Founding member of the firm, Doug Perry obtained a defense verdict in a medical malpractice case in the Supreme Court, Suffolk County on November 1, 2023 in a case that originally ended in a hung jury resulting in a mistrial being declared earlier in the year. The defense verdict was obtained on behalf of his client, a hand surgeon who rendered treatment to the 49 year old plaintiff who suffered from a crush injury of his hand. The case involved an alleged failure of our client to timely examine and treat a crush injury which plaintiff claimed resulted in multiple subsequent surgeries and permanent disability. Plaintiff’s expert, a plastic and reconstructive surgeon, testified that the delay in treatment by the defendants physician resulted in the need for 5 subsequent surgeries which left the plaintiff with limited options including amputation of the index finger. During summations, plaintiff’s counsel requested that the jury award $750,000 for past pain and suffering and $1,000,000 for future damages. After deliberating for less than two hours, the jury returned a unanimous verdict in favor of our client. It is worth noting that the plaintiffs expert was also the treating surgeon who provided opinions as to departure, causation and permanency at both the first and second trial. The trial took place before the Hon. Carmen Victoria St. George in the Supreme Court, Suffolk County over a period of six days.