Wyandotte County, Kansas. Defense Verdict
The plaintiff, a 63 year old male, underwent a left hemicolectomy to remove a cancerous tumor from his colon that was performed by our client, a general surgeon. Approximately seven days following the surgery, the plaintiff was diagnosed with a ureter injury which was subsequently repaired. The plaintiff claimed our client failed to recognize the ureter injury in a timely manner and claimed damages for pain and suffering, loss wages, and past and future medical expenses. Prior to trial a non-negotiable demand of $400,000 was submitted by the plaintiff. At trial plaintiff claimed damages in excess of $1,000,000. A verdict was returned in favor of the defendant.