Britten v. St. Luke’s – Hospital Fall

Tommy Hastings and Joe Stephens handled this medical malpractice case involving a patient who fell during physical therapy. Tommy and Joe alleged that the hospital was negligent in allowing a student to perform the exercises while the supervisor was occupied with computer work. The patient suffered a broken ankle as a result of her fall and more importantly, was outraged at the manner in which the hospital refused to apologize for the incident. Tommy and Joe never made a monetary demand on the hospital and took the case to a jury trial in Harris County, Texas. The jury returned an 11-1 verdict in favor of the Plaintiff.