Jonas v. Willman

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Jonas v. Willman

Case Number
A-17-1016
Court Number
Lancaster
Call Date
April 16, 2019
Case Time
9:00 AM
Case Summary

Lancaster County, District Judge John A. Colborn

Attorneys for Appellant:  Patrick Cullan and Joseph Cullan (Cullan & Cullan, LLC)

Attorneys for Appellee:  Patrick G. Vipond, William R. Settles, John M. Walker (Lamson, Dugan & Murray, LLP)

Civil Action:  Medical Malpractice

Action Taken by Trial Court:  Following a jury trial, the jury found in favor of Brent Willman.

Assignments of Error on Appeal:  On appeal, Jonas assigns that the district court erred in (1) answering jury questions which precluded the jury from performing its function as fact finder, (2) answering two jury questions that indicated the court’s opinion of the evidence and the credibility of expert witnesses, (3) refusing to allow Jonas’ offered jury instruction on acts of negligence shown by the evidence and supported by the record, (4) entering a directed verdict against Jonas on damages arising from the defendants’ failure to diagnose, treat, or refer for “ascended” testicles, (5) by using a general dictionary and conducting its own research to determine that the term “undescended” testicles means from birth, and (6) denying Jonas’ motion for a new trial.

Case Location
Lincoln
Court Type
District Court
Schedule Code
A1
Panel Text
Moore, Chief Judge, Riedmann, and Bishop, Judges