FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
November 12, 2021
Contact: Eric W. Boyer, Esq.
305.670.1101 Ext. 1023
PLAINTIFFS TAKE NOTHING: QPWB DALLAS ATTORNEYS GET A $2 MILLION
SUMMARY JUDGMENT IN A WRONGFUL DEATH ACTION
AGAINST A SPECIALTY HOSPITAL
Wendy A. McMillon and Frank Alvarez, trial lawyers in the Dallas office of Quintairos, Prieto, Wood & Boyer, P.A., obtained summary judgment in a medical malpractice case in Tarrant County, Texas, on behalf of their client, one of the nation’s leading specialty hospitals.
Plaintiffs alleged a 72-year-old patient suffered a fall while hospitalized at the facility and asserted defendants should have better managed the patient’s underlying fall risk factors to prevent the fall. The plaintiff further alleged a subdural hematoma was suffered during a ground level fall at the facility, which ultimately caused the patient’s death, should have been diagnosed and treated sooner. Plaintiffs sought $2,000,000 in damages for mental anguish, emotional distress, and loss of consortium in the wrongful death action.
The Court granted the Defendants’ Traditional and No-Evidence Motion for Summary Judgment, and the defendants were entirely dismissed from the case.
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Frank Alvarez is the Managing Partner of the Dallas office. He has extensive experience in the defense of a wide range of medical specialties and related medical issues. He represents health care systems, hospitals, physicians, allied health providers, ambulatory surgery centers, home health agencies, hospices, drug and medical device manufacturers, nursing homes, assisted living facilities and other long term care facilities in both state court and federal court, and represents parties before state and federal agencies, including the Texas State Board of Medical Examiners. He has significant experience in large settlement negotiation, mediation, and arbitration. Mr. Alvarez’s accomplishments and knowledge within the profession have also won him accolades from his peers. He is rated AV Preeminent by Martindale-Hubbell Attorney Rating Service (the highest rating) and has been designated a Texas Super Lawyer since 2004 and has been included in “The Best Lawyers in Dallas” D Magazine since 2014. Mr. Alvarez received his law degree in 1996 from St. Mary’s University School of Law. He is licensed to practice law in Texas and New Mexico and is fluent in Spanish.
Wendy A. McMillon is a partner in the Dallas office. She has spent over 25 years representing complex, multi-party commercial matters, family dispute actions, and complex and catastrophic injuries and damages. The focus of her practice in the areas of general liability defense in personal and commercial lines of business specifically includes: professional negligence, medical malpractice, nursing home defense, and health care litigation; automobile, trucking and motorcycle; construction defect; product liability; negligent security and premises liability; negligent hiring and supervision; insurance coverage and bad faith litigation. Ms. McMillon’s practice includes serving as mediator, arbitrator and in alternative dispute resolution. She is a credentialed mediator with the Texas Mediator Trainers Roundtable. Ms. McMillon received her Juris Doctor cum laude from Western Michigan University Law School in 1994.
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