Defense verdict obtained by Robert McKenna for Pediatric Neurosurgeon following hemiparesis in child as a consequence of a misplaced shunt

A young girl was rendered hemiplegic as a consequence of a misplaced shunt that missed the ventricle and was placed directly into the brain. The plaintiff’s life care plan was in excess of ten million dollars (present cash value), and a decision was made to allow a policy limit demand to lapse given the strong expert support obtained on behalf of the physician. Of note, following the defense verdict, the plaintiff’s neurosurgical expert was reported to the American Academy of Neurologic Surgeons for providing misleading testimony and was reprimanded by the organization.