JOHN M. TOTH AND ROBERT HOARD RECEIVE A UNANIMOUS VERDICT IN FAVOR OF CLIENTPrint PDF
SOUTHFIELD, MI – August 8, 2014
Breish v. DeYoung
This matter involved a claim of podiatric malpractice in Macomb County involving a non-union of a first metatarsal phalangeal joint fusion with a patient who had rheumatoid arthritis. Given plaintiff’s underlying rheumatoid arthritis and osteoporosis, in conjunction with non-compliance, the two attempts at fusion were not successful. Thereafter, the plaintiff had two further attempts at a fusion by a subsequent treating podiatrist; both those surgeries failed as well. As a result, the plaintiff was claiming permanent disability. In closing, plaintiff demanded $150,000. The jury was out for one hour and returned a unanimous verdict in favor of Sullivan Ward's client.