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Won a defense verdict in Philadelphia the week of Christmas against allegations that a missed diagnosis led to a patient's leg amputation.

Date: 12.21.17


WTO attorneys Joseph Farchione, Andrew H. Myers, and Jennifer Parker

WTO attorneys defended against claims of malpractice and negligence in a case involving a 42-year-old patient who presented to the emergency department with pain in her groin. A physician assistant diagnosed muscle strain and sent the patient home. One week later, doctors amputated the plaintiff’s leg due to a soft tissue infection in her thigh that progressed to necrotizing fasciitis. WTO argued that a muscle strain diagnosis was reasonable under the circumstances. After nine hours of deliberations over two days in downtown Philadelphia right before Christmas, jurors delivered a defense verdict.