September 27, 2005

Christopher O’Bryan successfully defended a cardiologist from charges of medical malpractice in this Boyd County trial.  A patient was diagnosed with unstable angina and underwent an uneventful cardiac catheterization procedure.  Afterwards, the patient complained of groin pain, and it was discovered that a tamper tube that was supposed to be removed was left inside her groin.  A second surgery took care of the matter, but the Plaintiff still sought reparations for pain and suffering.  The defense argued that the use of the tamper tube was solely the responsibility of the nurses.  The jury and defense agreed on this point, and the Plaintiff was awarded nothing.

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