Sarrett v. Zhou

Philip Matthew deMaine

Case Conclusion Date:May 7, 2012

Practice Area:Medical Malpractice

Outcome:defense verdict for client

Description:Mr. deMaine achieved a defense verdict representing a general cardiologist in a 10-day trial in King County Superior Court in May 2012. The decedent was a 47-year old man who came to the urgent care clinic with complaints of burning, squeezing chest pain radiating into his arm. He was transferred from urgent care to the hospital for observation and further testing. Mr. de Maine's client was asked to perform a cardiac consultation. The estate, and the decedent's wife and three children filed suit, alleging that the testing performed by Mr. de Maine's client was inadequate and that additional testing should have been done to rule out significant coronary artery disease. Two other physicians were also defendants in the case, although Mr. de Maine's client was the "target" defendant. At closing, the plaintiff's attorney requested $7 million in damages. The jury returned a verdict in favor of all three defendants.