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Hearn, Stanzione and Kus Secure Directed Verdict in Favor of Hospital in Negligent Credentialing Dispute

April 23, 2018

In a case of first impression, Johnson & Bell Shareholders, Edward W. Hearn and Sharon L. Stanzione, and Associate Attorney, Alan M. Kus, obtained a directed verdict in favor of their hospital client in a negligent credentialing dispute. Plaintiffs are seeking millions of dollars alleging Johnson & Bell’s client negligently credentialed a cardiologist who allegedly performed unnecessary surgeries in more than 300 cases. This is the first case of its kind because it invokes a review of a hospital credentialing process and seeks to hold hospitals responsible for independent physicians on their respective staffs.  By securing this directed verdict in its client’s favor, the Johnson & Bell trial team has helped set a precedent for the other pending cases and any other case against a hospital involving its credentialing processes.

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