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Ritchie v Mudan

Malpractice / Professional Liability / March 5, 2024

Court/Case No: 2022-000975-NH

Tried/Argued Before: Jury

Demand: $400,000

Verdict: No Cause

Name of Judge(s): Hon. James Maceroni

Keys to the Case:

John G. Mitchell, Executive Partner of Secrest Wardle’s Troy office, recently obtained a successful result in a professional liability/malpractice case.


The key issue in the case was credibility. The standard of practice was not in dispute. The issue was whether an event happened during the administration of anesthesia that resulted in nerve damage. The Plaintiff was deemed not credible by the jury. The entire case turned on demonstrating that the Plaintiff was not to be believed.


Plaintiff asked for $125,000 prior to trial and $400,000 from the jury. The jury returned a verdict of no cause for action.


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