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Professional Liability

Mendoza v. Defendant Physician

03/03/2001
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.