February 10, 2012
Christopher O’Bryan successfully defended a Paducah based bariatric surgeon in McCracken County, KY. Plaintiffs alleged that the surgeon negligently performed laparoscopic Roux en Y surgery causing the development of recurrent internal hernias. Plaintiffs sought approximately $6 million in damages. O’Bryan defended the case by submitting medical proof that the standard of care was met in the surgery and many of plaintiffs injuries resulted from medical conditions other than the bariatric surgery. Further medical proof was submitted which indicated that the surgeon took all appropriate steps to protect the patient against the recognized and known complication of internal hernia. Defense experts included a bariatric surgeon from Florida and a bariatric and general surgeon from Nebraska. The jury agreed with the Defendant and returned a defense verdict.