Defense Verdict in Retrial of a Medical Malpractice Case

Michael Bowbliss v. Quest Diagnostics

March 10, 2014
Fulton County

Matt Barr obtained a defense verdict following a 6 day trial in Fulton County for Quest Diagnostics.  The case was retried following a large Plaintiff verdict two years ago.  Plaintiff counsel asked the jury for "at least $7 million" in closing argument.  Plaintiffs called two doctors live to trial, both of whom testified that the subject blood draw caused injury to Plaintiff's nerve which resulted in CRPS, a lifelong debilitating pain condition. Defendants called two experts who both testified that Plaintiff did not have CRPS and that he could not have been injured by this draw given the geography of the arm.  The jury deliberated for about 2.5 hours before returning the defense verdict.

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