Mike Meyer Obtains $260,000 Judgment in Johnson County

An attorney writes about a qui tam lawsuit in Kansas City

On October 20, 2017, Mike Meyer, along with Ryan Fowler and the late Tom Pickert, obtained a $260,000 medical malpractice verdict in Johnson County, Kansas.

On August 19, 2014, Plaintiff, a 57-year-old female, underwent a procedure to remove a portion of her colon. During the course of the procedure, the Defendant doctor cut Plaintiff’s left ureter twice. The two cuts caused a loss of blood flow to a significant portion of Plaintiff’s left ureter, leaving it irreparable. The ureter is necessary for the kidney to function. As a result, Plaintiff’s left kidney, although healthy, had to be removed. Plaintiff claimed the Defendant failed to take appropriate steps to identify and protect the left ureter, and that, had he done so, the two cuts would have been avoided, and the left kidney would not have been lost. Defendant argued that injuries to the left ureter are a known complication of this procedure and that Plaintiff had a distorted anatomy that made the cuts unavoidable. After four hours of deliberation, the jury returned a verdict for Plaintiff and found she had been caused pain and suffering in the amount of $260,000.

Through tireless advocacy, the team obtained a verdict in this case just days before the tragic loss of Tom Pickert. The entire BFRR family is deeply saddened by the sudden and heartbreaking loss of their friend and colleague. Our thoughts and prayers are with his family, friends, and loved ones.