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TCH partner Brett Turnbull Notches $9 Million Victory

Posted by Alan Holcomb | Oct 18, 2019 | 0 Comments

On October 11, 2019, an Alabama jury returned a $9 million verdict for the family of Hope Johnson in a wrongful death medical malpractice case. This verdict breaks records for Lee County, Alabama.

Turnbull, Cain & Holcomb partner Brett Turnbull was the lead trial attorney on the case.

The case involved allegations that Ms. Johnson visited an urgent care in 2014 after experiencing chest pains, difficulty breathing, and a cough. Hope was given an antibiotic and sent away. She returned to the facility two days later, and was seen by a new physician who did not yet have access to the facility's medical records. Ms. Johnson's vital signs were alarmingly abnormal, which should have alerted the physician to transfer Ms. Johnson emergently to the hospital. Ms. John was instead given an inhaler and sent home. Ms. Johnson tragically passed away the next day as a result of a blood clot in her lungs.

“Hope's death is tragic because it was entirely preventable. We don't know the exact number of patients seen that day, but it was too many,” according to Turnbull. “Patient well-being, not profits, should be the primary goal of healthcare.”

About Turnbull, Cain & Holcomb

Turnbull, Cain & Holcomb is a nationally-recognized personal injury law firm with offices in Atlanta, Georgia and Birmingham, Alabama. The firm has achieved success throughout the United States, including large jury verdicts in numerous states and in a wide variety of areas, including trucking litigation, products liability, medical malpractice, and car accidents. Our lawyers are consistently ranked in Best Lawyers, Super Lawyers, Georgia Trend, and other prestigious ranking directories.

About the Author

Alan Holcomb

From his decade of experience in handling catastrophic injury cases, Alan Holcomb knows that major corporations and insurance companies will never pay the injured fair compensation unless forced to do so by the legal system. It is this philosophy that drives Alan to fight aggressively for his cli...


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