DHD Trial Victory – Defense Verdict in Medical Malpractice Trial – Russ Hewit secures jury verdict for defendant cardiologist
Trial partner Russ Hewit successfully defended a cardiologist in a wrongful death case brought by the estate of a 39 year old married father of one in the Essex County Superior Court. Plaintiff claimed the decedent had presented to the emergency room with signs and symptoms of an acute heart attack, including a significantly abnormal EKG, but was discharged home, where he died the next day. Plaintiff’s economist testified to projected loss of income and loss of care, guidance and advice to the surviving spouse and child of between $3.6 and $4.6 million. The case was tried to a jury over the course of two weeks in Essex County.