Kenneth Powell represents Hospital in Estate of Physician Matter

    Successfully represented a hospital in a matter which was brought on behalf of the estate of a physician who practiced at the hospital.  During the physician’s admission to the hospital for treatment of a recurrence of Hodgkin’s disease he died. During the admission, the patient underwent a transhepatic needle biopsy.  The plaintiff alleged that following the procedure, the patient bled.  Because this was not properly diagnosed and treated by his friends and colleagues, the patient died, according to the plaintiff.  While the co-defendant critical care physician and hematologist were found to be negligent, resulting in a multi-million-dollar verdict, the hospital was found to be not-negligent.

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