Fri, Sep 4, 2015
Larry Obtains Defense Verdict in Medical Malpractice Case
Plaintiff was seen by my client for a mass in her parotid gland. My client diagnosed the mass as benign and surgically removed it. Subsequent pathology confirmed that the mass was benign. Plaintiff was diagnosed with a cancerous tumor in her parotid gland approximately 1 ½ years after my client performed surgery. Plaintiff alleged that the original mass was cancerous and that my client simply failed to remove it. My client testified that he removed the initial mass and that the cancerous tumor was a separate mass that coincidentally grew in the same organ. Plaintiff alleged that the failure to timely remove the tumor caused her to have to undergo more extensive surgery, including severing the facial nerve; she also had to undergo radiation and chemotherapy which they alleged would not have been necessary if the tumor was removed initially by my client. The jury returned a Defendant’s verdict.