June 9, 2017
Clay Edwards and Andrew Pellino successfully defended a family medicine physician in Monroe Circuit Court. The plaintiff claimed that the physician failed to communicate abnormal laboratory results and failed to recommend repeat laboratory testing. Plaintiff further claimed that the physician’s failure to complete appropriate follow-up, resulted in a delayed cancer diagnosis which required her to be treated with aggressive and unnecessary chemotherapy treatment. Mr. Edwards and Mr. Pellino defended the case by establishing that the physician had communicated the results of the laboratory testing and recommended appropriate follow-up care. Furthermore, they established, through the use of well qualified experts, that the physician’s care met the standard of care and was not the proximate cause of the plaintiff’s injuries. Following a five day trial, the jury entered its unanimous verdict in favor of the primary care physician.