Ron Josepher and Ted Gale won a defense verdict for a general pediatrician in a wrongful death medical malpractice case in Hillsborough County. The decedent was a 23-month-old boy. It was alleged that the defendant had failed to appreciate signs of pneumonia during an office encounter with the child. The boy died of a fulminant group A strep pneumonia approximately 40 hours after the appointment. During the trial, the defense team was able to establish through the testimony of expert pediatricians, that the doctor’s assessment of the patient was appropriate and accurate, and through the testimony of a specialist in pediatric infectious diseases and the pathology results, that the pneumonia developed rapidly at least 30 hours after the appointment.
Tyler Batteese and Brendan Rowe secured a defense verdict for a hematologist and his practice in a three-week wrongful death case. The plaintiff alleged that the patient died as a result of a rare and undiagnosed hematologic condition. The defense produced as an expert one of the world’s foremost authorities on that condition who testified that the plaintiff did not meet the criteria for that condition and that the care provided by the defendant was reasonable and appropriate. After a short deliberation following a long and complex trial the jury returned a verdict for the defense.
Ron Josepher and Brian Agliano secured a defense verdict in a two-week trial for an OB/GYN and his practice. The plaintiff alleged that her ureter was transected as a result of poor surgical technique during a laparoscopic assisted vaginal hysterectomy and a delay in diagnosis thereafter. The defense was able to show that the doctor used reasonable and appropriate surgical technique and ensured that there was no injury to the ureters before closing.
Ron Josepher and Tyler Batteese won a defense verdict in a three-week trial for a cardiologist and his practice in a wrongful death case. The plaintiff alleged that the patient died as a result in a delay in diagnosis and mismanagement of the patient’s pulmonary embolism. The defense was able to show that all the appropriate consultants had already been consulted by the time the consult for cardiology had been placed and that all reasonable steps had been taken to treat the patient’s pulmonary embolism.
Tyler Batteese and Ron Josepher secured a defense verdict in a two-week trial for a pediatric cardiologist who was accused of inappropriately performing a cardiac catheterization on a three-day old infant which lead to complications resulting in the amputation of the infant’s right leg. The child was five at the time of trial. He and his mother were both very sympathetic witnesses. However, the defense was able to demonstrate that the cardiologist was correct in the judgment to perform the catheterization in order to rule out potentially fatal congenital cardiac abnormalities that the child showed some indication of on other studies.