Mike Florie and Will Axon recently obtained a defense verdict for a Birmingham internal medicine physician in a lawsuit alleging wrongful death. Starnes attorney, Allen King contributed significantly to the win with research, briefing, and assistance in pre-trial preparation.
The case involved the death of a 26 year old mentally disabled female who resided in a group home. In the months leading up to her death, two critical, life-threatening lab values were reported to nurses caring for the patient, and it was alleged the internist received, but failed to act on, the critical lab values. The internist vehemently disputed receiving the critical information. After an almost two week trial, the jury returned a verdict in favor of the internist.