John Coghlan recently secured a defense verdict in a medical malpractice case in Onondaga County Supreme Court. Plaintiff presented to John’s client, a primary care physician, with a recent diagnosis of deep vein thrombosis. The physician referred the plaintiff to a vascular surgeon for further consultation and plaintiff alleged the physician failed to ensure the consultation took place in a timely manner. Plaintiff further claimed the alleged delay caused a worsening of the clot and permanent damage to the vessels in her leg. John presented expert evidence that the referral was made within accepted standards of care and successfully argued that an earlier consultation would not have altered the plaintiff’s outcome. After an eight-day trial, the jury quickly returned a unanimous defense verdict.