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Patient Alleges Medical Malpractice During Hospital Transfer

Angela Michelle Riley as Limited Guardian of the Person and Estate of John Cunningham, an Incompetent v Dr. Arthur Johnson

Party represented: Dr. Arthur Johnson
Venue: Circuit Court for Sebastian County, Arkansas, Fort Smith Division
State: Arkansas
Length of trial: 9 days

Type of case

Medical Malpractice 

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Defense Verdict

Patient alleges medical malpractice when WWHGD client could not perform surgical procedure and arranged a hospital transfer.  The transfer took 6 days and then suffered a vasospasm which resulted in severe and irreversible brain damage.  The jury voted 11-1 in favor of WWHGD client. 

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