Defense Verdict for Podiatric Surgeon

February 6, 2023

On Tuesday January 31, 2022, Jacob Lehman and Jack Shusted obtained a defense verdict on behalf of their client, a podiatric surgeon, after a week-long trial in the NJ Superior Court in Camden, New Jersey.

At trial Plaintiff claimed that the surgeon failed to practice within the standard of care in his treatment of tailor’s bunions and other conditions in the Plaintiff’s right and left feet, including through the choice and performance of three different surgeries. Plaintiff claimed lifelong impairment and pain as a result of the allegedly botched surgeries including the need for three additional procedures from another provider and ongoing medical care for life.

Mr. Lehman and Mr. Shusted showed the jury how the Defendant  surgeon  met the standard of care in evaluating and treating the Plaintiff and that all the choices, including surgical choices were reasonable and appropriate and made in consultation with the patient. They also demonstrated how the Plaintiff’s claimed injuries were not all related to the foot surgeries and how her claimed future damages were out of proportion to her true injuries.