Heyl Royster



Denning Prevails for Surgeon in Jury Trial


The firm recently obtained a defense verdict for a colorectal surgeon following a jury trial in Winnebago County in a case in which the plaintiff asserted that during a colonoscopy the surgeon perforated the plaintiff’s colon. During a subsequent emergency surgery, a 1.5 cm perforation was discovered, which required plaintiff to undergo an ileostomy, lengthy hospitalizations, and additional surgeries. Mike Denning represented the surgeon at trial in which the jury returned a defense verdict after deliberating for less than 45 minutes.