This wrongful death case involved an 18-year-old victim of a severe auto accident who underwent surgery to repair femur fractures in both legs. During surgery, the patient decompensated, and three hours later he died.
His mother brought a wrongful death action, alleging that her son’s death was the result of negligence by his treating physicians, including the anesthesiology team. Marc Erickson and Jeff Kuntz represented the anesthesiologist, a CRNA, and the professional corporation that employed them. A Jackson County, Missouri jury found that the defendants were not negligent and awarded our clients a defense verdict.