Plaintiff v. Medical Center

August 20, 2018 – Congratulations to Bruce Megard, David Norman, and the rest of the BB&L team for their judgment as a matter of law in favor of their client, a defendant medical center.  The case centered around a claim of medical negligence against a board-certified Otolaryngologist for allegedly negligently transecting the patient’s facial nerve during a complicated revision neck dissection for recurrent papillary thyroid carcinoma.


Trial began August 13, 2018 before the Honorable Karen Donohue in King County Superior Court   After the plaintiff rested, Bruce and David’s client moved for judgment as a matter of law on the basis that plaintiff’s expert failed to provide sufficient evidence upon which a reasonable jury could find liability against defendant.   Judge Donohue agreed with Bruce and David, and granted the motion on August 20, 2018, dismissing plaintiff’s claim. (King County Sup. Ct. No. 17-2-13370-1 SEA)