Cases - Surgeon Dismissed from Case Without Payment

Surgeon Dismissed from Case Without Payment

Resolution Date
07/20/2012

Practice Areas
Malpractice Defense
Health Care Litigation

Description

Partners Gary Lovelland Lee Weatherlysecured a dismissal with prejudice for their client, a general surgeon, in a Columbia, South Carolina medical malpractice case. The Plaintiff alleged that after his now deceased mother underwent cardiac bypass surgery she developed a medical condition called Ogilvie’s Syndrome. Plaintiff alleged that this condition resulted in a buildup of fluid and gas in his mother’s colon, causing a rupture or perforation and leading to her death. Plaintiff alleged that Gary and Lee’s surgeon did not recognize the patient’s ischemic colon in a timely fashion and improperly delayed performing surgery on the patient by approximately 12 hours. After aggressively establishing a solid defense for the surgeon, Plaintiff agreed to dismiss him from the case, with prejudice, without payment. For more information on the case, contact Lee at lweatherly@carlockcopeland.com or Gary at glovell@carlockcopeland.com.

Attorneys Involved
D. Gary Lovell, Jr.
Lee C. Weatherly

CCS Office
Atlanta