Harold Stephens and Daniel Kaufmann obtained a defense verdict from a Jackson County, Alabama jury in a wrongful death case. The case involved allegations that an emergency room physician failed to detect the presence of an aortic aneurysm. The patient, a teenager complaining of chest pain, tragically died when the aneurysm ruptured five months after his visit to the emergency room. The defense argued that the physician met the standard of care by performing a thorough physical examination, ordering a urine drug screen, and obtaining negative chest x-rays. The jury deliberated less than two hours before returning its verdict.