Knotts v. Wright, et. al. — Unnecessary Surgery

Tommy Hastings handled this case against a surgeon and radiologist. The Plaintiff, George Knotts, alleged that the radiologist mistakenly read an ultrasound as having a diseased gallbladder. The surgeon performed surgery based on this reading, but never independently reviewed the ultrasound. During the surgery, it was discovered that Mr. Knotts did not have a gallbladder and that the procedure was totally unnecessary. Mr. Knotts sustained an incisional infection and pain after the surgery. The jury found that both the radiologist and surgeon were negligent and awarded damages of approximately 10 times the amount offered before trial.