Broken Cardiac Guidewire Case Survives Summary Judgment Under Res Ipsa Loquitur
(May 16, 2016, 2:22 PM EDT) -- BOSTON — A Massachusetts federal judge on May 13 denied summary judgment in a broken cardiac guidewire case, saying the plaintiff’s evidence and arguments satisfy the requirements for the doctrine of res ipsa loquitur under state law (William Fertik, et al. v. William Stevenson, M.D., et al., No. 12-10795, D. Mass.; 2016 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 63539).
(Opinion available. Document #28-160519-008Z.)
In 2009, William Fertik underwent a radiofrequency cardiac ablation procedure to treat his cardiac rhythm irregularity and periodic atrial fibrillation. The surgeon used a Hi-Torque Balanced...