Gary Samms Obtains a Unanimous Defense Verdict on Behalf of a Surgeon and Einstein Hospital

July 27, 2021

After a five-day jury trial in the Philadelphia Court of Common Pleas, Obermayer partner Gary Samms obtained a unanimous defense verdict on behalf of a surgeon and Einstein Hospital. The plaintiffs alleged the doctor committed malpractice by failing to appropriately diagnose and treat a colon perforation after a pancreaticoduodenectomy. The Honorable Anne Butchart presided over the trial, centered around complicated medicine regarding the removal of ampullary cancer in the head of the pancreas. The Plaintiff contracted sepsis and permanent atrial fibrillation resulting in four months of institutionalized care, a permanent pacemaker, and numerous surgeries. 

Gary Samms is the Chair of the Professional Liability and Catastrophic Loss Group at Obermayer. He has comprehensive experience in complex civil litigation matters. His law practice concentrates in the areas of commercial, medical malpractice, professional liability, health care, sexual assault claims, intellectual property litigation, and cases of high monetary exposure. Learn more about Gary and his practice here.

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