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Johnson & Bell Shareholder, Stacey A. Cischke, and Attorney, Margaret A. Connery, obtained a defense verdict in favor of their health care clients from a Cook County jury in a medical malpractice dispute.  In this case, the plaintiff sought between $3-4 million in damages over an alleged failure to diagnose scoliosis in an adolescent, resulting in surgery.  Plaintiff claimed that two pediatric specialists, among others, failed to either appreciate signs of scoliosis and/or failed to do appropriate examinations to look for scoliosis over the course of four years. Plaintiff’s counsel brought numerous medical experts in to testify in support of their claims.  The defense countered with experts from top pediatric hospitals as well as a surgeon specializing in scoliosis.  After a two-week trial, the jury deliberated for six hours before rendering their verdict absolving all five defendants. Cischke and Connery represented three of the five defendants in this case, including the hospital and two of its professional staff.

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