RFBN Wins Case for Medical Malpractice Defense

RFBN partner Scott Nelson recently obtained a verdict in favor of a physician client in a medical negligence trial. The patient alleged that our client’s failure to respond timely to a call from the emergency room resulted in a delayed surgery to restore circulation in his leg, resulting in amputation of his leg. We were able to effectively challenge testimony from the emergency physician and the plaintiff’s expert witnesses and persuade the jury that the attending physician had not been negligent. The jury found that the emergency room physician and the hospital had been negligent, causing a delay which did result in loss of the plaintiff’s leg. As a result, the jury awarded damages of $2,400,000 in the favor of the plaintiff, while exonerating our client.