Scharnhorst and Altieri obtain summary judgment in wrongful death lawsuit

Todd Scharnhorst and Collin Altieri obtained summary judgment for hospital, nurse practitioner, and nurse clients in a wrongful death lawsuit filed in Shawnee County, Kansas.  The case involved complications following a laparoscopic Roux-en-Y gastric bypass surgery.  The patient died one week post-operatively.  Through extensive fact and expert witness discovery, Todd and Collin were able to establish that the plaintiff—the patient’s husband—could not prove the care provided by their clients caused or contributed to cause the death of the patient.  The Court agreed and granted summary judgment in their favor.