May 18, 2017
In May 2017, James P. Grohmann successfully defended a Leitchfield, Kentucky, surgery practice accused of medical malpractice. The patient alleged that the surgeon failed to properly remove a PEG tube and failed to appropriately follow the patient after the attempted removal. As a result, the patient claimed, a piece of the tube obstructed her intestines, requiring two surgeries, including a small bowel resection. The defense argued that the surgeon’s approach to the PEG tube was reasonable under plaintiff’s unique circumstances and that the patient’s preexisting
adhesions were a major factor in her obstruction. After a four-day trial, the jury returned a verdict in favor of the defense.