Kazzazi v. Das – Jones, Skelton & Hochuli, PLC is pleased to announce Partner Cristy Chait and Associate Cory Tyszka obtained a defense verdict for a medical malpractice case. This case involved allegations of medical malpractice arising from an endoscopic procedure. Plaintiffs alleged that the procedure was not indicated and that Defendant was negligent in performing the procedure while Plaintiff remained on Plavix, causing Plaintiff to suffer a severe internal hemorrhage and associated complications. Defendant maintained that he met the standard of care in ordering the procedure and continuing Plaintiff’s Plavix. Defendant further claimed that Plaintiff’s alleged ongoing damages were caused by preexisting conditions. Plaintiffs claimed approximately $1,000,000 in damages due to pain and suffering, loss of consortium, loss of enjoyment of life, medical bills, and expenses. The case was tried in Maricopa County Superior Court before the Honorable David Talamante. After a seven day trial, the jury returned a defense verdict on September 20, 2017.

Cristy has been a Partner with Jones, Skelton & Hochuli for seventeen years and concentrates her practice on medical malpractice, nursing home defense, and health care litigation. She is a member of the Arizona Women Lawyers Association and is the Co-Chair of the firm’s Diversity Committee.

Cory also practices in the areas of medical malpractice and nursing home defense. Before joining Jones, Skelton & Hochuli in 2015, she clerked for the Honorable Rebecca White Berch, retired Chief Justice of the Arizona Supreme Court. She is a member of ASU’s Law, Science & Innovation Executive Council.