July 8, 2005
A Louisville surgeon performed an operation to inspect a suspicious lesion on a patient’s liver. Just minutes thereafter, the patient died. The estate of the Plaintiff alleged incompetence in deciding to perform the surgery in the first place, given the Plaintiff’s ominous medical history. On behalf of the physician, Donald Brown and Michael Dailey successfully argued that the surgery was warranted, properly performed, and that death was a tolerable risk. The Jefferson County jury ruled in favor of the surgeon.