Local lawyer obtains a defense verdict for client

Donn Alexander obtains a defense verdict for his client. (Submitted photo)

Donn Alexander obtains a defense verdict for his client. (Submitted photo)

Donn Alexander, of Jones, Skelton & Hochuli, PLC, recently obtained a defense verdict for his client involving the medical malpractice and wrongful death case of a 16-month-old child.

The child was admitted to a local Phoenix hospital’s pediatric intensive care unit after developing croup and experiencing respiratory distress, according to a press release. The plaintiffs alleged that Mr. Alexander’s client, a pediatric critical care specialist, fell below the standard of care by failing to timely and properly intubate the child who coded and could not be resuscitated.

The jury returned a defense verdict for the trial which lasted five weeks in Maricopa County Superior Court. In closing, the plaintiff’s counsel asked the jury to award the child’s parents $15-$20 million in damages.

Mr. Alexander joined Jones, Skelton & Hochuli in 2002 and has been a partner since 2008. He specializes in health care litigation, with an emphasis on hospital defense, medical malpractice defense, drug and medical device litigation, and defense of long-term care facilities, the press release said.

He has experience representing local and national health care clients in state and federal court, arbitration, mediation and administrative proceedings. He has successfully tried numerous cases to verdict for Jones, Skelton & Hochuli, which is among the largest defense trial law firms in Arizona specializing in trial practice; insurance coverage; defense of corporations; self-insureds; governmental entities and insurance carriers. For more information, go to jshfirm.com or call 602-263-1798.


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