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Wright & Newton Successfully Defend Urologist in a Three-Week Trial

March 3, 2016 In the News

Mike Wright and George Newton obtained a defense verdict for a urologist in a case alleging negligent failure to diagnose and treat postoperative bleeding resulting in death of a 59 year old woman. The plaintiff alleged that the defendant urologist was negligent in failing to order radiographic studies, additional lab work, and otherwise take the patient back to the operating room to treat the alleged intra-abdominal bleed. The plaintiff put on two expert witnesses in the field of urology who testified that the defendant physician breached the standard of care by failing to diagnose and surgically treat the bleed. The plaintiff also put on witnesses in the fields of nursing, anesthesiology, and pathology. The defense called independent expert witnesses in urology and pathology, as well as treating physicians in the fields of radiology, nephrology, and pathology. After three weeks of trial, the jury returned a verdict in favor of the defense.

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