Recent Case Results

D.C. Hospital Prevails in Alleged Excessive Force Lawsuit

October 2018

K. Nichole Nesbitt and Jared M. Green obtained a defense verdict in the Superior Court for the District of Columbia for their clients, a D.C. hospital and one of its Special Police Officers. The plaintiff alleged the officer used excessive force when the officer placed her on the ground and in handcuffs. She further alleged the actions of the officer caused her to undergo bilateral shoulder replacement surgeries. The defense argued the officer’s actions were reasonably necessary, due to the plaintiff’s dangerous behavior. The defense further argued that the plaintiff had chronic shoulder issues that required surgery unrelated to her arrest. After a four-day trial, the jury agreed with the defense and returned a verdict in favor of the hospital and officer.