CVN’s Top 10 Most Impressive Plaintiff’s Verdicts of 2022

Courtroom View Network’s gavel-to-gavel coverage of Adams v. Flower Mound Hospital Partners LLC offered an immersive opportunity typically reserved only for in-person courthouse spectators.

Here’s an excerpt of the powerful closing statement. A passionate plea that yielded results.

Throughout the trial, viewers heard how significant delays in the diagnosis and treatment of an epidural hemorrhage led to the permanent paralysis in Judy “Jessie” Adams’ lower extremities. Evidence and testimony showed how systemic failures to follow hospital policies were proof of “willful and wanton negligence,” the standard needed to establish medical malpractice for emergency treatment in Texas. In meeting this stringent standard of negligence, the attorneys of Lyons & Simmons, LLP secured a $10.1 million verdict against Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital Flower Mound.

The compelling opening, searing cross examinations and persuasive closing of the Lyons & Simmons trial team also left a lasting impression on the editors of CVN. In December of 2022, CVN rated the trial number 7 on its top 10 most impressive plaintiff’s verdicts based, in part, on the heightened standard of proof that “willful and wanton negligence” imposed on plaintiffs in Texas on emergency medical care cases.

Watch highlights of the trial coverage

Opening Statement

Chris Carr’s opening statement sets the stage for the battle to follow.

Terri Tucker Cross

Terri Tucker, MRI Technologist has memory lapses.

Meagan Duncan Cross

ER Nurse Meagan Duncan faced tough questions from Michael Lyons.

Lisa Helper Cross

Defendant’s RN expert Lisa Helper’s cross examination.


Persuasive and powerful closing arguments.

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