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Date: 09-20-2016

Case Style: Peter Ponzini, et al. v. Monroe County, et al.

Case Number: 3:11-cv-00413-RDM

Judge: Robert D. Mariani

Court: United States District Court for the Middle District of Pennsylvania (Lackawanna County)

Plaintiff's Attorney: Brian Chacker

Defendant's Attorney:




John Ninosky for PrimeCare Medical, Inc.
John J. Aponick, Jr. and Mark Joseph Kozlowski for Dr. William Buffton
<\a href="http://www.morelaw.com/lawyers/atty.asp?f=John&l=Ninosky&i=104298&z=17043" target="_new">John R. Ninosky for PrimeCare Medical, Inc.

Michael J. Donohue for CO Jesse Cleare

>Gerard J. Geiger and Robert J. Kidwell for Monroe County, et al.

John R. Hill and Mark T. Perry for Dr. Thomas

Description: Scranton, PA - Plaintiff's Get $11.8 Million Verdict

Peter Ponzini and Miryem Barbaros sued Monroe County, Pennsylvania, PrimeCare Medical, Inc. and others on civil rights violation theories over the death of Mumun Barbaros, who killed himself by stuffing a T-shirt down in throat at the Monroe County Correctional Facility in 2009.

Outcome: JUDGMENT 1. On Plaintiffs' Section 1983 deliberate indifference claim, judgment is entered IN FAVOR of Plaintiffs Peter Ponzini and Miryem Barbaros, as Co-Administrators of the Estate of Mumum Barbaros, and AGAINST Defendants Paul James, Patricia Bauer, Christina Rowe, Grace Ramos, Alex Thomas M.D., and PrimeCare Medical, Inc. in the amount of $1,057,344.00. 2. On Plaintiffs' Section 1983 deliberate indifference claim, judgment is entered IN FAVOR of Defendant Wendy Johnson and AGAINST Plaintiffs Peter Ponzini and Miryem Barbaros, as Co-Administrators of the Estate of Mumum Barbaros. 3.On Plaintiffs' medical negligence claim brought pursuant to the Pennsylvania Wrongful Death Act and the Pennsylvania Survival Act, judgment is entered IN FAVOR of Plaintiffs Peter Ponzini and Miryem Barbaros, as Co-Administrators of the Estate of Mumum Barbaros, and AGAINST Defendants Paul James, Patricia Bauer, Christina Rowe, Grace Ramos, Wendy Johnson, Alex Thomas M.D., and PrimeCare Medical, Inc. in the amount of $2,800,000.00 4. On Plaintiffs' claim for punitive damages on their medical negligence claim brought pursuant to the Pennsylvania Wrongful Death Act and the Pennsylvania Survival Act, judgment is entered IN FAVOR of Plaintiffs Peter Ponzini and Miryem Barbaros, as Co-Administrators of the Estate of Mumum Barbaros, and AGAINST Defendant PrimeCare Medical, Inc. in the amount of $8,000,000.00.Signed by Honorable Robert D. Mariani on 9/16/16. (jfg) (Entered: 09/16/2016)

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