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DaVita Settlement

$383.5 Million Verdict

On June 27, 2018, a jury in the United States District Court for the District of Colorado returned a $383.5 million verdict in favor of plaintiffs in three consolidated cases against DaVita, Inc. (“DaVita”).

Wrongful Death Verdict

June 27, 2018

Our clients retained Paynter Law and Seattle-based Hagens Berman after their loved ones died as a result of negligent dialysis services provided by DaVita, Inc, a multi-billion dollar company with dialysis locations around the United States. Our clients sued because DaVita administered an acid concentrate, GranuFlo, without informing the patients or their doctors that GranuFlo could affect their acid–base balance and trigger cardiac arrest. Tragically, this mistake cost our client’s loved ones their lives.

After three years of vigorous litigation during which DaVita tried multiple times to have our client’s cases thrown out, the judge finally allowed the case to go to a jury. On behalf of their clients, Paynter Law retained a top nephrologist from Boston University School of Medicine as well as world-renowned cardiologist, Douglas Zipes, from the Indiana University School of Medicine to explain clearly and persuasively to the jury how DaVita’s conduct caused the death of our client’s loved ones. We bolstered our case with compelling graphics created by our in-house graphic designers.

The jury awarded over $125 million to each of the three families suing for a total award of $383.5 million.

The Paynter Law trial team consisted of Stuart M. Paynter, Celeste HG Boyd, Jennifer Murray & Sara Willingham.


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