Defense Verdict for University Client in Medical Malpractice, Negligence Case
Secured a defense verdict in a medical malpractice case in which the plaintiffs asked the jury to return a verdict in excess of $5 million in favor of a brain-damaged minor. The plaintiffs alleged defendant’s failure to appropriately diagnose and treat the minor’s mycoplasma pneumonia, and encephalitis resulted in permanent brain damage. The case was complicated in that the treating pediatric neurologist testified on behalf of the minor plaintiff and adverse to the defendant. Testimony included nine experts in the areas of pediatric neurology, infectious disease, autoimmune disorders, pediatric neuropsychology and pediatrics. After a several-week trial, a St. Louis City jury returned a verdict in favor of the defendant.