Brandon Henry successfully defended our client, a local urgent care center, and its employee, an advanced registered nurse practitioner, in a jury trial in which the plaintiff made claims of alleged failure to suspect and diagnose temporal arteritis.
The plaintiff, who was 78 years old at the time, alleged that our client, through its employee, should have ordered necessary laboratory testing that would have led to a successful diagnosis of temporal arteritis, a rare inflammatory process that can damage blood vessels that supply blood to the head area, and would have prevented the blindness that the plaintiff ultimately experienced.
We successfully argued that the patient did not present with the classic signs and symptoms of this rare condition, which made the suspicion and diagnosis very difficult. As a result, it was not required by the standard of care.
An Atchison County, Kansas jury returned a defense verdict in favor or our client and its employee, as well as all other defendants.
With one of the leading professional liability practices in the Midwest, Wagstaff & Cartmell represents professionals, like our defendant, who are held to a high standard of care. We provide hospital, doctors, and their healthcare professionals with aggressive litigation when necessary.