Smith and McHale Successfully Defend Infectious Disease Physician

Mr. Robert Smith and Mr. Patrick McHale successfully defended an Infectious Disease Physician and his group in a Cook County medical malpractice case involving the death of a 64-year-old male from sepsis. The plaintiff alleged the defendant physician negligently failed to diagnose and treat sepsis, and should have prescribed antibiotics and antiviral therapy even though there was no evidence of a known infection on the date in question. The jury deliberated for one hour before returning a not guilty verdict in favor of both defendants.