TRAUTSCH v. HOSPITAL
State of Wisconsin/Circuit Court/Dane County
In this medical negligence case, Corneille Law Group successfully defended a physical therapist and physiatrist against allegations that the Plaintiff injured his back during physical therapy. The Plaintiff had recently undergone spinal fusion surgery that involved the installation of instrumentation in his lumbar spine. The Plaintiff claimed that ten days after the surgery he was asked to perform a physical therapy maneuver which caused the pedicle screws, which had been inserted into his spine to become dislodged. At trial, the Corneille Law Group successfully argued that the physical therapy maneuver was appropriate and not the cause of the Plaintiff's injury. The jury returned a verdict in favor of the defense, finding that neither the physical therapist nor the physiatrist were negligent. Consequently, the Plaintiff was awarded nothing.