Archive - 2016

Archive - 2016


August 19th

Federation of Defense & Corporate Counsel Elects Clark Hudson to 2016 – 2017 Board of Directors

At the 2016 Annual Meeting in Quebec, Canada, Clark Hudson was re-elected to the Board of Directors of the Federation of Defense & Corporate Counsel (FDCC) for 2016-2017. Mr. Hudson also served on the Board of Directors for 2015-2016.

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Navigating a Small Claims Court Appearance: Tips for Healthcare Practitioners

Small claims court is a special court in which disputes are resolved quickly and inexpensively. Pro: This translates to simple and informal rules, and swift resolution of minor conflicts. Con:  Although a defendant named in a small claims suit is able to ask an attorney for advice, he is forbidden from appearing in court with an attorney. Accordingly, the small claims venue can pose some challenges for a healthcare provider who has been sued by a former patient. Namely, the provider will be required to defend himself at the court hearing.

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August 15th

Five Neil Dymott Attorneys Selected as Best Lawyers in America® for 2017

Neil, Dymott, Frank, McFall, Trexler, McCabe & Hudson APLC is proud to announce that attorneys Michael I. Neil, Robert W. Frank, Sheila S. Trexler, Hugh A. McCabe and Clark R.

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June 9th

Medical Malpractice Payments: Which Entities Require Reporting

The National Practitioner Data Bank (“NPDB”) guidelines mandate, “Each entity that makes a payment for the benefit of a health care practitioner in settlement of, or in satisfaction in whole or in part of, a written claim or judgment for medical malpractice against that practitioner must report the payment information to the NPDB.”

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April 8th

Clark Hudson, President-Elect and Benjamin Howard Elected to 2016 Board of Directors of ASCDC

San Diego, California – April, 2016Clark R. Hudson of Neil, Dymott, Frank, McFall, Trexler, McCabe & Hudson APLC has been selected as the 2016 President-Elect of the Association of Southern California Defense Counsel (ASCDC), the nation's preeminent regional defense organization. Additionally, Shareholder Benjamin J.

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February 27th

Stephen T. Sigler of Neil Dymott Elected 2016 San Diego Defense Lawyers President

San Diego, California – February 15, 2016 – On January 30, 2016, Stephen T. Sigler, shareholder at Neil, Dymott, Frank, McFall, Trexler, McCabe & Hudson APLC, was sworn in as President of the San Diego Defense Lawyers (SDDL) at the 32nd Annual Installation Dinner at the U.S. Grant Hotel.  Mr. Sigler will serve as President of the organization for 2016. He previously served as a board member in 2012, Treasurer in 2013 and 2014 and served as President-Elect in 2015.  

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January 24th

Court Affirms District Court’s Judgment on All Issues in Transvaginal Mesh Appeal

Case Date: 01/14/2016


United States Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit

In August 2013, a jury awarded Donna Cisson $250,000 in compensatory damages on a design defect and failure to warn claim against C.R.  Bard, Inc. (“Bard), a proprietor of transvaginal mesh medical devices. The jury awarded Cisson an additional $1,750,000 in punitive damages, to be split pursuant to a Georgia statute.

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