James B. Hood Obtains Defense Verdict in Medical Malpractice Case
December 29, 2015 09:37 PM
IADC member Jamie Hood and Walker Barnes of Hood Law Firm, LLC obtained a defense verdict on December 17, 2015 after a jury trial in Greenville, South Carolina on behalf of an urologist who was sued in a medical malpractice action. Mr. Hood’s client was alleged to have failed to timely order a prostate biopsy prior to the patient developing metastatic prostate cancer. The patient died of prostate cancer three weeks before trial. The defense proved that the patient’s clinical history did not warrant a biopsy until the patient’s prostate-specific antigen ("PSA") levels rose 1-2 years after the plaintiffs alleged that a biopsy was warranted.