Missouri medical malpractice trial results in verdict for plaintiff

surgery.jpgA Missouri personal injury lawsuit based on alleged medical malpractice recently resulted in a $1.4 million dollar verdict for the plaintiff, Vickie Shaw. Ms. Shaw sued Dr. Daniel Weed in Clay County Circuit Court. She alleged that Dr. Weed was negligent by inaccurately diagnosing her with avascular necrosis, which resulted in the unnecessary performance of a total hip replacement surgery. She further alleged that the unnecessary surgery left her with permanent pain issues and caused one leg to lengthen, leaving her with uneven leg sizes. The trial lasted three days, and the jury needed less than four hours to rule in Shaw’s favor.