Mendoza v. Defendant Physician

  • Circuit Court, Cook County, Illinois03/03/2001
    Client: Defendant Physician
    Outcome: Defense Verdict

Synopsis:

A 50-year-old secretary claimed improper surgery to denervate the sternocleidomastoid muscle, resulting in worsening spasmodic torticollis.

Defense proved that plaintiff knew of and accepted the risk of unsuccessful surgery.

Plaintiff sought over $500,000. The jury returned a defense verdict.