Aug 10, 2021
Erie County, Ohio
Defense Verdict

Reminger Obtains Unanimous Defense Verdict in Favor of Hospitalist and Pharmacist

In a medical malpractice/wrongful death case against a hospital and their employed pharmacist, and independently contracted hospitalist, attorneys Marc Groedel, Michael Murphy, Danny Egger and Alexandria Esposito obtained unanimous defense verdicts for their clients.

The case involved the alleged negligent off label prescription of an antipsychotic medication which led to side effects including seizure, blood clotting, and, ultimately, the death of an elderly woman. The hospital’s employed pharmacist, represented by Michael Murphy and Alexandria Esposito, and hospitalist, represented by Marc Groedel and Danny Egger, were both accused of medical negligence. The Plaintiff claimed that the pharmacist was negligent in approving the prescription, as there is literature suggesting the medication is not safe for that use. The Plaintiff claimed that the hospitalist approved the use of the anti-psychotic medication and did not order adequate DVT prophylaxis, leading to deep vein thrombosis and pulmonary embolism.

After several days of trial, the plaintiff asked the jury to return a verdict in the amount of $2.1 million. The jury returned unanimous defense verdicts.

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