Tom Daley, with the assistance of Lia Mitchell, recently successfully defended a local general surgeon after an 11 day trial. The case involved an anastomotic leak following colon surgery. The plaintiff became septic and required a colostomy. The subsequent five and one-half weeks hospitalization was very stormy in that the patient had multiple stays in the Intensive Care Unit. Following discharge, the patient was unable to resume work for five months. The colostomy stayed in place for two and one-half years and required a complex closure for treatment of incisional hernias. The testimony proffered by the plaintiff was that additional surgeries were going to be required in the future for continuing problems with incisional hernias. The jury deliberated over the course of one and one-half days before delivering a verdict in favor of the defense.