Our clients, Terrence Quinn of Phillips Law Offices and Tara Devine of Salvi Schostok & Pritchard had a difficult case in an unfriendly environment. There wasn’t even a settlement offer.
They knew they were going to trial, that they would have to educate a jury on complicated anatomy & pathophysiology. They couldn’t be too antiseptic; the jury would have to empathize with their client.
Their client, a five-year-old girl, suffered from a condition that required her to receive regular blood transfusions.
One of our challenges was to describe how blood transfusions can make the gas exchange within the lungs in a healthy patient more difficult and then how dangerous it was with our client who had unresolved pneumonia.
During the transfusion, she went into respiratory distress and died three hours later.
Treatment Given vs. Treatment Needed