Following a two-week long trial in November, Tracy Kolb and Besse McDonald obtained a defense verdict for all four of their clients, three physicians and a hospital, in a medical malpractice case tried to a jury in U.S. District Court in Bismarck, North Dakota. Their three co-defendants also earned defense verdicts. The lawsuit arose out of a prescription for the medication Bactrim. The patient developed Stevens-Johnson Syndrome (SJS) with ocular involvement. SJS is an extraordinarily rare disorder. It was alleged that there was not an indication for the medication and multiple emergency department providers failed to recognize SJS due to an allergic reaction to Bactrim.

Tracy has been practicing law in North Dakota since 1995. She has practiced in the private and public sector handling litigation, administrative and legislative matters, and legal and regulatory compliance matters, particularly in the health care setting. Her private practice has been devoted primarily to litigation, mostly representing health care providers—hospitals, clinics, physicians, nurses, and long-term care facilities—and the defense of medical malpractice cases. Tracy has also represented providers in state regulatory licensing and disciplinary matters.