Defended Neurosurgeon in Trial Alleging Failure to Timely Treat Traumatic Brain Injury
Following a three-week trial the jury was hung 11-1 in favor of defendant neurosurgeon. Represented neurosurgeon who cared for traumatic brain injury patient transferred to Atlanta following vehicle accident in the Dominican Republic. Plaintiff alleged that following transfer Dr. King failed to place a ventriculostomy in patient’s brain, resulting in massive swelling and brain injury, causing profound neurologic deficits. Plaintiff sought $20 million in damages.
Whitney Beaubian, An Incapacitated Adult, By and Through His Legal Guardian Traci R. Beaubian, v. Paul King, M.D., Metro Atlanta Neurosurgery, P.C., Lee Patterson, M.D., Kerrie Bossard, M.D., and Tenet Healthsystem GB, Inc., d/b/a, Atlanta Medical Center; (State Court of DeKalb County)