Chicago: Hall and Luzio Secure Defense Verdict in Spinal Cord Injury Case
In May 2016, HPS represented a Chicago-area hospital in a high exposure case involving a Plaintiff who became quadrapeligic following cervical spine surgery. The Plaintiff was seeking $39 million in damages. The Plaintiff alleged that a nurse failed to timely recognize and communicate a change in blood pressure and mental status, thereby causing the plaintiff to become hypotensive, which led to the spinal cord injury. Our team, led by David Hall
and Krista Luzio
, argued that the nurse was attentive throughout her shift, appropriately assessed her patient, and the plaintiff suffered an unfortunate, but unpredictable complication from his surgery. Following a day and a half of deliberation, the jury came back with a verdict of not guilty against all defendants.