On December 17, 2016 a Leflore County jury returned a plaintiff verdict for $271,000 in Johnson v. Kronfol. The verdict included $46,000 in economic damages and $225,000 in non-economic damages. Here is the Final Judgment and Jury Verdict.

Here is plaintiff’s Johnson Second Amended Complaint.

Plaintiff alleged that she contracted sepsis as a result of a temporary hemodialysis catheter that defendant ordered and later failed to remove or order removed. Plaintiff dismissed the hospital and another physician before trial.

Plaintiff’s expert witness was Dr. Orlando Gutierrez, a nephrologist from UAB. Defendant’s experts were Dr. Gary Davis of Jackson Nephrology and the Defendant.

Chynee Bailey of Columbus represented the plaintiff. Gene Parker of Vicksburg represented the defendant. Circuit Judge Carol White-Richard presided.

My Take:

Good win for the plaintiff. In the current litigation climate, it’s hard to get a plaintiff verdict in any medical malpractice case.

Gene Parker is an excellent trial lawyer, so it was no doubt a hotly contested case. The defendants can’t win them all regardless of who the attorney is.