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06/12/2018

Foulkrod and Lauerman Prevail at Trial

Attorneys Andrew Foulkrod and Eric Lauerman, members of the Medical Malpractice team in the firm's Harrisburg office, prevailed at trial in the defense of a local otolaryngologist.  It was alleged that the otolaryngologist was negligent in performing uvulopalatalpharyngoplasty (UPPP) in an outpatient surgical center on a 23 year old woman with severe obstructive sleep apnea.  The patient suffered fulminant post obstructive pulmonary edema from which she could not be resuscitated.  It was alleged that a hospital environment would have been better equipped to handle complications associated with severe obstructive sleep apnea, and also that failure of CPAP treatment was a necessary prerequisite to offering a surgical option in the first place.