October 12, 2007
Clay Edwards and Joshua Davis successfully defended a general surgeon in Evansville, Indiana. Plaintiff alleged negligence relative to a colon resection which resulted in various complications including post-operative bleeding, infection, and leak in the anastomosis which led to a colostomy and incisional hernia. A medical review panel in this Indiana case unanimously determined that the surgeon deviated from the standard of care. However, two experts retained by the defense testified that the defendant physician complied with the standard of care and that his treatment was not a factor in causing Plaintiff’s injuries or damage. After a four day trial, the jury deliberated for 45 minutes before returning a unanimous defense verdict.