Dismissal of Physician’s Employer Affirmed on Appeal

Partner Vito Masciopinto and Deborah O’Brien (Of Counsel) successfully defended the Not Guilty verdict previously garnered by L&G Law Group in favor of the firm’s client, an attending physician’s employer, before the First District Appellate Court in Chicago. The plaintiff mother sought reversal of the jury’s verdict that the defendant physician and his employer were not negligent in failing to diagnose the heart condition which led to the death of her son (an admitted cocaine user), while he was under the physician’s care. In affirming the defense verdict, the Appellate Court rejected the plaintiff’s arguments that the trial court committed error when it limited recross-examination of a defense expert, and by refusing to instruct the jury on aggravation of a preexisting condition.