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Won a complete defense verdict in a complex medical malpractice trial.


A WTO trial team of Kevin Kuhn and John Streelman obtained a defense verdict in favor of an emergency physician in a two-week medical malpractice trial in the United States District Court for the District of Colorado.

This case involved a 54-year-old woman who arrived at our client's emergency department with multiple complaints, including back and neck pain. WTO's physician client diagnosed her as having diabetes, hyponatremia (low sodium), and leg weakness and arranged for her to be admitted to the hospital in the care of her family physician. 36-hours later, she was diagnosed with an exceedingly rare upper spinal cord cyst, which left her paralyzed.

The plaintiff sought $12 million in damages on claims that the defendant physicians were negligent in initially diagnosing the cyst before it paralyzed her. On June 26, 2014, the jury unanimously decided in favor of WTO's client.

Won a complete defense verdict in federal court in Colorado for an emergency physician in a three-week medical malpractice trial in which the plaintiff alleged misdiagnosis leading to paralysis and asserted damage claims of $12 million. The verdict was featured in DRI's And the Defense Wins (October 1, 2014).
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