|Kiernan Trebach Attorney John A. Kiernan Wins Defense Verdict in Products Liability and Medical Malpractice Trial|
Kiernan Trebach attorney John A. Kiernan won a defense verdict in a products liability and medical malpractice trial in Norfolk County (MA) Superior Court, in November 2013. The plaintiff had alleged that she was seriously injured when she fell off of a defectively designed treadmill, during a supervised therapy session at an area hospital. The defense of the treadmill manufacturer included testimony from engineering design experts that the treadmill was in full compliance with all applicable industry standards. Moreover, there were numerous safety mechanisms available, all of which were ignored by the plaintiff, thereby causing her own injuries. The jury returned a verdict in favor of both the treadmill manufacturer and the hospital staff.