Jones, Skelton & Hochuli, PLC is pleased to announce that Partner Donn Alexander obtained a defense verdict on behalf of his client in Maricopa County Superior Court.

The medical malpractice and wrongful death case involved the death of a 16 month-old child.  The child, who had previously been healthy, was admitted to the Pediatric Intensive Care Unit at a local Phoenix hospital after developing croup and respiratory distress.  Plaintiffs alleged that Mr. Alexander’s client, a pediatric critical care specialist, fell below the standard of care by failing to timely and properly intubate the child.  The child ultimately coded and could not be resuscitated.  The trial lasted five weeks.  In closing Plaintiffs’ counsel asked the jury to award the child’s parents $15 – $20 million in damages.   The jury returned a defense verdict.

Donn Alexander joined Jones, Skelton & Hochuli in 2002 and has been a Partner since 2008. He specializes in health care litigation, with a particular emphasis on hospital defense, medical malpractice defense, drug and medical device litigation, and defense of long-term care facilities.  Mr. Alexander has extensive experience representing local and national health care clients in state and federal court, arbitration, mediation and administrative proceedings.  He has successfully tried numerous cases to verdict.