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Trial Win for John T. Maloney in Radiology and Urogynecology Action

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John T. Maloney successfully defended his clients, a local radiologist and her radiology practice, in a medical malpractice trial held in Albany County Supreme Court before the Honorable Kimberly O’Connor.

Mr. Maloney’s clients and several other physicians were sued for medical malpractice by the plaintiff, a 42 year old married mother of two children, who claimed that she suffered permanent injury due to the alleged medical negligence of the defendants.

Plaintiff claimed that following the birth of her second child, she suffered from gas incontinence. She was referred by her doctor for an outside consultation and was seen by the co-defendant surgeon, who was separately represented in this action. Plaintiff underwent an anterior anal sphincteroplasty and perineorrhaphy to repair a disrupted anterior anal sphincter and disrupted vaginal outlet.

Thereafter, the plaintiff was sent by her surgeon for a CT scan of her pelvis due to a clinical history of mass in the right gluteal area. Her CT scan was reviewed and interpreted by Mr. Maloney’s client, a radiologist, who found mild post-operative inflammation and recto vaginal fistula which could not be excluded and clinical correlation is necessary.

The plaintiff subsequently underwent treatment and several surgical procedures by a non-party colorectal surgeon. She alleged permanent damage due to the negligence of the defendant physicians, who she claimed did not timely or properly diagnose or treat her abscess, causing permanent incontinence and defection issues.

Jury trial was concluded on November 30, 2014 with a verdict of No Cause for Action in favor of both of Mr. Maloney’s clients. The jury returned a verdict of $1.75 million dollars against the co-defendant physicians.

John T. Maloney is a partner and litigator at Carter Conboy. He concentrates his legal practice on the defense of medical malpractice and professional malpractice claims, product liability, and commercial litigation in State and Federal courts throughout New York. Mr. Maloney regularly represents physicians and other professionals before State Administrative agencies and licensing boards including the State of New York Department of Health Office of Professional Misconduct (OPMC). Mr. Maloney is a distinguished Fellow of the American College of Trial Lawyers and was named the 2014 “Lawyer of the Year” by Best Lawyers in America in the category of Product Liability defense, and a “Best Lawyer” in the areas of Medical Malpractice defense, Product Liability defense, and Professional Malpractice defense.

Carter Conboy is a Martindale-Hubbell AV® Preeminent™ peer rated full-service law firm committed to providing the highest quality legal representation to its clients. Founded in 1920, Carter Conboy has offices in Albany and Saratoga Springs, New York, serving clients throughout New York, Massachusetts, New Jersey and New Hampshire. For additional information about the firm, visit www.carterconboy.com or contact the firm’s Director of Marketing, Stacy A. Smith, at 518-810-0516 or ssmith@carterconboy.com.