May 2018

Plastic Surgeon Obtains New Trial After Small Plaintiff’s Verdict in Informed Consent Jury Trial

Tom Joensen served as lead counsel for a defendant surgeon in obtaining an order for a new trial after a jury awarded a $15,000 verdict in an informed consent medical negligence lawsuit relating to breast implants. After the plaintiff moved for a new trial on damages only, the defendant surgeon cross-moved for a new trial on all issues. The trial judge acknowledged the jury’s verdict was inconsistent and granted a new trial on all issues.

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