Defense Verdict for Plastic and Reconstructive Surgeon and Plastic and Cosmetic Surgery Practice
On April 14, 2022, Jack Shusted and Nikki Mosco obtained a unanimous defense verdict on behalf of their clients, a plastic and reconstructive surgeon and a plastic and cosmetic surgery practice, after a four-day trial in Northampton County Court of Common Pleas in Easton, Pennsylvania.
The trial centered on Plaintiff’s allegations that the surgeon lacerated the Plaintiff’s spleen during an abdominoplasty and liposuction procedure. The defense maintained that the Plaintiff suffered an unfortunate complication in the form of splenic bleeding which could not be tied radiographically or otherwise with faulty surgical technique on the part of the surgeon but rather, the injury was likely due to a spontaneous splenic rupture secondary to blood thinner medication. Mr. Shusted and Ms. Mosco were able to demonstrate that the surgeon’s surgical technique, intraoperative and postoperative care of the Plaintiff was appropriate and met all standards of plastic surgery care and that no action or inaction on the surgeon’s part caused the Plaintiff’s injury.