Jeffrey Nichols and Angela Bonica Secure Defense Verdict

On April 6, 2022, Jeffrey Nichols and Angela Bonica secured a unanimous defense verdict on behalf of an Emergency Medicine physician in Suffolk County Supreme Court before the Honorable Thomas F. Whelan.  Plaintiff’s counsel alleged that the physician negligently prescribed Haldol to address agitation in the geriatric patient which their expert alleged was used off label in an excessive dose and was contraindicated under the circumstances. As a result, plaintiff’s expert alleged that the patient suffered a downward spiral and passed away the following month. Jeff and Angela established the reasonableness of our client’s judgment under the circumstances and refuted the claim that the patient’s death was caused by the drug.  The jury returned with a unanimous defense verdict after thirty minutes of deliberations.