A Smooth $22m Win for David Bovino by Implementing iPad on Court Trial
David Bovino, a trial attorney from Aspen, Colorado proved to people in Santa Clara County that iPad is a great tool for court trials. Using his iPad, Mr. Bovino effectively and conveniently showed documents and evidences by just using his fingers.
David Bovino, a trial attorney from Aspen, Colorado proved to people in Santa Clara County that iPad is a great tool for court trials. Using his iPad, Mr. Bovino effectively and conveniently showed documents and evidences by just using his fingers. It was David Bovino’s first time to use iPad during court trial, and it is his first time to make a history in Santa Clara County by winning the largest medical malpractice verdict of $22 million.
Robyn Frankel, who suffered from medical malpractice due to the cerebral angiogram test that was applied to her, which she believed to be the cause of her being comatose for six weeks asked for David Bovino’s assistance. Although the medical malpractice was not the field of his expertise, David Bovino accepted the case without a second thought.
With restless hours of carefully analyzing every possible angles of the case, the David Bovino law firm finally made a theory that make the case winnable.
With new hopes for the case, David Bovino asked Jeffrey Mitchell, a med-mal lawyer to be their representative. Looking at the theory that David Bovino made, Jeffrey Mitchell believed that there’s a high chance that the jury will favor their side, as it was not just a post stroke treatment case.
During the court trial, the plaintiffs’ lawyer provided hundreds of evidences and documents with the use of iPad. Ms. Summer Woodson, a counselor from the David Bovino Law Firm was in charge of storing all the documents they need to present to the court on the iPad by using the Trial Pad Application.
The iPad trial worked very smoothly and conveniently for David Bovino to present detailed evidences to the court. The critical piece of evidence that they wanted to bury in the jury’s mind was the note of Palo Alto Medical Foundation Group ordering the angiogram, and they did it successfully by posting it on the screen over and over again.
The whole trial circled on who ordered the angiogram test to Ms. Frankel, as the Stanford Hospital and Palo Alto Medical Foundation Group was blaming each other, both claiming that they did not ordered the angiogram. However, Stanford Hospital was able to prove that they did not ordered the angiogram test due to the nurse working inside their hospital confirming that it was Dr. Paul Jackson of PAMFG that ordered the test. The nurse that stood as a witness for Stanford Hospital was a previous patient of Dr. Jackson, and with high respect of the surgeon. “It breaks my heart that my doctor, whom I have entrusted my life to and whom I think the world of, is not being truthful,” she said.
With strong evidences presented using iPad and witnesses against the Palo Alto Medical Group Foundation, Robyn Frankel was awarded with a huge $22 million verdict by Santa Clara Supreme Court of Justice Carol Overton.
Using the iPad on court was the first time of David Bovino Law Firm but it is certainly not their last, as it brought them great achievement without the hassles. Jeffrey Mitchell praised Steve Jobs for making the iPad versatile.