Defense Verdict in Med-Mal Case Involving Misplaced Screw

August 9, 2022

Ken Burke and Shane Chapman obtained a defense verdict in a St. Clair County, Illinois, medical malpractice case. The plaintiff claimed the defendant neurosurgeon negligently failed to remove a misplaced pedicle screw when she allegedly developed new neuropathic pain down her left leg after spine surgery. She asked the jury to award $730,000 to $830,000. The jury returned a defense verdict after less than 30 minutes of deliberation.