Goodell DeVries Attorneys Obtain Defense Jury Verdict in Medical Malpractice Suit

By: GDLD | 12.22.21 | Case Results

On December 9, 2021, Craig B. Merkle and Peggy Chu obtained a defense verdict following an eight-day medical malpractice trial before a jury in the Circuit Court for Baltimore County. In the lawsuit, the plaintiff alleged that she experienced severe pain, emotional trauma and PTSD due to inadequate anesthesia during a cesarean section. The defense was able to establish that their anesthesiologist client complied with the standard of care for converting a labor epidural to a surgical epidural and that the plaintiff sustained an uncommon and unpredictable response during the final steps of the cesarean delivery. The jury found that the defendant had not breached the standard of care and that he also had not been negligent in obtaining informed consent.