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Attorney John Hill obtained a January 2016 defense verdict in Northampton County in a medical malpractice case

Attorney Hill obtained a defense verdict in Northampton County in an emotionally-charged medical malpractice trial involving the tragic death of 15-year old who died within 2 hours after leaving a local hospital.

“Our condolences go out to the Ogioba family,” said John Hill, the attorney for Dr. Chiraag Gupta, an emergency room doctor at Easton Hospital. “We realize the emotional impact of this case and are just thankful that the civil process does work.”

In 2011, an otherwise healthy teenager, Lewis Ogioba, presented to an ER in Easton, Pennsylvania and was diagnosed and treated for asthma.  He was discharged home and died within hours in his mother’s arms of an underlying cardiac condition.

Plaintiff’s counsel alleged that the ER physician was negligent in prematurely discharging the teen.  At trial, Mr. Hill argued that Ogioba’s treatment was proper given the medical problems he was suffering at the time. Mr. Hill presented 4 board-qualified experts in 4 different specialties who testified that the ER physician met the standard of care. The jury agreed.

The trial was closely monitored by local news media. News coverage can be found at:

January 21, 2016 Lehigh Valley Live

January 28, 2016 Lehigh Valley Live

January 28, 2016 The Allentown Morning Call