Abbey Furlong and David Waterman successfully defended a Western Illinois chiropractor in a professional malpractice action arising in Rock Island County, Illinois. The Plaintiff alleged a chiropractic adjustment in January 2017 caused her to suffer transient stroke-like symptoms and other injuries. Plaintiff requested an award in excess of $500,000. The defense presented evidence that the chiropractic treatment was appropriate and not the cause of any of Plaintiff’s injuries, which were solely related to a pre-existing injury. After a five-day jury trial, the jury deliberated for approximately one hour before returning a defense verdict, finding no fault in the doctor’s care and treatment of Plaintiff.
Abbey Furlong joined Lane & Waterman in 2010. Her trial law practice primarily consists of professional malpractice, employment law, and products liability.
David C. Waterman joined Lane & Waterman in 2020. His practice areas include civil litigation, white collar criminal defense, government regulatory and compliance, and appeals. Before joining Lane & Waterman, David spent more than four years serving as an Assistant U.S. Attorney at the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the Middle District of Florida in the Appellate and Criminal Divisions and clerked for three federal judges.