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Post & Schell Secures Unanimous Jury Verdict for Thomas Jefferson University Hospital

On January 27, 2016, Professional Liability Principal Kathleen Chancler and Associate Melinda A. Schumaker, obtained a unanimous defense verdict in the Philadelphia County Court of Common Pleas.

The case involved a 68-year-old woman who underwent a surgical biopsy at Thomas Jefferson University Hospital by one of its thoracic surgeons, which was complicated by a pulmonary artery injury. The patient had a protracted hospital course, and died three months later. Liability and causation were strenuously disputed, with the jury finding no negligence.

About the Attorneys:

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Kathleen Chancler is a Principal in Post & Schell's Professional Liability Defense Department, focusing her practice on the defense of medical malpractice claims. Her extensive litigation experience includes cases involving catastrophic and high damage exposure lawsuits and claims, as well as complex and medically detailed fact patterns. Learn More >>

Melinda Schumaker

Melinda A. Schumaker is an Associate in Post & Schell's Professional Liability Defense Department. She specializes in the defense of health care systems, hospitals, physicians and nurses in complex medical professional liability lawsuits. She accepts and handles cases directly assigned to her by clients and provides senior associate level assistance to multiple established partners. Learn More >>