Robert McKenna obtains defense verdict in 28 million dollar paralysis case brought by high school student athlete

A seventeen-year-old boy was paralyzed from the neck down as a consequence of a posterior spinal decompression with fusion. Sitting first chair, Mr. McKenna led the defense with three other lawyers representing the co-defendant physicians and entities to a unanimous jury verdict in favor of all healthcare providers. Despite multi-million dollar exposure beyond the physician’s policy limits, the carrier and client consented to trial which lasted a little over a month and the resulting defense verdict was upheld on appeal.