Webster v. Wang – Stephen Bullington, a Partner at Jones, Skelton & Hochuli recently obtained a defense verdict for his client. Plaintiff alleged internal medicine physician, fell below the standard of care for failing to timely diagnose Coumadin-induced skin necrosis in his deceased wife in September of 2010. Plaintiff alleged the Coumadin-induced skin necrosis was the ultimate cause of decedent’s death approximately 10 months later, following multiple hospitalizations for various complications. Defendant denied liability, arguing that Coumadin-induced skin necrosis, particularly at the stage of treatment it developed in the decedent, is extremely rare and that decedent’s symptoms were consistent with a bug bite as she had reported. Plaintiff asked the jury to award loss of consortium damages for decedent’s husband and four children. The jury deliberated for approximately one hour and returned a defense verdict in favor Jones, Skelton & Hochuli’s client.
Stephen Bullington dedicates his practice to representing medical service providers in matters involving allegations of medical malpractice and various other areas of health care law.