TRIAL VERDICT: Jury finds in favor of Interventional Radiologist represented by SLS in medical malpractice case claiming doctor’s negligence caused leg amputation.
Plaintiff v. Interventional Radiologist
Circuit Court of Wyandotte County, Kansas
Plaintiff was a 59 year old female who was diagnosed with a blood clot by her primary care physician. She was sent to Providence Medical Center on September 5, 2003. Interventional Radiologist, represented by SLS attorney Craig Grimes, performed an interior vena cava filter placement and mechanical thrombolysis to break up the clot on September 5th and September 6th. On September 6th, Interventional Radiologist placed several stents in the popliteal vein. On September 8th, Interventional Radiologist found Plaintiff was suffering from a clot in her popliteal vein. On September 9th, Plaintiff’s primary care physician discovered for the first time that Plaintiff was unable to move her left foot. An MRI was ordered and Plaintiff was found to have multi-compartment syndrome. Eventually, on October 10th, Plaintiff underwent below the knee amputation. Plaintiff claimed that Interventional Radiologist caused the compartment syndrome and failed to timely diagnose the bleed.
SLS attorney Grimes represented the Interventional Radiologist at trial in Wyandotte County, Kansas. Grimes argued that the procedures did not cause a bleed and rather that the Plaintiff’s extensive blood clots caused the compartment syndrome and eventual amputation.
SLS attorney Grimes presented the jury with evidence that earlier radiological studies showed no evidence of bleed, and established that the standard of care was met by Interventional Radiologist.
Prior to trial, plaintiff’s counsel made a settlement demand of $2.1 million.
The jury returned a defense verdict for SLS’s client after only 23 minutes of deliberation