Jury Returns Verdict in favor of Hospital and Emergency Medicine Physicians

Lisa Munch successfully tried and defended a hospital against a medical malpractice claim pending in Stephenson County regarding the death of a gentleman who experienced pulmonary embolism. After two weeks of trial testimony, the jury returned a verdict in favor of the physicians finding no delay in diagnosis and in favor of the hospital against…

Jury Returns Verdict in favor of Health System and Family Practice Physician

Lisa Munch successfully tried and defended a health system and family practice physician against a medical malpractice claim pending in Stephenson County regarding an alleged failure to investigate symptoms that could have led to an earlier diagnosis of  Membranoproliferative Glomerulonephritis (MPGN). Plaintiff sought over $30 million in damages. The Court granted directed verdict as to nursing…

Radiologist not guilty of failing to diagnose lung cancer in a 40-year-old male which resulted in his death and, who was survived by a wife and 4 children

John Langhenry and Melissa Gordon successfully defended a radiologist who was accused of failing to diagnose a hilar mass in 40-year-old male with no history of smoking in an x-ray taken in follow-up to an earlier diagnosis of pneumonia, for which a follow-up study should have been ordered.  Several years later, the plaintiff was diagnosed…

Neurologist and practice were found not guilty after patient suffered a stroke 12 days after being diagnosed with BPPV by the neurologist

John Langhenry and Melissa Gordon successfully defendant a medical practice group for a neurologist’s alleged failure to diagnose transient ischemic attacks (TIA’s) and/or perform a stroke work-up and/or start anticoagulation to prevent the stroke suffered by the plaintiff 12 days after being seen by the neurologist.   The plaintiff argued that his bouts of dizziness were…

Jury found it was appropriate for a physician to place a patient with multiple medical problems in a non-telemetry bed, where patient subsequently died from a sudden arrhythmia

John Langhenry and Melissa Gordon successfully defended an internist where the plaintiff argued that because of the decedent’s multiple medical problems, including diabetes, hypothyroidism, an EKG that showed abnormalities but, was consistent with prior EKG’s for this patient, in conjunction with the prescription of IV narcotics, should have been on a telemetry bed that would…

Radiologist not guilty of failing to diagnose a lunate fracture

John Langhenry and Melissa Gordon successfully defended a radiologist who interpreted x-ray films as negative for fracture after the plaintiff fell from a ladder.  Approximately 6 months later, the plaintiff was diagnosed with a lunate fracture.  The plaintiff argued that the radiologist failed to properly interpret the x-ray films, thereby failing to diagnose the lunate…

Jury found in favor of Internist in an alleged failure to diagnose breast cancer

John Langhenry and Melissa Gordon successfully defended an internist who allegedly failed to diagnose breast cancer in a 47-year-old patient.  The plaintiff saw the defendant for two years.  At the time of the first visit, the plaintiff told the physician that she had breast implants.   The physician advised the plaintiff that she does not evaluate…

Psychiatrist not guilty when hospitalized patient commits suicide while on unsupervised pass

John Langhenry successfully defended a psychiatrist when a psychiatric patient was admitted after expressing death wishes.  Patient was allowed an unsupervised 11-hour pass from the hospital and hanged self.  Defendant contended that the pass was allowed after the patient demonstrated improved health and denied suicidal thoughts.