Surgeons cleared of wrongdoing

Published 4:46 am Wednesday, August 1, 2007

By By Lisa Tindell – news reporter
Brewton surgeons were cleared of any wrongdoing in a malpractice case Tuesday.
Problems resulting from a surgical procedure in May 1999 were the focus of a civil trial that lasted five days in the circuit court of Escambia County.
A jury heard days of testimony from expert witnesses in a case between James Michael Partin and Surgical Associates of South Alabama.
During the trial, the jury heard testimony from Dr. Thomas Boshell, who stated he believed he provided standard, quality care to Partin, who was a surgical patient in 1999.
At question was the attention Partin received as a surgical patient of Boshell.
A surgical procedure to correct an intestinal issue was performed by Dr. Salem Saloom, on May 27, 1999.
Boshell took over the care of the patient on May 28 of the same year.
The jury deliberated for several hours over a two-day period before returning a verdict in favor of Surgical Associates of South Alabama.

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