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Douglas R. Lewis and Kimberly K. Bocell Obtain Unanimous Defense Verdict in a Medical Malpractice Lawsuit ◦ Health Care
March 22, 2016

Douglas R. Lewis and Kimberly K. Bocell obtained a unanimous defense verdict in a medical malpractice lawsuit in Dallas County.  Plaintiff claimed that the Defendant, a board-certified OB/GYN, failed to properly evaluate and treat her for a post-partum infection following the uneventful delivery of her baby.  Plaintiff sought economic and non-economic damages in excess of $650,000.00.  Defendant argued that Plaintiff’s post-partum course was normal and expected and that she never showed signs of an infection prior to her discharge.  Instead, once at home, she developed a rare, aggressive, unforeseeable infection in her lungs that quickly turned into sepsis.  The Plaintiff returned to the hospital the next day and her infection was diagnosed and successfully treated during a lengthy hospital course.  The jury returned their unanimous verdict for the Defendant-Physician after just 41 minutes of deliberation.

Attorneys: Douglas R. Lewis; Kimberly K. Bocell