KEITH FELTY AND JONAS PARKER RECIEVE A UNANIMOUS NO CAUSE VERDICT IN LAPEER COUNTY
In this medical malpractice action, plaintiff alleged that defendant urologist violated the standard of care by failing to: (1) properly diagnose the plaintiff with a yeast infection; (2) exhaust conservative measures prior to performing a surgery to remove a phimotic band the patient had developed; (3) obtain informed consent for the surgery; (4) offer the plaintiff an alternative procedure; and (5) perform the removal of the phimotic band within the applicable standard of care. Plaintiff further alleged that the defendant’s violations of the standard of care caused life-long injuries that only could be partially repaired through multiple expensive surgeries.
In response, Mr. Felty and Mr. Parker argued that informed consent was obtained, the surgery was indicated and performed within the standard of care, and that any post-operative “complaints” alleged by plaintiff were attributable to normal anatomic variation unrelated to the surgery.
The jury returned a unanimous 8 out of 8 no cause verdict for the defense.