Eric Rhoades and Jonathan Barnes obtain a Defense Verdict in the U.S. District Court for the District of Maryland

Eric Rhoades (ADCV&R Partner) and Jonathan Barnes (ADCV&R Associate) obtained a defense verdict in a medical negligence case tried in the U.S. District Court for Maryland.  The case was tried to a jury over five days.  The Plaintiffs alleged a failure to timely diagnose a retroperitoneal bleed following the institution of anti-coagulation therapy which resulted in an iliopsoas muscle hematoma.  The Plaintiffs specifically alleged that the patient developed a permanent and severe neurologic impairment of his lower extremity which prevented him from walking without an assist device and further prevented him from driving or engaging in other physical activities.  The Plaintiffs also advanced a loss of consortium claim.  The jury returned a verdict in favor of the emergency medicine group, concluding that the standard of care had been satisfied by the emergency medicine physicians who provided care to the Plaintiff.