Plaintiff v. Medical Center

January 25, 2019 – Congratulations to Bruce W. Megard, Eric R. Byrd and the rest of the BB&L team for a defense verdict in favor of their client, a defendant medical center.  The case centered around a claim of medical negligence for the acts of the medical center’s emergency department physician and physicians assistant for treatment rendered to a patient on two separate dates. Plaintiff, the executor of the patient’s estate, alleged that the medical center, by and through its employees, failed to diagnose the patient’s meningeal infection and treat with admission, intravenous antibiotics and surgical intervention, which caused her death.  After a three-week trial, the jury returned a verdict in favor of the medical center. (Spokane County Superior Court, Case No. 12-2-00325-9)