Johns Hopkins All Children’s Hospital Fights for New Trial Against Maya Kowalski in Landmark Case, Alleging Juror Bias

SARASOTA, Fla. – Attorneys representing Johns Hopkins All Children’s Hospital are pushing for a new trial in the ‘Take Care of Maya’ case, citing juror bias and misconduct as grounds for their demand. In November, the Kowalski family was awarded over $260 million in damages after a jury found Johns Hopkins All Children’s Hospital (JHAC) guilty of falsely imprisoning Maya, fraudulently billing her family, causing significant emotional distress, and subjecting her to abuse from social worker Catherine Bedy and medical negligence from Dr. Sally Smith. Following the verdict, JHAC’s legal team has filed various motions … Read more

Kowalski Family Awarded $211 Million in ‘Take Care of Maya’ Trial Against Johns Hopkins All Children’s Hospital

Venice, Florida – After years of legal proceedings, a six-person jury has reached a verdict in the trial of the Kowalski family’s lawsuit against Johns Hopkins All Children’s Hospital. The family was awarded approximately $211 million in compensatory damages, as well as punitive damages, after the hospital was found liable on all seven claims brought against them. These claims included false imprisonment, battery, and intentional infliction of emotional distress. The Kowalski family filed the lawsuit in 2018, more than a year after the death of Beata Kowalski following child abuse allegations and a subsequent investigation … Read more

Landmark Jury Verdict: Johns Hopkins All Children’s Hospital Held Liable for False Imprisonment and Tragic Consequences

VENICE, Fla. – A jury has ruled that Johns Hopkins All Children’s Hospital in St. Petersburg falsely imprisoned and battered a 10-year-old girl, Maya Kowalski, and contributed to her mother’s suicide. The jury awarded damages of over $261 million to the Kowalski family in a major legal defeat for the hospital. The jury found that the hospital engaged in “extreme and outrageous” conduct in its treatment of Maya and her family after an emergency room visit in October 2016. The family’s ordeal began when doctors at the hospital were skeptical of Maya’s diagnosis of complex … Read more

Johns Hopkins All Children’s Hospital Files for Retrial Alleging Juror Misconduct in $261 Million Damages Case

Tampa Bay, Florida – Attorneys representing Johns Hopkins All Children’s Hospital have requested a retrial nearly two weeks after a jury awarded $261 million in damages against the hospital. The motion for a retrial claims that the jury foreman violated conduct rules by sharing information about the case with his wife, who then posted it on social media. The hospital argues that this could have affected the jury’s decision-making process. The case gained widespread attention due to its portrayal in a Netflix documentary film. In the trial, the jury found that All Children’s had falsely … Read more