Mike Wright and George Newton recently secured a defense verdict for a group of three cardiologists in a wrongful death action in Lee County, Alabama. The plaintiff in the case alleged that the cardiologists improperly failed to consult a surgeon following the diagnosis of a thromboembolic occlusion of the superior mesenteric artery (SMA) during a cardiac catheterization procedure. The plaintiff argued that an earlier surgical consult would have led to earlier surgical intervention and prevented the plaintiff’s decedent’s death, which occurred 9 days following the diagnosis of the SMA occlusion. Sixteen witnesses testified during the course of the trial. After nine days of trial, the jury returned a verdict in favor of the defense.