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Defense verdict in New Castle County Superior Court where a patient claimed a critical care surgeon caused a stomach perforation during placement of gastrostomy, and subsequent injury to the superior mesenteric artery during the repair of the perforation, ultimately leading to bowel ischemia, necrosis, and death.
Defense verdict in Baltimore City after a two-week wrongful death trial. An Internal medicine physician was found not liable for allegedly failing to diagnose a dislodged and infected PEG tube in a post-stroke patient, which Plaintiffs claimed led to her death.
Congratulations to Steve Altman who was just included in the “Top Lawyers Hall of Fame” in the September 2022 issue of Washingtonian Magazine! To be included, a lawyer must be named at least 10 out of the past 15 years to Washingtonian Magazine’s “Top Lawyer” list.
Defense verdict in Prince George’s County on behalf of a vascular surgeon where it was alleged that the surgeon negligently repaired an AVF resulting in a femoral artery injury requiring transfer and subsequent surgeries. The Plaintiff also claimed that the providers failed to appropriately manage the patients wound vac requiring additional wound repair surgeries.
Defense verdict in Kent County, Delaware, after an 8-day wrongful death trial. Hospital system, along with two emergency medicine providers, found not liable for allegedly failing to diagnose and treat a patient with an IVC filter complication which caused a lacerated aorta and death within 24 hours of being discharged from the emergency department.
Defense verdict in the District of Columbia on behalf of an orthopaedic spine surgeon. The Plaintiff alleged the Defendant failed to recommend and perform further cervical spine surgery within weeks following an initial anterior cervical diskectomy and fusion that was complicated by a C5 palsy. The Plaintiff also alleged that this delay resulted in permanent right upper extremity weakness.
After an 8 day trial, defense verdict in Fairfax County, Virginia, for a pain management physician alleged to have injected cement outside of the sacrum during a sacroplasty resulting in an L5 nerve root injury, drop foot and chronic pain.
Defense verdict in Fairfax County, Virginia, in a case in which the jury found that a cardiologist was entitled to statutory immunity. Plaintiff alleged that the cardiologist was liable for plaintiff’s death because she failed to review and act on the results of a chest x-ray revealing a lung mass, which led to an alleged delayed diagnosis of lung cancer. The defense successfully argued that she was entitled to statutory immunity because she was not aware that the chest x-ray was ordered, nor did she assume responsibility to review or act on the results.
Best Lawyers and U.S. News & World Report announce the selection of Wharton Levin Ehrmantraut & Klein in the 2022 Edition of "Best Law Firms" as a First-Tier firm in Virginia.