Achievements & Results

Summary Judgment in Favor of Gastroenterologist in United States District Court

Lee Weatherly was successful in obtaining summary judgment in United States District Court for the District of South Carolina for an Aiken gastroenterologist and his group in a wrongful death, medical malpractice case. The Plaintiff alleged that the gastroenterologist’s failure to place a stent in the deceased’s pancreatic duct during an endoscopic retrograde cholangio-pancreatography (ERCP) procedure was a breach of the standard of care, causing her to suffer from severe pancreatitis, and later causing her death. Although Lee presented significant expert testimony to dispute the allegation that the stent in her pancreatic duct during the procedure. As Plaintiff failed to present any evidence to support the allegation that the physician’s alleged negligence was the cause of his daughter’s death, the Court dismissed the action against gastroenterologist and his group as a matter of law. For more information on the case, contact Lee at