July 16, 2002
Gerald Toner successfully defended a Louisville orthopedist from charges of medical negligence. The doctor prescribed the anti-inflammatory drug Duract for a patient’s back pain. A month later, the patient collapsed, and testing indicated that the woman had suffered a hepatic event. Further testing revealed no serious liver damage, but the Plaintiff still asked for $170,000 in pain and suffering, alleging the Duract had been improperly prescribed. The defense argued that the Duract was properly prescribed, and that even if it was improperly prescribed, the hepatic was in no way related to the Duract. The Jefferson County jury returned a verdict granting the Plaintiff no damages.