Wood County Jury Rules in favor of a local neurosurgeon in a medical professional liability claim

A Wood County jury recently found against a plaintiff and in favor of a local neurosurgeon in a medical professional liability claim. After a four-day trial, the jury found that the neurosurgeon did not fail to act as a reasonably prudent neurosurgeon in performing a cervical laminectomy and fusion on the plaintiff patient. The plaintiff had alleged that the neurosurgeon’s performance of her cervical surgery caused her permanent neurological injury, loss of enjoyment of life, and a complete inability to engage in employment activities. The jury rejected the plaintiff’s claims and found that the neurosurgeon acted within the standard of care in his treatment of the plaintiff.

The defendant neurosurgeon was represented by Flaherty attorneys Ted Martin and Luke Schmitt.

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