Medtronic Escapes Jury's $18M Surgical Fire Verdict
By Michael Lipkin (December 6, 2013, 8:53 PM EST) -- A Seattle jury on Thursday found two doctors, their employers and a hospital negligent and responsible for a surgical accident that set a Medtronic Inc. endotracheal tube on fire, awarding the victim $18 million but not finding Medtronic's design of the tube to be negligent.
Becky S. Anderson sued Medtronic, her doctors and their medical associations after a February 2012 elective surgery caused her airway to be set on fire, leaving her on a ventilator and in permanent long-term care.
In addition to Medtronic, Anderson sued surgeon Donald Paugh and his employer Wenatchee Valley Medical Center, as well as anesthesiologist Linda...
Stay ahead of the curve
In the legal profession, information is the key to success. You have to know what’s happening with clients, competitors, practice areas, and industries. Law360 provides the intelligence you need to remain an expert and beat the competition.
Access to case data within articles (numbers, filings, courts, nature of suit, and more.)
Access to attached documents such as briefs, petitions, complaints, decisions, motions, etc.
Create custom alerts for specific article and case topics and so much more!