Heyl Royster

Bell and Broadstone Deliver

Posted on August 1, 2023 at 4:45 PM by Andrew Bell, Ashley Broadstone

In this case, the plaintiff argued the nurse failed to communicate pain complaints, vital signs, and intake/output to physicians following an abdominal procedure in a 23-year-old female. The patient was discharged and found unresponsive the following day. She never recovered. The plaintiff filed suit under the Wrongful Death Act and Survival Act.

Heyl Royster's Andrew Bell and Ashley Broadstone successfully postured their clients for summary judgment by identifying an evidentiary gap in proof that arguably negated legal causation related to the nurse's care. They developed support for their theory throughout the case, including during expert discovery, in a manner that laid the foundation for a motion for summary judgment. The Court agreed and granted Summary Judgment in favor of the nurse and hospital.

Andrew Bell has tried numerous cases to verdict in Illinois state and federal courts and is one of the firm's leaders in defending medical malpractice claims across central Illinois.

Ashley Broadstone focuses her practice on civil litigation, including medical malpractice defense and the defense of Workers' Compensation cases on behalf of numerous employers.


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