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08/17/2022

Attorney Shwed Gets Medical Malpractice Defense Verdict in Jury Trial

Amy A. Shwed, a partner in the firm's Scranton office and Chair of the firm's Medical Malpractice Practice Group, recently secured a defense verdict in a jury trial alleging failure to diagnose in a medical malpractice case

Attorney Shwed represented a radiologist who read a CT scan with oral contrast on June 28, 2017 who did not diagnosis several abdominal abscesses.  Two days later, the radiologist read a second CT Scan with IV and oral contrast and diagnosed the abdominal abscesses.  On June 30th, after reviewing the June 28th CT scan images again, he documented the abscesses were indeed present on the earlier scan.

Attorney Shwed successfully argued that the abscesses were only diagnosable in hindsight, after reviewing the June 30th images, and that the radiologist’s review on June 28th met the standard of care.  The jury agreed, and found in favor of the radiologist, rendering a defense verdict.

If you have any questions about this case, please contact Amy Shwed at ashwed@c-wlaw.com or (570) 347-0600.