Partner Debbie Aviles Receives Defense Verdict in Medical Malpractice Case

Lewis Johs partner, Debbie Aviles, successfully defended a physical therapist in a case involving a then 82 year old male who underwent a right total hip replacement in January of 2010.  Following surgery, Physical Therapy was ordered and during Stair Training, the plaintiff suffered a fracture of the femur requiring revisionary surgery and additional rehab.  Plaintiff alleged that our PT improperly instructed the plaintiff during stair training and did not maintain constant contact.

It was a defense contention that this was a non displaced occult fracture that displaced during PT.  Debbie argued and presented witnesses to show that PT was properly performed in accordance with accepted standards PT.  The jury rendered a verdict on behalf of our client finding no departures from medical practice.


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