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Tuesday, June 18, 2013

Hood Law Firm, LLC announces a defense verdict following a one-week medical malpractice trial in Charleston, South Carolina. The case was tried by defense attorneys Molly H. Craig and H. Cooper Wilson, III. The plaintiff had sued his spinal surgeon following complications from a spinal fusion. Plaintiff alleged negligent placement an interbody fusion cage that later migrated impinging impingement on plaintiff’s iliac vein resulting a deep vein thrombosis that required additional surgeries and caused permanent damage.

The defense presented testimony from the defendant surgeon, expert physicians, and treating physicians who testified that the cage was the appropriate size and was reasonably placed, that the surgeon had checked the positioning of the cage interoperatively numerous times, and that the decision to leave the cage in position was reasonable and within the standard of care. The defense also presented testimony that migration of cages and the development of blood clots are known complications of the procedure and can occur absent any medical negligence.

The jury deliberated for two hours before returning a defense verdict.

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