2017. Plaintiff alleged his mother was presented to the emergency department at DePaul Health Center on June 4, 2012 with bilateral subdural hematomas resulting in mental confusion. Plaintiff alleged the healthcare providers failed to secure his mother in the bed, and that she fell from the bed in the ER, sustaining a fracture to her right femur. Mother was admitted to the hospital and then subsequently died on June 12, 2012. Ms. Robben and her partner, Sara Obermark, successfully argued the health care providers took all of the necessary fall precautions and were not negligent in the care and treatment of plaintiff’s mother, and her death resulted from her preexisting bilateral subdural hematomas. The jury returned a defense verdict in favor of SSM.