Yesterday a Spanish Fork jury returned a verdict against a gastroenterologist and an emergency room physician, in Cullimore v. Central Utah Clinic, C/N 170300091 (Judge Jared Eldredge). (See my blog for October 6th.)

This is a medical malpractice case alleging a perforation injury during a routine colonoscopy on retired Lindon City Chief of Police Cody Cullimore by Mohammed Alsolaimain, M.D.  There was also a claim against emergency physician Eugene Zanolli, M.D.

The jury awarded economic damages of $81,401.53 and non-economic damages of $250,000, for a total of $331,401.53. Here is the Special Verdict form.

Fault was apportioned 60% to Dr. Alsolaiman, 25% to Dr. Zanolli, and 15% to Chief Cullimore. This means a net verdict of about $282,000, plus interest on the special damages.

I understand that this was a “no-consent-no-offer” case. Defendants’ carrier is UMIA.

Counsel for plaintiff: David Lambert and Richard Roberts of Howard, Lewis & Peterson
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