Amy Shwed and Brad Williams, attorneys in C&W's Scranton, Pennsylvania office, were granted a defense verdict in a recent medical malpractice claim. Their client, a urologist, treated a patient using Extracorporeal Shock Wave Lithotripsy (ESWL) for a stone in the ureter. The defendant urologist, having serious concerns about infection, re-treated the patient nine days after the original procedure. The patient unfortunately suffered a hematoma, which led to multi-system failure and death.
The allegation was that the urologist should have followed the standard protocol of waiting 30 days for re-treatment. Attorneys Shwed and Williams successfully argued that the earlier re-treatment after nine days was appropriate given the defendant's concerns about infection.