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CG&P Wins Defense Verdict for Nurse Practitioner in Wrongful Death Lawsuit

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CG&P Wins Defense Verdict for Nurse Practitioner in Wrongful Death Lawsuit

CG&P’s client was accused of missing signs and symptoms of an aortic dissection in a patient that presented to his general physician’s office with bronchitis and a complaint of upper back pain. The patient died 3 days later of a ruptured aorta. Plaintiff claimed the diagnosis was missed and the patient’s death would have been prevented had a prompt referral to a hospital been made at the time that he presented to the medical office. The patient, age 42 at the time of his death, left a wife and two young children; and the jury was asked to return a verdict in excess of $7 million. At trial we were successful in convincing the jury that our client’s care was appropriate and that the dissection could not have been present at the time of the patient’s office visit. The jury returned a verdict absolving CG&P’s client of any liability for the patient’s death. Ralph A. Catalano, Esq. tried the case on behalf of the Firm.