A patient who underwent gastric bypass surgery claimed that our client, a radiologist, failed to diagnose a bowel injury and led to a delay in surgical intervention. Following exploratory surgery, the patient developed near-fatal complications, including bowel perforation and burns over most of her body as a result of a reaction to medication.  The patient, represented by attorneys involved in a landmark Elder Abuse case, contended that the hospital and the defendant physicians had committed medical negligence, elder abuse, and had conspired to defraud her.  In connection with her allegations, plaintiff exposed our client’s personal assets by seeking to recover punitive damages. After Virgil Pryor successfully thwarted plaintiffs’ allegation of intentional conduct and attempt to recover punitive damages, we rejected settlement demands and prepared for trial.  Plaintiff elected to dismiss all claims against our client.