Winder & Counsel, P.C. Obtains $3,003,213.04 Judgment

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Salt Lake City, Utah based law firm Winder & Counsel, P.C. obtains judgment of $3,003,213.04

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In March 2012, a Utah jury found Dr. Paul Ray Taylor (“Dr. Taylor”) negligent and grossly negligent in his treatment of Bradford Robinson (“Brad”), awarding a $3,003,213.04 judgment. The case was brought by Harrison Davis Steakley, PC of Waco, Texas, and Winder & Counsel, P.C., of Salt Lake City, Utah. (Davis County - District Court / Case No: 090700394)

According to court documents, beginning in 2002, Dr. Taylor treated Brad for pain management. Brad suffered an on-the-job injury in his work as a landscaper. To manage Brad’s pain, Dr. Taylor prescribed various medication regimens over the years, including the occasional use of Methadone as an alternative to other pain relievers. The doses of Methadone prescribed over the years were generally in line with manufacturer’s guidelines, 10 mg pills three times per day. Manufacturer’s guidelines indicate a maximum initial dose should not exceed 10-40 mg per day, gradually working up to higher doses as necessary.

The court documents also indicated in late May 2006, after Brad had gone many months without using any Methadone, Dr. Taylor issued Brad a prescription for 400 pills of Methadone, with dosages of 70 mg in the morning, and 70 mg at night— a total of 140 mg per day. The prescription was filled, and Brad was found dead approximately two weeks later.

According to court documents, Brad’s autopsy revealed he died of Acute Methadone Toxicity. There was no evidence Mr. Robinson used the Methadone other than as prescribed.

About Winder & Counsel, P.C.
The law firm of Winder & Counsel was formed in 1983. The firm is composed of experienced and dynamic attorneys representing numerous and varied individual and business clients. They collaborate with clients to offer seamless, comprehensive, and cost effective representation enhanced by entrepreneurial type creativity. The firm’s mission is to perform the difficult immediately; the impossible takes a little longer. In providing real service, they always try to add something which cannot be bought or measured with money and that is sincerity and integrity. In addition to the firm’s commitment to high standards of professional competence and integrity, the firm maintains a strong tradition of service to the public and the Utah State Bar.

Winder & Counsel, PC is a member of the International Society of Primerus Law Firms.

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