June 23, 2006
A Fayette County jury found in favor of a local general surgeon in this medical malpractice action. Plaintiff alleged the surgeon did not have informed consent to resect and remove a redundancy that the surgeon found intraoperatively. Rather, the Plaintiff maintained the physician only had consent to remove the villous adenoma of the ascending right colon. The polyp was removed successfully laparoscopically, but the resection and removal of the redundancy required conversion to an open procedure. The Plaintiff was seeking over 5 million dollars in damages for this claim. The jury deliberated for less than an hour and returned with a defense verdict. The general surgeon was represented by Donald Brownand Michael Dailey.