December 3, 2010

James Grohmann and Joshua Davis successfully defended a family practice physician and its group in Jefferson Circuit Court.  Plaintiff alleged that the physician failed to ensure that orders of wound care specialists consulted for the treatment of plaintiff’s multiple pressure sores while she was a resident at co-defendant nursing home were carried out.  Grohmann and Davis defended the case by establishing that the family practice physician identified and consulted with appropriate physician specialists for all facets of plaintiff’s healthcare management.  Despite the best medical care, the plaintiff’s co-morbidities and repeated acts of non-compliance ultimately led to an infected pressure sore in her right heel which resulted in an above-knee amputation.  The jury agreed with the defense that the family practice physician acted appropriately and entered a defense verdict finding no fault against him.

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