August 26, 2010
James Grohmann successfully defended a head and neck surgeon and his practice group in Jefferson Circuit Court. Plaintiff alleged that the head and neck surgeon improperly diagnosed the plaintiff with hyperparathyroidism and should not have performed surgery to correct the condition. He alleged that complications from that surgery led to the permanent and incapacitating loss of both his thyroid and parathyroid function. Plaintiff and his wife sought over $3 million in damages for medical expenses, pain and suffering, and loss of consortium. Grohmann defended the case by establishing that the plaintiff’s symptoms and laboratory results did indeed suggest hyperparathyroidism, for which the proper treatment option was surgery to remove the parathyroid glands. The jury deliberated for less than a half hour before returning a unanimous verdict for the defense.