Dale Bay, Margaret Roney, and Dawson Ogletree recently obtained a defense verdict in favor of an urgent care physician in a two-week wrongful death healthcare liability trial in Montgomery County Circuit Court. The plaintiff alleged the defendant physician misdiagnosed the decedent with gastroesophageal reflux disease four days prior to his death from cardiac tamponade as a result of a rare heart infection called purulent bacterial pericarditis. In closing arguments, plaintiff’s counsel asked the jury for $4,372,736 in economic damages and $750,000 in non-economic damages. The jury returned a verdict in favor of the defendant physician, finding that she did not deviate from the applicable standard of care.

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