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Smith and Chaddock obtain directed verdict for hospital

Matthew Smith and Adam Chaddock obtained a directed verdict for their client in a recent medical malpractice case in Peoria County.

The case involved a laparoscopic assisted vaginal hysterectomy resulting in an injury to a ureter. The patient required multiple repair surgeries and eventually had an elective nephrectomy to combat recurrent kidney infections.

The OB/GYN was sued for causing the injury and failing to diagnose it in a timely fashion.  Quinn Johnston’s client, the hospital, was sued for failing to transmit a CT report showing a possible ureter injury to the OB/GYN in a timely fashion.

Pretrial motion practice on behalf of the hospital resulted in judgment in the hospital’s favor on all but one allegation of negligence.   At trial, Plaintiff was unable to offer evidence in support of the remaining allegation, resulting in a directed verdict in favor of the hospital.

The case continued against the OB/GYN.

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