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Lou Pappas and Angela Powell Win Defense Verdict in Elder Abuse/Wrongful Death Trial

A downtown Los Angeles jury recently returned a defense verdict in favor of Lou Pappas and Angela Powell's client, a skilled nursing facility, following a four week trial that centered on claims of elder abuse and wrongful death. Plaintiffs were represented by two very skilled trial attorneys, who – along with Mr. Pappas – are ABOTA members. Plaintiff’s counsel had demanded a 7 figure settlement and then asked the jury to award damages ranging between $7M-$10M, not including attorney's fees and potentially punitive damages.

Louis W. Pappas, a partner in the Los Angeles office of Manning & Kass, is a trial attorney with more than 35 years of experience in general litigation at both the trial and appellate levels. Mr. Pappas’ team specializes in the representation of physicians, dentists, nurses, chiropractors, hospitals, surgery centers, health care institutions, county and state governmental agencies and allied health professionals and institutional provider liability; including managed care litigation, elder abuse, medical and allied health board hearings, administrative hearings and drug/medical device litigation.

Angela M. Powell is a partner in the Los Angeles office of Manning & Kass. She has tried more than 60 cases in her 20-year career and has established herself as a tenacious attorney with a proven ability to obtain favorable results for her clients.

The Long Term Care/Elder Abuse Defense Team at Manning & Kass, led by Mr. Pappas, specializes in the representation of a variety of institutions and practitioners involved in the management and care of those who fall within the definition of an elder or dependent adult. Our elder abuse attorneys are unafraid to take on the most demanding and complicated cases, which is critical in the unique world of elder abuse litigation, where many of the leading adversaries pursue a “scorched earth” approach, designed to wear down their opposition and where there is the potential for a jury to award significant damages.