Defense Verdict in Medical Malpractice Case

Oliver v. OHSU, Multnomah County Case No. 1103-04084

This is a case where a one-year-old boy had surgery due to undescended testicles.  His parent, acting as his guardian ad litem, claim that they gave consent for a two-stage surgery to move his testicles into place. During the surgery, OHSU employees attempted to do the process all in the one surgery and complications led to the boy to lose his testicles.  The parents claim that they did not give consent for the all-in-one surgery.  OHSU claimed that the parents gave consent for the surgeons to use their medical judgment and do what appeared to be in the boy’s best interests during the surgery.  They argued that the outcome was one of the inherent risks of the surgery.  Plaintiffs sought $1,500,000.00.

Plaintiff’s Counsel – Richard Lane

Defense Counsel – Nikola Jones

Verdict – Defense Verdict 

January 31, 2014

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