LDM partner Bill Settles recently won a unanimous defense verdict in a medical malpractice case against an orthopedic surgeon in Sidney, Nebraska. The patient claimed she suffered a pressure ulcer on her heel because the surgeon misapplied a posterior splint following ankle surgery. After Mr. Settles’ presentation, the jury only took an hour to reject this claim. Interestingly, the trial was disrupted by the worst blizzard in Sidney in the last 50 years. Mr. Settles was able to secure the victory despite the storm causing the court to close for a day and a half. This required some fast thinking to reschedule witnesses and present expert witnesses in unorthodox ways, including telephonically. The firm congratulates Mr. Settles on this victory.