Meagher + Geer attorneys, Tracy Kolb and Timothy Schupp obtained a defense verdict in  a medical negligence case that arose out of a surgery performed by a general surgeon, in which an unexpected complication arose. There are risks and possible undesirable consequences associated with any surgery. The surgeon handled the complication skillfully and with the utmost due care. Further complications arose post-operatively, but were appropriately managed. The patient’s surgical and post-operative course were not as a result of any failure to meet the standard of care by the surgeon during the surgery. The jury agreed, after deliberating less than three hours.