February 18, 2008
Christopher O’Bryan and Mark Hammond were successful in defending an Owensboro pediatrician in this medical malpractice trial in Daviess County, KY. Plaintiffs maintained that the pediatrician wrongfully caused the Sudden Cardiac Death of their seven year-old child by failing to transfer her to a childrens’ hospital. The decedent’s death was caused by a fatal cardiac arrythmia that resulted from myocarditis. Plaintiffs sought approximately $1.4 million in damages. O’Bryan and Hammond defended by submitting medical proof from a Vanderbilt University affiliated pediatric cardiologist and a University of Louisville affiliated pediatrician. Both of these experts opined that the decedent’s sudden and unexpected death could not be anticipated, given her complete lack of cardiac symptoms prior to the fatal cardiac arrythmia. The jury agreed with the Defendant and unanimously found in her favor.