Whether the two defendants, a surgeon and gastroenterologist, breached the standard of medical care when treating the patient associated with the removal of her gallbladder and post-operative care.
Jury trial resulting in a defense verdict for both of the defendant physicians.
This claim involved allegations that the patient's surgeon failed to identify complications following removal of the patien'ts gallbladder. The patient ultimately developed post-operative complications that required several additional procedures with the gastroenterologist. The gastroenterology physician was also named in the suit based on his alleged failure correct the patient's complications quickly enough and put her on the road to recovery sooner. She ultimately did recover, but she claimed lasting physical injuries and emotional trauma. The case was tried for 7 days before a jury in Gary, Indiana, resulting in a verdict for both defendants.