Medical Malpractice Wrongful Death Action

John Phillips and Katie Watts, assisted by summer associate Sarah Lawson, successfully defended a neurosurgeon in a medical malpractice wrongful death action.

The Plaintiff claimed that the neurosurgeon failed to see the 23-year-old patient in a timely fashion upon the patient’s transfer from an outside facility and failed to order proper radiology studies, resulting in the patient’s death. The patient’s widow sought over $7 million in damages for the death of her husband. The jury returned a unanimous defense verdict in favor of the neurosurgeon.