May 18, 2017
James Grohmann successfully defended a Leitchfield, Kentucky, surgery practice accused of medical malpractice. Plaintiff alleged that the surgeon failed to properly remove a PEG tube and failed to appropriately follow the plaintiff after the attempted removal. As a result, plaintiff claimed, a piece of the tube obstructed her intestines, requiring two surgeries, including a small bowel resection. The defense argued that the surgeon’s approach to the PEG tube was reasonable under plaintiff’s unique circumstances and that plaintiff’s preexisting adhesions were a major factor in her obstruction. After a four-day trial, the jury returned a verdict in favor of the defense.