Medical Malpractice Defense Verdict for Lincoln Derr
June 6, 2022 by Lincoln Derr
Lincoln Derr is pleased to announce that Tricia Derr, paralegal Christian Whittington, and co-counsel Adam Peoples (of Hall Booth Smith) recently secured a medical malpractice defense verdict in a three-week jury trial litigated in Asheville, North Carolina. This recent result marks the third defense verdict for Lincoln Derr in the last month.
The case was a wrongful death case involving an intraoperative complication. During surgery, the surgeon attempted to clip an artery with a device. The device did not control the bleeding and the patient suffered extensive hemorrhage that caused her death.
Although rare, and usually controllable, bleeding can – and does – happen. Complications of surgery can occur even with the most careful and experienced surgeons. This is why doctors counsel us on the risks and benefits of surgery. While rare, complications can – and do – happen – without anyone being “at fault.”
The jury agreed.