June 9, 2017
In June 2017, Clay A. Edwards successfully defended a family medicine physician in Bloomfield, Indiana. The patient claimed that the physician failed to communicate
abnormal laboratory results and failed to recommend repeat laboratory testing. The patient further claimed that the physician’s failure to complete appropriate follow-up, resulted in a
delayed cancer diagnosis which required her to be treated with aggressive and unnecessary chemotherapy treatment. Mr. Edwards established that the physician had indeed
communicated the results of the laboratory testing and recommended appropriate follow-up care. Furthermore, they established that the physician’s treatment met the standard of care and was not
the proximate cause of the patient’s injuries. Following a five day trial, the jury entered its unanimous verdict in favor of the physician.