Court of Appeals Upholds Jury’s Finding of No Negligence

On December 5, 2012, the Wisconsin Court of Appeals affirmed a jury’s finding that a physician’s failure to obtain informed consent (regarding a breast tissue biopsy) was not a substantial factor in causing injury to the plaintiff and a jury’s finding that the physician was not negligent in performing the biopsy. Even though the plaintiff did not file post-verdict motions with respect to the physician, she claimed that she was appealing the jury’s findings. Yet, in a footnote, the Court of Appeals recognized that the plaintiff did not challenge the verdict in favor of the physician; it therefore affirmed the dismissal of the physician. Lori Gendelman tried the case on behalf of the physician. Jason J. Franckowiak represented the physician in the Court of Appeals.


April 2011

Todd Weir Obtains Defense Verdict

On March 18, 2011, after a two week trial in a complex bariatric surgery case, the jury returned a verdict exonerating the physician Todd Weir represented. The jury deliberated for only an hour and ten minutes. The plaintiff was...
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