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    November 15, 2018

    Quinn Johnston attorneys Matt Smith and Adam Chaddock obtained a defense verdict for a surgeon.

    Defendant surgeon was accused of failing to diagnose a leak in a post-Roux-en-Y bariatric surgery patient, resulting in sepsis and death. Surgeon identified and repaired incidental hole in residual stomach during surgery; autopsy found hole near same location postmortem. Defendant said patient’s post-op symptoms were more consistent with normal postoperative bleeding, not leak.

    Plaintiff asked jury for $9.2 million at conclusion of 8-day trial. Defense verdict returned after just under 2 hours of deliberations.

    Quinn, Johnston, Henderson, Pretorius & Cerulo provides comprehensive legal services to its clients ranging from private individuals to large business entities. With more than 20 lawyers in offices in Peoria and Springfield, Illinois, the firm is well prepared to assist clients with a variety of legal issues, including business and employment, civil litigation and healthcare. For more information, visit the firm’s web site at quinnjohnston.com.
    Sarah Jones, Office Administrator
    (309) 674-1133