Cases - Surgeon Dismissed from Case Without Payment

Surgeon Dismissed from Case Without Payment

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Practice Areas
Malpractice Defense
Health Care Litigation


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 or Gary at

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

CCS Office