Partners Secure Defense Verdict for Jacksonville Medical Center

A Calhoun County jury returned a defense verdict in favor of Jacksonville Medical Center on August 31, 2018. Huie partners Stan Cash and Megan Jones represented the defendant in the medical malpractice case.

The lawsuit arose from an incident occurring in November 2012 when the 53-year-old plaintiff fell. The plaintiff, who asked for $1.1 million in compensatory damages and punitive damages, alleged that a certified orthopedic technician failed to reapply a splint resulting in multiple Achilles tendon surgeries.

Throughout the five-day trial, several medical experts were called by plaintiff and defense attorneys, including an orthopedist who testified that wearing the splint would not have prevented this injury. Further evidence established that the standard of care was not violated by the hospital or its employees.

After a two-hour deliberation, a defense verdict was returned by the Calhoun County jury.