Jury Returns Verdict in Favor of Doctor

Suzanne Favia Gillen and Michelle Paveza successfully tried and defended a medical negligence claim against a gynecologist.  The Plaintiff alleged that she suffered a ureter laceration that required corrective surgery when she underwent exploratory laparoscopic surgery with removal of the fallopian tubes and ovaries after a prior hysterectomy procedure. The defense contended the injury occurred as a result of a delayed heat injury during the dissection of a large amount of adhesions, and was a known risk of the procedure.  After 6 days of trial, the jury returned a verdict in favor of the Doctor.