27 February - 2019
Partners Eric Stockman and Vimala Ruszkowski obtained a defense verdict in Bridgeport Superior Court
SOC Partners, Eric Stockman and Vimala Ruszkowski, obtained a defense verdict in Bridgeport Superior Court on behalf of a General Surgeon and Connecticut Hospital. Plaintiff alleged surgical negligence in the performance of a total thyroidectomy, which plaintiff alleged caused injury to the recurrent laryngeal nerve and resulted in vocal chord paralysis. The defense was able to prove to the jury that the injury was a risk of the procedure that occurs in the absence of negligence and undermine the credibility of plaintiff’s expert with his past deposition testimony. The jury came back with a defense verdict in nine minutes.