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’14 Alumnus Wins $5 Million Verdict in Wrongful Death Case

'14 alumnus Lane Jubb

August 02, 2017

Lane Jubb, ’14, won a $5 million verdict on behalf of the family of a woman who died after being discharged from Albert Einstein Medical Center following the removal of her gallbladder.

A Philadelphia jury awarded $5 million in damages to the family of Janette Lambert, finding the hospital and her treating doctor liable for her death.

An attorney with the Beasley Law Firm, Jubb tried the case on behalf of Lambert’s family.

Jubb said in an interview with The Legal Intelligencer that a lack of communication between treating doctors and residents at the hospital caused the tragedy.

"It's a good reminder that, when you're in a teaching facility, residents are going to be held to the same standard as the attending physician, and the attending physician needs to make sure the residents are on the same page," Jubb said in an article published on July 26.

Lambert was released from the hospital the same day she underwent gallbladder removal surgery, the article said, despite a recommendation from a physical therapist that she should not be discharged because of severe pain she experienced.

The verdict followed a five-day trial.

In six prior cases Jubb tried to verdict since joining the Beasley Firm in 2015, he has won awards totaling $15 million in addition to confidential settlements.  He has been recognized as a Super Lawyers Rising Star.