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Defense Verdict in Correctional Medicine Case in Statesboro Federal Court.

February 21, 2022

CSVL Partners Eric Frisch and Mark Lefkow prevailed in a jury trial in the Statesboro Division of the Southern District of Georgia. The 10-person jury returned a defense verdict in the wrongful death, medical malpractice, and deliberate indifference case. Plaintiff was a 60-year-old who complained of right leg pain, later determined to be acute limb ischemia. The patient died at the hospital of cardiac arrest that occurred at the same time as late reported lab results. Plaintiffs sued the on-site medical director and attending physician, two licensed practical nurses, and the company that employed them on a variety of theories, including negligent training. Plaintiffs claimed almost $11 million in damages. The Court directed a verdict in favor of one licensed practical nurse and the company on the negligent training and supervision claims and, on Friday evening, the jury returned a unanimous defense verdict in favor of the remaining defendants.

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