Directed Verdict Granted in South Carolina Medical Malpractice Case
Lee Weatherly was successful in obtaining a directed verdict for his client, an urgent care physician, in a Charleston, South Carolina medical malpractice case. In this case, Plaintiff alleged that the Defendant urgent care physician was negligent in his diagnosis and recommended care of a large plural effusion in Plaintiff’s left lung. Plaintiff contended that the physician neglected to correctly diagnose her condition and send her to an emergency room for proper care, leading to a two day delay in treatment. There was a factual dispute as to what care the Defendant physician actually recommended to the Plaintiff. However, the Plaintiff was unable to bring forth any evidence that even if the Defendant physician was negligent, the two day delay in treatment caused her any damages. The Judge found that the Plaintiff’s claim was deficient as a matter of law and ordered that it be dismissed with prejudice.