Boston Partner Brent Tingle obtained a defense verdict after a one-week trial in Middlesex Superior Court. The plaintiff/patient alleged damages due to a complication from a surgical procedure performed by our client. The plaintiff required emergency surgery and claimed ongoing chronic symptoms afterwards. The defense argued that the injury was a rare but known risk of the procedure. Plaintiff’s counsel asked for an award of $1,500,000 in her closing. The jury deliberated for three hours before returning a verdict for the defendant.