In June 2011, Scott Logan successfully defended an orthopedic-spine specialist and trauma specialist in trial in Kansas City, Kansas in a matter involving allegations of failure to timely assess and diagnose a patient who ultimately suffered spinal cord stroke. The plaintiff was involved in a single car motor vehicle accident in which she suffered a dislocation of her cervical spine. Twelve days after the accident the plaintiff suffered a stroke of her anterior spinal artery (anterior cord syndrome) and as a result was rendered a paraplegic. The plaintiff alleged that the our clients failed to recognize her neurologic decline and failed to appropriately treat her hypotensive episodes resulting in the missed opportunity to avoid the spinal cord infarction. At trial plaintiff claimed damages for past and future pain/suffering, mental anguish, and past and future medical bills related to her paraplegia, for a total claim of $3,000,000. The orthopedic-spine specialist was dismissed on directed verdict following the close of the plaintiff’s evidence. The jury returned a verdict in favor of the remaining defendant.