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Eagan and Sellers Secure Defense Verdict for General Surgeon and Surgical Group in Med Mal Trial

August 26, 2015

Chris Eagan and Randy Sellers obtained a defense verdict for a general surgeon and her group in a wrongful death case tried in Calhoun County Alabama. The case involved a patient who was admitted to the hospital with dead bowel from a preexisting clotting disorder which required emergency surgery. The patient’s condition improved and he was discharged from the hospital. He returned to the hospital the next evening and he was diagnosed with a large intra-abdominal abscess. Despite aggressive treatment, the patient expired due to sepsis and septic shock. The plaintiff contended that the surgeon should have obtained a CT scan to rule out an abscess before allowing the patient to go home which would have led to earlier diagnosis and treatment that likely would have prevented the patient’s death. Following a four day trial, the jury returned a verdict for the defendant surgeon and her group.

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