Sproule and Fleming Medical Malpractice Case Defense Verdict

Huie partners R. Gordon Sproule, Jr. and Charles J. Fleming, Jr. successfully defended a long-term care facility in a medical malpractice case that was tried before an arbitrator in Jefferson County, Alabama on March 6, 2018. The personal injury action was brought by a quadriplegic nursing home resident who sustained head and facial injuries when he fell out of bed. The injuries resulted in permanent loss of vision in one eye. Plaintiff claimed the long-term care facility failed to conduct a proper fall risk assessment and failed to implement appropriate interventions to prevent falls. However, during the two-day trial, Defense counsel proved that the resident’s injuries were not caused by a breach in the standard of care. Thus, the Arbitrator returned a verdict for the Defendant long-term care facility.