Partner Sean M. Gaynor and Associate Ashley Brown successfully defended a Board Certified Orthopedic Surgeon in a case involving allegations of negligence stemming from a total right hip arthroplasty.   The allegations centered on the patient’s claim that he developed a right total and complete hip abductor tear following the surgery.  The trial, which lasted four-plus days, included nationally renowned orthopedic surgeons presented by the defense who contended that the doctor not only complied with the standard of care of his treatment of the patient but also did not cause any injuries or damages.   After only one hour of deliberations, the jury returned a verdict finding the doctor not negligent.  This is the sixth defense verdict obtained by lawyers from Leib Knott Gaynor this year.