January, 2017

John W. Bocchino and Kyle Morat represented a Cardiologist and his practice in a claim of medical negligence for the death of a 54-year-old Hispanic male who was evaluated in anticipation of a tooth extraction for infection. The patient was seen and labeled as at moderate risk for local anesthesia and thereafter was treated in a dental office and during an extraction coded due to an overdose of Carbacaine. The patient had sat for the procedure two days earlier and had a reaction to medication and been sent home and told to return in two days. The jury found the defendant to be not negligent, and although Fabre issues were abundant, they did not reach that issue.