10 Feb John E Hall, Jr., Received Defense Verdict
John E. Hall, Jr., along with his law partner, Beth W. Kanik, received a defense verdict in a case in Fulton County, GA. Mr. Hall represented a gynecologic oncologist and his practice group accused of negligently ordering chemotherapy on a patient with a suspected molar (abnormal/cancerous) pregnancy. Two defendant physicians previously settled out of the case. Mr. Hall was able to show the jury that the prior diagnostic tests and procedures performed by the former co-defendants caused the defendant oncologist to reasonably rule out a normal pregnancy and proceed to treat the potential cancer. Plaintiff asked the jury for $3-5 million at closing for compensation for the loss of her child. The jury deliberated for under 2 hours and returned a defense verdict on all counts.