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Patrick Stockalper, Esq. obtains 12-0 defense verdict on liability on behalf of Los Angeles County + USC Medical Center

In Rosales v. Los Angeles County USC Medical Center, et. al., Mr. Stockalper represented an attending orthopedic surgeon as well as Los Angeles County + USC Medical Center which was tried in downtown Los Angeles. Plaintiff, then a 10 year old boy, was involved in an automobile accident on December 17, 2014 wherein he sustained serious injuries including a severe injury to his left shoulder and left elbow. Plaintiff’s mother was killed in the automobile accident. Plaintiff underwent surgery to his left shoulder and left elbow by the attending orthopedic surgeon at Los Angeles County + USC Medical Center on December 18, 2014. However, the surgery failed and the Plaintiff was required to undergo a revision operation six days later at Kaiser Permanente. Although Mr. Stockalper had attempted to preclude evidence of the mother’s death at trial, said evidence was admitted. Nonetheless, following a 22 minute deliberation, the jury returned a 12-0 defense verdict as to both the attending orthopedic surgeon and Los Angeles County + USC Medical Center. The jury concluded that neither of these defendants were negligent.