On June 20, 2023, Matt Patterson of Beam Legal Team joined an all-star panel of trial lawyers selected by the American Association of Justice (AAJ) to speak about "The Magic of Advocacy: Takeaways from the 2022 Top Verdicts Virtual Seminar."
Patterson’s topic: "Introducing Themes and Countering Defenses During Jury Selection: Takeaway from Kromphardt v. Mercy Hospital." Drawing from his vast experience in birth injury cases, Matt Patterson shared his expertise in presenting persuasive narratives and overcoming defense strategies during the crucial stage of jury selection. In Kromphardt, Matt and the Beam Legal Team won a record setting $97.4 million verdict in Iowa. It was the largest verdict of its kind in the state's history. This remarkable outcome highlights Matt's skill in navigating complex birth injury cases and securing multi-million dollar damage verdicts for his clients.
As a partner at Beam Legal Team, Matt Patterson has dedicated his career to advocating for victims of obstetrical and neonatal negligence. His relentless pursuit of justice and commitment to securing significant verdicts for injured children and their families have earned him a stellar reputation in the legal community, much like his father Robert Patterson, a highly respected Chicago plaintiff’s trial lawyer.
Notable among Matt's string of winning victories is a record $19,025,000 wrongful death verdict in Estate of Darone Bush v. St. Bernards Hospital in Cook County, Illinois. It was the largest verdict in a medical malpractice case arising from the labor and delivery of a brain damaged baby. It was based solely on non-economic damages including loss of consortium and loss of companionship to Darone’s wonderful loving parents, when he died eighteen months after delivery.
In May 2023, Matt Patterson won the FIRST ever verdict for a plaintiff in any medical malpractice case in the history of Midland County, Michigan. Knowing the history of Midland County, the defendant hospital and their malpractice insurance companies offered nothing because they were confident that a Midland jury would award nothing, even to the brain damaged child of a registered nurse who worked for the defendant hospital. The dedicated judge gave both sides a fair and impartial trial. Matt tried a brilliant case. The jury awarded Beam Legal Team’s clients $31,000,000. Money desperately needed for the 24/7 care and treatment that Kendall will need for the rest of her life. Berthiaume v. MyMichigan Medical Center. Matt's unwavering determination to hold doctors and nurses accountable for substandard obstetrical and neonatal treatment ensures that families receive the resources necessary for the lifetime care of their children.
Throughout their careers, Beam and Patterson have consistently displayed a deep commitment to their clients' well-being and a passion for fighting for justice. Their multi-million dollar verdicts and settlements speak volumes about Beam Legal Team’s s dedication and expertise in birth injury litigation.
For more information about the webinar and its agenda, visit the [AAJ website](https://www.justice.org/resources/events/2023-top-verdicts-webinar) and view the [seminar agenda](https://www.justice.org/resources/events/2023-top-verdicts-webinar/agenda).
To learn more about Matt Patterson's notable cases and the exceptional work of the Beam Legal Team, please visit our website or contact us for a consultation.