John Jopling and David Delaney recently obtained a defense verdict in a medical malpractice case in Marion County. The five day jury trial centered on allegations that Dell Graham’s physician client breached the standard of care by negligently assessing and monitoring a patient in sickle cell crisis. The patient died less than three days after her admission to the hospital. However, the defense experts explained that the patient was overcome by bone marrow and fat emboli resulting in Acute Respiratory Distress Syndrome despite the best efforts of the health care providers. The jury deliberated for less than an hour before ruling in favor of our client.