|Defense verdict for family physician in Montgomery County prostate cancer trial|
As co-counsel in a two-week long trial in Montgomery County, Sarah Baker obtained a defense verdict for the firm’s client, a family medicine doctor, who was accused of having failed to relay elevated prostate levels to her patient. The doctor adamantly denied the accusations, and testified she relayed the results to the patient’s wife, with the recommendation for re-testing of the level, following a course of antibiotics. The plaintiffs contended there was no plan for re-testing.
After two weeks of trial, the jury returned a defense verdict, finding that the doctor met the standard of care in making her recommendations to her patient, and that the patient was non-compliant with the doctor’s directions.