Practice Area: Medical malpractice
Description: Patient brought action against surgeon and others alleging professional negligence and violations of Consumer Protection Act (CPA) after her shoulder became infected following surgery such that open fusion had to be performed on her shoulder. The Superior Court, Spokane County, Salvatore F. Cozza, J., granted summary judgment to surgeon on CPA claim. Patient appealed The Court of Appeals, 141 Wash.App. 782, 173 P.3d 941, reversed. Surgeon filed petition for review.