Last week, two Leib Knott Gaynor litigation teams secured defense jury verdicts for their clients.

First, LKG Partner and Shareholder, Sam Leib, along with Associate Attorney Brenden Leib and Paralegal Kathryn Davis, secured a defense verdict for a Wisconsin OB/GYN physician in a three-week trial in Outagamie County Circuit Court, on April 12, 2022. In this lawsuit, the plaintiffs alleged that the physician had practiced below the standard of care during the subject labor and delivery, and asked for over $29 million in damages. The defense successfully demonstrated that the medicine supported a finding that the physician complied with the standard of care and was not negligent during the labor and delivery. The jury deliberated for approximately three hours before returning a verdict in favor of the defense.

Meanwhile, in an adjacent Wisconsin state circuit court, after a 12 person jury trial, on April 13, 2022, a jury of 12 came back with a unanimous defense verdict for a podiatrist represented by LKG Partner and Shareholder Sean Gaynor, Associate Attorney Ashley Brown and Paralegal Jill Heiderich. The case, venued in Brown County Circuit Court, involved allegations of a negligent removal of orthopedic hardware that was placed during a Lapidus Akin Bunionectomy. In this lawsuit, the plaintiff alleged that her current condition – namely her need for subsequent surgeries and her deformed foot—was due to the negligence of the defendant podiatrist. The defense successfully demonstrated that their podiatrist client complied with the standard of care in removing the hardware and that the plaintiff’s condition was the result of known risks/complications that can occur after any bunionectomy procedure.