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Michael Sloneker and Cullen Casey obtained a defense verdict in the Circuit Court for Montgomery County following a 6 day jury trial.  The plaintiff alleged that the defendant surgeon was negligent in clipping and cutting both the common hepatic duct and the common bile duct during a laparoscopic cholecystectomy procedure in October 2011.  The plaintiff also alleged that she required four additional procedures, including a Roux-en-Y hepatico-juenjunostomy (biliary reconstructive surgery) at Georgetown University Medical Center, which left her with a large midline abdominal scar.  She also claimed approximately $200,000 in medical expenses resulting from the alleged negligence.

The defense called experts in surgery and hepatico-biliary surgery who testified that the plaintiff had abnormal biliary anatomy that led to the misidentification of bile ducts and the injury.  

The jury deliberated for approximately 2 hours before returning the defense verdict.


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