Obstetrician not Liable for Death

Suzanne Favia Gillen and Michelle Paveza successfully tried and defended a medical malpractice claim pending in WinnebagoCounty.  They defended an obstetrician/gynecologist in a case involving the death of a 32-year-old woman after a c-section performed by the Doctor.  After five days of trial, the Plaintiff requested an award in the amount of $3.8 million.  The jury returned a verdict in favor of the doctor in less than 90 minutes – finding that the doctor did not violate the standard of care in treating the decedent.