Wharton, Aldhizer & Weaver, PLC attorneys, Frank Hilton and Humes J. “Tripp” Franklin, III, obtained a $3.5 Million verdict for their client in a medical malpractice case on August 24, 2017.
The plaintiff’s spouse, a 45-year old 10th grade biology teacher, wife and mother of two, died in 2012 after a deep vein thrombosis in her leg was misdiagnosed and led to a pulmonary embolism while being treated in Crewe, VA. Trial lasted 7 days and involved testimony from 23 witnesses, including 12 medical experts from multiple fields of medicine including orthopedics, forensic pathology, hematology and emergency medicine.
Wharton Aldhizer & Weaver PLC is a full-service law firm with offices in Harrisonburg and Staunton. The firm serves individuals and businesses in the Shenandoah Valley and the Mid-Atlantic states in the areas of: medical malpractice, civil litigation, domestic relations, complex criminal defense, bankruptcy, commercial and corporate finance, employment law, health care law, intellectual property matters, real estate and land use, tax planning, wills, estate planning and administration.
Hilton is a senior partner in the firm with over three decades of complex litigation experience; Franklin serves as the firm’s managing partner. Local media in Crewe is reporting this as the longest trial and largest verdict in county history.