Jury gives Jon Schwalbach and Jim Kjar defense verdict in case alleging negligent ERCP procedure.

Plaintiff underwent an emergency ERCP procedure and stent placement by defendant interventional gastroenterologist at a local hospital. Plaintiff claimed that at the time of her discharge and thereafter the physician did not give her adequate followup instructions regarding removal of the stent he placed and in fact refused to remove it because she did not have medical insurance. She later developed cholangitis and severe sepsis requiring emergency hospitalization, extensive surgeries causing permanent injuries. After two days of deliberations a defense verdict was returned.