Lewis Johs Partner Frederick C. Johs Successfully Defends Infectious Disease Specialist

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Lewis Johs Partner Frederick C. Johs obtains a defendant’s verdict in a medical malpractice case

Lewis Johs Avallone Aviles, LLP (http://www.lewisjohs.com/profile.asp) partner, Frederick C. Johs, obtained a defendant's verdict for his client, an infectious disease specialist, in a medical malpractice action (Index No: 19273/04), which took place in Supreme Court, Suffolk County.

The plaintiff, a 34 year-old male, alleged a failure to diagnose and treat Endocarditis during treatment in 2002. He further alleged that his doctors were negligent in failing to properly and timely order appropriate antibiotics and in failing to timely order blood work and blood cultures. In addition, the plaintiff alleged that his doctors failed to take an adequate medical history, including prolonged fever, elevated temperature, chills, and weight loss.

The plaintiff was subsequently diagnosed with Strep Viridans Bacteremia and Endocarditis and underwent an aortic valve replacement with a St. Jude prosthetic valve. The plaintiff alleged that there was a strong likelihood, based upon his age, that he would require at least one additional valve replacement or other heart surgeries in the future and will remain on Coumadin for the rest of his life.

The jury returned a verdict in favor of the defendant.

One of the founding partners of the law firm, Frederick C. Johs (http://www.lewisjohs.com/attorney_detail.asp?aid=26) serves as senior trial partner in all areas of litigation, including medical malpractice, product defect, sexual torts, nursing home, construction, and municipal and commercial litigation. Mr. Johs has been representing clients in transactions and matters of significant exposure for over twenty-five years. He has acted as counsel to one of the largest electrical contractors in New York in all matters of litigation, including labor relations and contract disputes. Further, Mr. Johs has been chosen as regional counsel for a major national insurer; overseeing other counsel on matters involving sexual abuse and misconduct.

Lewis Johs Avallone Aviles, LLP is a full service law firm with offices in New York City and Long Island. Founded in 1993, Lewis Johs has grown from four to over fifty five attorneys. From its inception, Lewis Johs has steadily gained a reputation as a skilled and dynamic law firm capable of managing the most complex litigation, trial, transactional, trusts and estates, real estate, property tax certiorari, land use, corporate and appellate work.

Lewis Johs Avallone Aviles, LLP (http://www.primerus.com/firms/Lewis_Johs_Avallone_Aviles.htm) is also a member of the International Society of Primerus Law Firms (Primerus). Primerus is the leading alliance of small and medium sized, top-rated, independent firms. With over 140 law firms located in the U.S., Canada, Mexico and the U.K., Primerus firms provide clients with responsive, high quality, partner-level service for much less than what large law firms charge. All Primerus law firms (http://www.primerus.com/membership_benefits.htm) are: AV- rated using the Martindale-Hubbell peer review service; screened for excellence; audited annually for continued quality; and committed to excellence in six key areas; integrity, reasonable fees, continuing education, civility, community service and excellent work product.


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