he firm has recently successfully defended four separate complex medical malpractice actions in a span of just 4 weeks:
In September 2009, Brad Watson successfully defended two obstetricians in an action in which the patient, a 46 year old female, claimed an anoxic brain injury related to a ruptured uterus diagnosed at the time of the C-section delivery of her child. The patient alleged the uterine rupture was caused by the inappropriate use of Pitocin to induce labor. The total claim for damages at trial was in excess of $300,000.
In September 2009, Scott Logan successfully defended a neurologist against allegations of negligence concerning the evaluation and treatment of a 81 year old female who saw our client for evaluations and assessment of her cognitive impairment syndrome and early Alzheimer’s dementia. The patient alleged that our client had inappropriately performed the assessment and as a result had failed to prevent her subsequent sudden blindness secondary to Giant Cell Arteritis. At the close of the patient’s evidence the Court granted a directed verdict, resulting in the dismissal of the case against our client. The plaintiff claimed damages at trial in excess of $1,000,000.
In September 2009, Brad Watson successfully defended a general surgeon against allegations of negligence concerning a 63 year old male who underwent a left hemicolectomy to remove a cancerous tumor from his colon. Approximately seven days following the surgery, the patient was diagnosed with a ureter injury which was subsequently repaired. Prior to trial a non-negotiable demand of $400,000 was submitted by the attorneys for the patient. The total claim for damages at trial was in excess of $1,000,000.
In October 2009, Brad Watson successfully defended an orthopedic surgeon against allegations of negligence relating to a total knee replacement surgery for a 40 year old male. The patient developed complications secondary to a post-operative infection resulting in a subsequent fusion of the joint. The total claim for damages at trial was in excess of $1,000,000.
For further details, please see Trial Results, Recent Projects and Reported Cases.