Mohave County Superior Court

Donn Alexander obtained a unanimous defense verdict in favor of his client, an orthopedic surgeon practicing in northwest Arizona. After a 5-day trial, the jury deliberated for less than 30 minutes before returning its verdict in our client’s favor.

Plaintiff alleged that the Defendant surgeon negligently performed surgery to repair a rotator cuff injury. At trial, Plaintiff’s expert testified that the surgeon negligently failed to perform a proper preoperative workup, failed to perform the surgery in accordance with the applicable standard of care, and negligently treated Plaintiff post-operatively. Plaintiff’s counsel argued that Defendant’s negligence caused Plaintiff’s failed surgery, resulting in additional treatment, surgery, pain, possible permanent injury, and financial and emotional distress. During trial, Donn Alexander argued that the surgeon acted in accordance with and met all medical care standards. Records also demonstrated that the Plaintiff did not follow certain discharge instructions, and refused recommended medications and treatment plans.

Donn Alexander focuses his practice in health care litigation, with a particular emphasis on hospital defense, medical malpractice, drug and medical device litigation, and defense of long-term care facilities. He represents general and specialty hospitals, physicians, drug and medical device companies, long-term care facilities, home health agencies, laboratories, pharmacies, outpatient surgery centers and ancillary service providers. His clients range from individual physicians to Fortune 500 companies.