Doctor Not Liable for Failed Hand Surgery

A Cook County jury found in favor of Bill Weiler’s client, an orthopedic surgeon who repaired the plaintiff’s hand after it had been severely injured by a lawnmower. The plaintiff complained of numerous problems with the function of his hand following the surgery. The jury found that Mr. Weiler’s client complied with the standard of care and that the plaintiff’s continuing complaints were caused by the type of injury suffered, not by the doctor’s negligence.