Scott O’Halloran, Amanda Thorsvig and the FAVROS |Law litigation team won a unanimous defense verdict on behalf of an anesthesiologist. The plaintiff claimed the anesthesiologist was negligent in placing and managing an epidural catheter for postoperative pain control in a patient undergoing a large abdominal surgery for ovarian cancer. The patient ultimately developed a spinal epidural hematoma causing paraplegia. After a three week trial, a Pierce County jury unanimously determined the anesthesiologist complied with the standard of care and was not negligent.
In October 2019 Michele Atkins and Joe Gardner won a defense verdict on behalf of their client, a hospitalist, in a medical malpractice and wrongful death case tried in Grays Harbor County. Plaintiff claimed that the hospitalist was negligent in administering IV fluid to the patient given his congestive heart failure. Plaintiff further claimed that the hospitalist’s discharge of the patient from the hospital was negligent and a cause of his death two days later. The jury agreed that the physician complied with the standard of care and returned a defense verdict.
Also in October 2019, Eric Norman and Chad Beck won a defense verdict on behalf of their client, an emergency medicine physician, in a medical malpractice case tried in King County. The plaintiff alleged that the emergency medicine physician was negligent in failing to diagnose and treat a vertebral artery dissection resulting from a motor vehicle accident and fracture of the C-3 vertebrae. Following a three week trial, the jury agreed that the physician complied with the standard of care and returned a defense verdict.