02 August - 2018
Eric Stockman Obtained a Defense Verdict on Behalf of a Cardiologist and His Medical Group
August 2, 2018: After a two week trial, SOC Partner Eric Stockman obtained a defense verdict on behalf of a cardiologist and his medical group. Plaintiffs claimed that defendant failed to interpret the results of a stress echocardiogram used for pre-surgical clearance. Defendant cleared patient for shoulder surgery, after which plaintiff suffered a massive myocardial infarction. Over the course of 8 days of testimony — including the cross examination of plaintiffs’ expert via live feed from Los Angeles — Attorney Stockman presented the jury with overwhelming evidence that the cardiologist interpreted the testing appropriately and appropriately released the patient for surgery. Moreover, Attorney Stockman proved that the myocardial infarction was likely not predictable or preventable with anything other than testing that was not required by the standard of care. The jury rendered a defense verdict in 40 minutes.