After 37 years of trial practice, trying a medical malpractice case in a recently retrofitted courtroom in Philadelphia was “one of the most unique trial experiences” Barrett DeAngelo’s Michael Barrett said he has ever had.

The $1.43 million verdict handed up June 4 in Woodall v. Bien-Aime marked the end of one of the first medical malpractice cases to be tried in Philadelphia, coming after two weeks of trial and little more than two hours of jury deliberations. It was also the first case Barrett, his co-counsel Joseph DeAngelo, and the rest of his trial team—Terrance DeAngelo and Michael Mongeluzzi—tried in the city’s courtrooms since they were rearranged earlier this year to account for social distancing in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic.