October 6, 2011
Mark Hammond and Joseph Klausing obtained a unanimous defense verdict on behalf of their client, a family physician practicing in Evansville, Indiana. Plaintiffs alleged that the physician’s failure to perform adequate screening examinations led to a delayed diagnosis in developmental dysplasia of the hip in a one year old. Unfortunately, the child has undergone significant surgeries and subsequent medical treatment related to the hip. Hammond and Klausing countered that the physician acted appropriately and that the child had no signs or symptoms of hip dysplasia during examinations. The Vanderburgh County jury needed less than an hour to return a unanimous defense verdict, awarding none of the damages claimed.