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

St. Johns County Commissioner Files Federal Lawsuit Against Fellow Commissioners Over Alleged Unlawful Campaigning

ST. JOHNS COUNTY, Fla. – A St. Johns County commissioner has filed a federal lawsuit against her fellow commissioners, alleging that they wrongly accused her of campaigning during a public meeting. The commissioner in question, Krista Joseph, raised concerns about unchecked development and distributed a flyer about the upcoming county primary, which would involve three of her fellow commissioners. While Joseph argued that she was making a public service announcement, two commissioners interrupted her, claiming she was campaigning. After the incident, the county’s general counsel warned Joseph that she had crossed a line of decorum … 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