Skaggs v. Emergency Professionals of Atlanta, PC

Date: October 2006
Court: State Court of Fulton County

Wrongful death claim arising out of medical malpractice action.  Original counsel allowed case to go into default judgment and failed to open the default properly.  We were retained to handle the legal malpractice claim associated with said default judgment.  We assumed the defense of the just prior to trial after the legal malpractice carrier agreed to pay the judgment.  The only issue at trial was damages.  The verdict fell within the parameters of a high-low agreement reached with the plaintiffs.

Verdict within high/low (and policy limits) after default judgment caused by prior counsel