Medical Malpractice Defense Verdict

Bickel v. Providence Health and Services, Multnomah County Case No. 1309-13130

Mr. Bickel went to the hospital at Providence Newberg suffering from a heart attack.  He was treated and transported to defendant, Providence St. Vincent’s Hospital in Portland where he was treated and ultimately released after a stint was placed in his right coronary artery.  Approximately 11 days later Mr. Bickel died from coronary artery disease. Plaintiff alleges that Mr. Bickel’s death was the result of an incomplete diagnosis of the extent of Mr. Bickel’s the heart disease. He not only had right sided heart disease but also left sided.  They argued that the hospital and doctors were negligent in not recommending surgery. The estate sought $1,565,670.00.

The defense denied any negligence.

Plaintiff’s Counsel –  Sandy N. Webb

Defense Counsel – Drake Hood

Verdict – Defense Verdict

Date – December 8, 2014

December 8, 2014

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