Lightfoot obtaining defense verdict in wrongful death lawsuit.
Lightfoot obtained a defense verdict for a gynecologist in a wrongful death lawsuit in Barbour County, Alabama. The plaintiffs in the case alleged that the gynecologist failed to diagnose papillary serous endometrial cancer during his care and treatment of the decedent. The decedent ultimately was diagnosed nine months later by another physician, and the plaintiffs argued earlier diagnosis would have led to earlier surgery and adjuvant therapy and prevented the decedent’s death. After a week-long trial, the jury returned a verdict in favor of the defendant physician.