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Significant Past Cases 2014-2015

Significant case during 2014-2015 include but not limited to the following: Fall in cabin cruiser due to abrupt turn by operator-plaintiff case. Cervical spine injury due to shallow water diving at apartment complex-defense case. Child injured aboard city sponsored recreational boat due to operator error-plaintiff case....
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2013 Court Appearances/Major Cases – To date

January: Grenada, MS, Youth drowning in motel pool. Expert for defense. Re: Menetra Reed-  Golliday v. Ramesh Patel, et al. Circuit Court Grenada County, MS Civil Action No. 2008-128CVL. Judgment for Defense. Attorneys: Keith Raulston/Adam Stone: Watkins, Ludlam, Winter & Stennis. 633 North State St. Jackson, MS 39205...
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Cruise Ship Passenger Drowning Case

I. Facts:  1. In December , Mrs. Ls (age 55), accompanied by daughters He (age 28), Fh (age 34), Es and other family members departed Miami on the  Cruise Ship Vr for a cruise which included the Cayman Islands. 2. After departing port the ship’s staff hosted an excursion scheduling and safety presentation. Passe...
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Recent Trial Appearances- 2012

David S. Smith, Ph.D Commander, USCG (RET)   Trial Appearances- 2012     Mervilde, John W:Meils Thompson Dietz & Berish Two Market Square Center, Suite 830 Indianapolis, IN 46204   Re: Phifer v. Smith(child drowning in camp pool) Tried Jan ‘12,                   ...
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Commercial tow boat drowning

I. Facts: 1. Per the Coast Guard Investigation report which involved the area of the River between mile markers 963.2-968: “On 21 June, , while the M/V Ri was moored aft to the CGB  18 fleet, two crewmen ( mate As and deck hand Jd) were washing down the decks when Jd fell into the water. The other crewman, As, attempt...
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Tubing accident case

I. Facts: 1. At approximately 7 PM on June 24, on Beye Lake, a collision occurred between a 23.5 foot, 2004 model  Rinker Captiva motor boat and a tube/tuber being pulled by an 18.5 foot, 1993 Marada motor boat. The Captiva was being operated by Ht; the Marada by Hg. Ms. Rn, being towed behind the Marada was injured in ...
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Diving C-spine injury case

I. Facts: 1. On July 11, 12 year old Je  broke his neck in a diving injury which took place in a back yard, above ground pool at the residence of Mr. and Mrs. De. At the time of the incident Je weighed approximately 190 pounds and was almost 6' tall. 2. Around 4:30 PM on the date of the accident, Je was at his ...
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