Galano v. Tay – Jones, Skelton & Hochuli, PLC is pleased to announce Partner Steve Bullington and Associate Cory Tyszka obtained a unanimous defense verdict for a medical malpractice case.  This case involved allegations of medical malpractice arising from a penile prosthesis exchange procedure.  Plaintiffs alleged that Defendant was negligent in leaving a fragment of tubing from the removed prosthesis in the Plaintiff’s groin area, causing Plaintiff to suffer an infection, additional surgeries, and loss of employment.  Defendant maintained that he met the standard of care in removing the prosthesis and that Plaintiff’s infection was not caused by the fragment.  Plaintiffs claimed $900,000 in damages due to pain and suffering, loss of consortium, lost wages, loss of enjoyment of life, medical bills, and expenses.  The case was tried in Maricopa County Superior Court before the Honorable Susan Brnovich.  After an eight day trial, the jury returned a unanimous defense verdict on February 2, 2017.

Stephen Bullington has been a Partner with Jones, Skelton & Hochuli for twenty years and concentrates his practice on medical malpractice and health care law.  He is a member of the American College of Trial Lawyers.

Cory Tyszka practices in the areas of medical malpractice and nursing home defense. Before joining Jones, Skelton & Hochuli as an Associate in 2015, she clerked for the Honorable Rebecca White Berch, retired Chief Justice of the Arizona Supreme Court.