Brandon Henry and Sarah Ruane successfully defended our client, a local obstetrician/gynecologist, in a jury trial in which the plaintiffs made claims of alleged failure to diagnose and treat an infectious process in a patient during pregnancy.
The plaintiffs, a mother and minor child, alleged that our client, based upon a concern about an ongoing infectious process in the mother at 19 weeks gestation, should have ordered laboratory and imaging studies, which would have led to the diagnosis of a tubo-ovarian abscess. Plaintiffs claimed that the tubo-ovarian abscess ultimately caused, among other things, the premature delivery of the baby at 25 weeks gestation, a four-month hospitalization in a Neonatal Intensive Care Unit following the birth of the baby, and a developmental disorder that will affect the child for the entirety of her life.
We successfully argued that the patient did not present on the date of our client’s involvement with the typical signs and symptoms of a serious infectious process, but rather, the mother was experiencing a self-limiting viral infection that had no relationship to the abscess that was subsequently discovered.
After an eight-day trial, a Johnson County, Kansas jury returned a verdict in favor or our client and the other defendant.
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