Gary Samms Obtains a Defense Verdict on Behalf of Lab Director, Hospital and Health Care System

February 06, 2023

Partner Gary Samms, Chair of the Professional Liability and Catastrophic Loss Groups at Obermayer, obtained a defense verdict for a lab director, hospital, and health care system. Mr. Samms was asked to “parachute” in two weeks before trial and represent these health care providers. The complex case involved a lab mix-up that caused plaintiffs to have unnecessary surgery in the form of a radical prostatectomy for prostate cancer.  The surgery caused complications of stress urinary incontinence and erectile dysfunction. Plaintiff made an eight-figure demand. The trial lasted eight days before the Honorable Madelyn Fudeman in Berks County.  Raymond Petruccelli and Nancy Farnen were essential to the victory.