WTO obtains complete defense verdict in Philadelphia medical malpractice arbitration
On May 1, 2012, the Wheeler Trigg O'Donnell team of John Fitzpatrick, Kara Rosenthal, and Michele Choe successfully defended a Philadelphia psychiatric hospital in a two-day medical malpractice arbitration.
The case involved the tragic death of a 56-year old man who died in an auto accident several hours after being discharged by WTO's hospital client. The plaintiff's family claimed that the hospital was negligent in releasing the patient to drive after administering medication.
The WTO team was called in five days prior to mediation in this seemingly unwinnable case. After WTO's client offered a multimillion dollar settlement that was rejected by the plaintiff, the WTO team proved that the hospital was not liable for the man's death and obtained a complete defense verdict in a two-day arbitration.