Senior Trial Partner Peter T. Crean, Partner Anina H. Monte, and Associate Christina T. Pingaro received a defense verdict in Suffolk County Supreme Court before Judge Condon. This matter involved allegations of negligence in the timing of the diagnosis and management of the decedent's aortic dissection. It is claimed that due to unnecessary delays in the emergency department and in preparing the patient for surgery, plaintiff coded and passed away before life-saving open heart repair surgery could be performed by our physician-client.
Our team was successful in limiting the scope of the allegations and expert testimony submitted to the jury, while demonstrating the speed in which our client’s emergency medical team and cardiothoracic team fully and timely assessed and treated this patient for a life threatening and fatal condition. The jury agreed with the defense’s presentation and that the care rendered did not cause or contribute to the patient’s death.