February 17, 2017
Don Brown and Andrew Pellino successfully defended a pathologist in Jefferson Circuit Court. The case involved the pathologist’s interpretation, diagnosis and staging of a mastectomy and sentinel lymph node biopsy. The plaintiff claimed that the pathologist misinterpreted the microscopic findings of the breast tissue specimen, resulting in a misdiagnosis of the plaintiff’s cancer, and her subsequent treatment with unnecessary chemotherapy. Mr. Brown and Mr. Pellino defended the case by establishing medical proof that demonstrated that the pathologist interpreted, diagnosed and staged the tissue specimen correctly, initiating a plan of treatment that cured the plaintiff of a very aggressive breast cancer. The pathologist’s care was supported by well qualified expert testimony, and following a four day trial, the jury entered its unanimous verdict in favor of the pathologist.