$2,100,000 verdict in Key West

Stuart Kemp, a Key West restaurant owner, was awarded $2.1 million for injuries he sustained on March 3, 2003 when the driver of a national ambulance company transporting a homeless person who was faking a heart attack ran a red light and struck Stuart Kemp on his moped. The employees of American Medical Response, the nation's largest ambulance company, admitted the violations of certain key practices which would have saved Mr. Kemp of lifetime injuries, resulting from nine crushed facial bones and three fractured vertebrae in his back.

The nine-day trial ended in a unanimous verdict by the jury after three hours of deliberation. Partners Ira Leesfield, Tom Scolaro and Patricia Kennedy represented Mr. Kemp who can now obtain the medical treatment necessary to restore his back and face.