DEFENDANT

A physician in Florida was sued for a missed diagnosis. He was not a member of Medical Justice at the time he was sued.

PLAINTIFF’S EXPERT

Early in the case, testimony from the plaintiff’s expert suggested a strong case of obvious negligence and plaintiff’s counsel placed an initial value on the case of $300,000.

CASE OUTCOME

The physician purchased PE Shield from Medical Justice and plaintiff’s counsel was immediately informed of this membership. The plaintiff’s expert subsequently “adjusted” his previous testimony, now suggesting the case had “no merit” and demonstrated “no negligence.” Plaintiff’s counsel agreed to dismiss the case and walk away for $5,000.

A second letter was sent to plaintiff’s counsel to remind the parties that without an expert opinion supporting negligence, there was NO CASE. Counsel dismissed the medical malpractice case “with prejudice” and the case was dropped permanently! – This was a major WIN for our Medical Justice plan member.