February 17, 2017
In February 2017, Donald K. Brown, Jr. and Andrew D. Pellino successfully defended a pathologist in Louisville, Kentucky. The case involved the pathologist’s interpretation, diagnosis and staging of a breast 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 unnecessary chemotherapy. Mr. Brown and Mr. Pellino defended the pathologist by demonstrating that the pathologist diagnosed and staged the tissue correctly, initiating a plan of treatment that cured the plaintiff of a very aggressive breast cancer. Following a four day trial, the jury returned a unanimous verdict in favor of the pathologist.