March 25, 2011
James Grohmann and Benjamin Weigel successfully defended a University of Louisville-based urologic oncologist against allegations of medical malpractice during a five-day trial in Jefferson County Circuit Court. Plaintiff alleged that the defendant negligently removed her kidney after radiology studies indicated that the plaintiff likely had renal cancer. The defense countered that the surgeon appropriately chose to remove the plaintiff’s kidney in light of the imaging studies even though subsequent pathology studies indicated that the patient’s kidney was benign. The jury agreed, and returned a verdict in favor of the physician.