On January 17, LDM Attorney, Sean Minahan, obtained a defense verdict on behalf of Johnson Sand & Gravel, Co. in Polk County, Nebraska, which was sued by a neighboring landowner for crop damage caused by flooding. The landowner alleged Johnson Sand & Gravel negligently blocked the natural drainage of rain water in the area causing water to back up onto the landowner’s fields resulting in approximately $200,000 in lost corn yields. After a 5 day bench trial the judge ruled in the favor of Johnson Sand & Gravel finding the landowner failed to prove Johnson Sand & Gravel’s actions were a proximate cause of the landowner’s damages.
Presenting to the Johnson County Hospital Medical Staff, LDM Partner Mark Novotny recently spoke on current topics concerning health care and risk management. Attended by medical, nursing and physician assistant staff, the Power Point slide show and discussion provided examples of critical situations and solutions to avoid patient misunderstandings and avert medical malpractice claims and lawsuits before they start.