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Smith Haughey's Medical Malpractice Attorneys Obtained a Successful No Cause Verdict

March 19, 2014

Grand Rapids, Mich., March 19, 2014— Attorneys Jack O'Loughlin and Jason Sebolt obtained a no cause verdict based upon a finding that our client, a neurological surgeon, complied with the standard of care in his performance of a cervical laminectomy.

The case involved a 73-year-old Plaintiff who had a history of chronic neck and low back pain following multiple prior surgeries. After the cervical laminectomy at issue, the Plaintiff had residual neurological deficits. The Plaintiff’s attorney sought in excess of $3 million at the time of trial. The jury trial encompassed two weeks in Kalamazoo County Circuit Court. After a very short deliberation, the jury returned its verdict in favor of the Defendants.