Defense Verdict Obtained in Ohio County

Steve Brooks and Jason Wade successfully defended a general surgeon in the Circuit Court of Ohio County, West Virginia.  The plaintiffs alleged that our client, who successfully completed a colorectal anastomosis revision, failed to appreciate the patient was susceptible to pressure ulcers.  Plaintiffs claimed our client should have entered a postoperative order instructing the patient be gotten out of bed sooner.  On February 1, 2018, after a four-day trial, the jury deliberated for less than 1.5 hours before returning a verdict finding that our client met the standard of care.  The jury trial was held before Judge Sims.  Ohio County Civil Action # 15-C-99.

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