October, 2013 – Jamie Boock settles wrongful death nursing home case for $650,000.00 in rural Missouri. In this case the plaintiffs asserted that their loved one died when she fell and broke her neck after being allowed to use a restroom unassisted.
On August 1, 2013 after a four day jury trial, Jamie Boock obtained a jury verdict in the amount of $525,000 for their client in a medical malpractice case filed in Franklin County, Missouri. The plaintiff was a woman who suffered from Stevens-Johnson Syndrome and toxic epidermal necrolysis as a result of an allergic reaction to the drug Lamictal. Plaintiff suffered a severe reaction in which she lost 98% of her skin and was hospitalized for over three weeks.
Rossiter & Boock alleged that plaintiff’s primary care provider was negligent because she should have told plaintiff to stop taking Lamictal when plaintiff called in complaining of a rash. Plaintiff was not taken off Lamictal until ten days after she first complained of the rash, and as a result, she suffered the severe drug reaction. The defendant denied all liability and also claimed that there was no proof that the Lamictal caused plaintiff’s injuries.
After a four day trial and seven hours of deliberation, the jury returned a verdict in favor of plaintiff in the amount of $525,000.
On March 15, 2013, Rossiter & Boock moved to a new location at 124 Gay Avenue, St. Louis (Clayton), Missouri 63105
On February 20, 2013, Matthew Rossiter moderated the Eighth Annual Fiduciary Litigation Seminar, and also presented “Terminating Trusts and Making Final Distribution Without Getting Sued.”
On October 19, 2012, Jamie Boock received the Lon O. Hocker Trial Lawyer Award by the Missouri Bar Foundation.
On August 16, 2012, Nancy K. Troutman joined Rossiter & Boock, LLC as an associate attorney. Nancy focuses her practice on estate planning and probate administration.
On July 12 & 13, 2012, Matthew Rossiter attended a seminar entitled “Representing Estate and Trust Beneficiaries and Fiduciaries,” sponsored by the American Legal institute and the American Bar Association, in San Francisco, California.
On February 22, 2012, Matthew Rossiter moderated the Seventh Annual Fiduciary Litigation Seminar, and also presented the Annual Update on the Law.
On January 12, 2012, Matthew J. Rossiter settled multiple trust claims for $225,000.00. Rossiter & Boock represented a trust beneficiary, who filed a suit against the trustee contesting the validity of an amendment to his mother’s trust. The beneficiary also brought a separate suit against the same trustee for breach of fiduciary duty in connection with transfers made out of his father’s trust and against a national brokerage firm for aiding the trustee in effectuating the transfers. All claims were settled at mediation, with the beneficiary receiving $195,000.00 from the trustee and $30,000.00 from the national brokerage firm.