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Medical Malpractice

DBMS Obtains a Not Guilty Verdict in Cook County

March 26, 2024



Defense Verdict


On March 26th, DBMS partners Mark Burden and Erin Davis obtained a verdict in favor of their client, an internal medicine physician in a wrongful death case tried in Cook County.  The physician was criticized for failing to recognize symptoms of an obstructed abdominal hernia in a nursing home resident and timely transfer her to the hospital for treatment.

The jury was persuaded by the defense theory that the patient had not manifested symptoms of obstruction until the hour before transfer, and that her earlier complaints were reasonably attributed to her c.diff infection. The jury deliberated one hour and ten minutes with lunch.