Miami-Dade Circuit Judge Gisela Cardonne Ely was shocked. She had just watched a videotape of medical malpractice plaintiff Wanda Davis-Johnson, who claimed in 2004 that she was permanently paralyzed, walking down the street with the use of a cane in 2005. "This is the worst case of misrepresentation, of outright fraud, that I have ever had in 22 years," the judge said during a hearing, just before dismissing the case. Lawyers on both sides are facing ethical questions about their own conduct in the case.
Citing Fraud, Judge Tosses Case After Video Shows 'Paralyzed' Woman Walking
Daily Business Review
April 26, 2007