Joan Vorster Trials and Arbitrations

  • Medical malpractice. Defense of podiatrist for failure to diagnose critical limb ischemia. Defense verdict. November 2018
  • Medical malpractice. Defense of vascular surgeon on informed consent claim. Jury verdict for defendant. February 2018
  • Medical malpractice.  Defense of anesthesiologist on informed consent claim.  Jury verdict for defendant.  December 2017. 
  • Medical malpractice.  Defense of emergency medicine physicians for failure to diagnose epidural abscess.  Jury verdict for defendants.  November 2017.
  • Medical malpractice.  Defense of cardiac technician.  Jury verdict for defendant. April 2017
  • Medical malpractice. Defense of cardiologist for failure to diagnose and treat rejection. Jury verdict for defendant. February 2017
  • Medical malpractice. Defense of hospitalist for failure to properly treat heart failure. Jury verdict for defendant. December 2016
  • Medical malpractice. Defense of radiologist for failure to diagnose diverticular abscess. Jury verdict for defendant. October 2016
  • Medical malpractice. Defense of nephrologist for failure to diagnose a utero pelvic junction obstruction.  Jury verdict for defendant. July 2015
  • Medical malpractice. Defense of pediatric residents for failure to diagnose pneumonia in infant. Directed verdict for defendants. September 2014
  • Medical malpractice. Defense of podiatry professional corporation. Jury verdict for defendant. January 2014
  • Medical malpractice. Defense of OB/GYN nurse practitioner for uterine perforation following IUD insertion. Jury verdict for defendant. August 2013
  • Medical malpractice. Defense of surgeon and physician assistant for failure to diagnose and treat knee infection. Directed verdict for clients. June 2013
  • Medical malpractice. Defense of orthopedic surgeon in battery claim. Jury verdict for defendant. February 2013
  • Medical malpractice. Defense of physician assistant for failure to diagnose nerve sheath tumor. Directed verdict for client. January 2010
  • Medical malpractice. Defense of primary care physician for failure to diagnose stroke.  Jury verdict for defendant. December 2008
  • Medical malpractice.  Defense of primary care physician for failure to diagnose pneumonia.  Arbitration.  Verdict for defendant.  September 2008
  • Medical malpractice.  Defense of kidney transplant surgeon for failure to properly perform transplant surgery.  Jury verdict for defendant.  September 2008
  • Medical malpractice.  Defense of primary care physician for failure to diagnose prostate cancer.  Jury verdict for defendant.  July 2008
  • Medical malpractice.  Defense of obstetrician in shoulder dystocia case.  Jury verdict for defendant.  February 2007
  • Medical malpractice.  Defense of obstetrician in shoulder dystocia case.  Jury verdict for defendant.  January 2007
  • Medical malpractice.  Defense of orthopedic surgeon. Jury verdict for defendant.  October 2006
  • Defense of disability insurer on claim for benefits under disability policy. Jury verdict in part for plaintiff.  Contract claim and Chapter 93 A claim settled after verdict.  September 2005
  • Medical malpractice.  Defense of cardiothoracic surgeon.  Jury verdict for defendant.   January 2005
  • Defense of disability insurer on claim for benefits under disability policy.  Jury verdict for plaintiff. Bad faith claim settled after verdict.  April 2004
  • Medical malpractice.  Defense of psychiatrist for failure to admit patient who subsequently committed suicide.  Jury verdict for defendant.  November 2003
  • Medical malpractice.  Defense of primary care physician in failure to diagnose pneumonia in quadriplegic.  Jury for defendant.  October 2003
  • Defense of disability insurer on claim for benefits under disability policy.  Bench trial.  Settled before Court’s decision.  May 2003
  • Defense of disability insurer on claim for benefits under disability policy.  Jury trial. Settled before closing arguments.  August 2002
  • Medical malpractice.  Defense of primary care physician in failure to diagnose bowel obstruction.  Jury verdict for defendant.  June 2002
  • Medical malpractice.  Defense of primary care physician in failure to properly treat patient with delirium tremens.  Jury verdict for defendant.  January 2002
  • Defense of disability insurer on claim for benefits under disability policy.  Jury verdict for defendant.  September 2000
  • Defense of healthcare insurer in contract dispute with provider.  Arbitration.  Decision for plaintiff.  December 1999
  • Defense of general liability claim for national retail store.  Jury verdict for plaintiff.  April 1999
  • Defense of general liability claim for national retail store.  Jury verdict for plaintiff.  March 1999
  • Medical malpractice.  Defense of primary care physician in failure to diagnose colon cancer.  Jury verdict for defendant.  December 1998
  • Defense of general liability claim against hospital.  Jury verdict for defendant.  August 1998
  • Defense of breach of contract claim against national recording company.  Bench trial.  Verdict for defendant.  July 1998
  • Defense of general liability claim against hospital.  Jury verdict for defendant.  December 1997
  • Medical malpractice.  Defense of orthopedic surgeon.  Jury verdict for defendant.  November 1997
  • Defense of disability insurer for claim for disability benefits under ERISA-governed plan.  Bench trial.  Verdict for defendant.  October 1994
  • Defense of general liability claim against hospital.  Jury verdict for defendant.  December 1993
  • Defense of breach of contract claim.  Bench trial.  Verdict for plaintiff.  August 1993
  • Medical malpractice.  Defense of claim for improper nursing care.  Jury verdict for defendant.  June 1991
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