Lawyers at DBMS successfully litigate a wide variety of civil cases and argue appeals in some of the most challenging jurisdictions in the country.

Medical Malpractice

DBMS Obtains Defense Verdict in Cook County

September 7, 2023



Defense Verdict


Mark Burden and Katie Trucco successfully defended a general surgeon in a medical negligence case in Cook County. Plaintiff alleged that the surgeon negligently performed a tunneled dialysis catheter placement procedure, resulting in a perforated esophagus. Katie and Mark presented persuasive evidence that the complication was not the result of negligence, and the surgeon was reasonably careful when attempting to place the catheter. The jury deliberated for just over an hour before returning a verdict for the defense.