Defense Win
Johnson Graffe Keay Moniz & Wick, LLP
Wednesday, September 20, 2023
by: Erin Seeberger & Michelle Taft

Section: Summer 2023

In a recent King County medical malpractice case, Erin Seeberger and Michelle Taft of Johnson Graffe Keay Moniz & Wick, LLP, representing an otolaryngologist and his medical group, secured a defense verdict after a four-week jury trial. The case was brought by a plaintiff who suffered facial disfigurement, including the loss of a nostril, following a complication arising from a cosmetic dermal filler procedure. Claiming $12 million in damages, the plaintiff contended that she had not been adequately informed about the potential risks associated with the procedure and that inadequate post-procedure precautions were taken. The JGKMW team demonstrated that the defendant physician had taken appropriate measures to ensure the plaintiff was informed about the risks involved and that his treatment of her complication complied with the standard of care. Congratulations to Erin and Michelle and the rest of their team!