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Benfield and Monfort Obtain Summary Judgment for Healthcare Provider

Posted on March 31, 2023 at 12:00 AM by Renee Monfort, Mark Benfield

Heyl Royster's Mark Benfield and Renee Monfort recently obtained summary judgment in a medical malpractice case. The plaintiff filed suit against a central Illinois provider and her practice group, alleging that negligent therapy caused a back injury resulting in significant pain, impairment, and an inability to work. The allegations included failure to assess the patient properly, failure to supervise therapy, improper use of mechanical traction, and failure to follow the manufacturer's instructions/warnings. Mark and Renee strategically positioned the case through expert discovery, ultimately securing judgment in favor of the defendants on all counts. The victory comes on the heels of the duo's February defense verdict.
Heyl Royster serves communities throughout the Midwest and beyond with more than 100 lawyers, seven regional offices, and a national reputation in litigation. The firm's long history in defense of medical malpractice claims has permitted us to develop a cadre of premier trial attorneys who have tried more cases to verdict than any other downstate medical defense firm with an exceptional record of success.

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