Defense Verdict in Wrongful Death Case Against Healthcare Organization

After a three-week jury trial, Patrick Sheldon and Natalie Heineman obtained a defense verdict for our healthcare organization client in a wrongful death case in which plaintiff’s estate alleged that the client failed to timely diagnose the decedent’s prostate cancer. Counsel proved that the medical treatment complied with the standard of care and that the cancer, even if diagnosed earlier, was incurable. Plaintiff’s counsel had asked the jury for a $6 million verdict.