Attorney Ted Smith recently obtained a well-earned Defense Verdict after a two week trial in Rome, NY. The 51-year old plaintiff suffered an unintended small bowel perforation during a diagnostic laparoscopy which was undetected during surgery. Plaintiff returned to the hospital five days later in septic condition and remained there for the next 40 days. During trial, Attorney Smith effectively used state-of-the art audio visual software (Trialpad) to illustrate the complexities of the medical anatomy to the Jury and to highlight relevant portions of medical and other records introduced into evidence. The case presentation was supported by strong defense experts who testified the surgeon’s actions were consistent with the standard of medical care and incidental bowel injury was a known and accepted risk of surgery. After 80 minutes of deliberation, the Jury returned a unanimous defense verdict in favor of a relieved and grateful doctor.