Richard Korn and Mike Donelson recently obtained a unanimous defense verdict in favor of their client, a board certified obstetrician and gynecologist, after a six-day long jury trial in the Circuit Court of Jackson County, Illinois. The plaintiff was diagnosed with uterine fibroids in December 2007 and received gynecological care and treatment for the condition from their client over the course of the next year. In February 2009, after the plaintiff’s symptoms had worsened, Richard and Mike’s client performed a hysterectomy procedure on the plaintiff who was diagnosed with a ureter injury six weeks later. After two unsuccessful stent placement procedures, plaintiff underwent a ureteral reimplantation surgery and required follow-up care over the course of the next two years. On behalf of their client, Richard and Mike defended the case based on the fact that a ureter injury is a known risk of a hysterectomy procedure and can occur in the absence of negligence, especially when the injury occurs in the distal one-third of the ureter after it travels under the uterine artery. The jury, consisting of nine men and three women, deliberated for approximately one hour before returning a verdict in the defendant’s favor.