We generally stick to the product liability side of drug and device law, but occasionally we slip over to the medical malpractice side.

One half of your dynamic blogging duo recently represented an obstetrician and health clinic in an appeal from the largest medical malpractice verdict in the history of the State of Ohio — $30 million, with a motion on file for tens of millions more in prejudgment interest. Last Thursday, the Ohio Supreme Court ruled that the defendants were entitled to a new trial.

Plaintiff’s counsel in the trial court was Geoffrey Fieger, the former Michigan gubernatorial candidate and defense counsel for Dr. Jack Kevorkian, who assisted several terminally ill patients in committing suicide.

Roger Parloff describes the case, and the Ohio Supreme Court decision, nicely at Fortune magazine’s Legal Pad blog.