Defense verdict on behalf of SSM DePaul Health Center in a wrongful death/medical malpractice case in St. Louis County, Missouri in December of 2017. Plaintiff alleged his mother was presented to the emergency department at DePaul Health Center on June 4, 2012 with bilateral subdural hematomas resulting in mental confusion. Plaintiff alleged the healthcare providers failed to secure his mother in the bed, and that she fell from the bed in the ER, sustaining a fracture to her right femur. Mother was admitted to the hospital and then subsequently died on June 12, 2012. Diane Robben and Sara Obermark successfully argued the health care providers took all of the necessary fall precautions and were not negligent in the care and treatment of plaintiff’s mother, and her death resulted from her preexisting bilateral subdural hematomas. The jury returned a defense verdict in favor of SSM.
January 11, 2018