Skip to main content

Rouse Frets White Goss Gentile Rhodes litigation team wins Clay County defense verdict

By September 27, 2019September 30th, 2019Client Results

Leawood, Kan. – September 27, 2019 –Rouse Frets White Goss Gentile Rhodes litigation team obtained a defense verdict in an eight-day medical malpractice trial in Clay County, Missouri.

The case, Piatt v. Rosbrugh et al., was a wrongful death action that arose out of a January 11, 2015, pregnancy labor and delivery at a local hospital. The child was transported to a hospital and died eleven days later on January 22.  Rouse Frets White Goss Gentile Rhodes’s attorneys Timothy Frets and John Witten represented the delivery nurse at trial. The OB/GYN physician and his employer also were named in the lawsuit and represented by a separate firm.

The plaintiffs alleged the nurse was negligent. The total amount sought was over $5 million. The trial began on August 19 and the verdict was rendered on August 28 in favor of all defendants.

About the firm:

Rouse Frets White Goss Gentile Rhodes, P.C. offers sophisticated representation in several subject areas.  The firm’s litigation teams have a national reach with collective career experience in cases in more than 40 states and 8 federal circuits including over 500 bench and jury trials.  For more information, visit

Choice of an attorney is an important decision and should not be based solely upon a website or advertisements. In reviewing achievements by the law firm or its attorneys, remember that past results afford no guarantee of future results; every matter is different and must be judged on its own merits. And, although our lawyers may practice in subject areas, neither the Supreme Court of Kansas nor The Kansas Bar reviews or approves certifying organizations or specialty designations for Kansas licensed attorneys.