On October 17, 2019, John Barker and Lauren Maloney obtained a unanimous defense verdict following a five week medical malpractice trial in Westchester County Supreme Court. The case involved a colon perforation diagnosed four days following liposuction/abdominoplasty surgery in a 56 year old male. Mr. Barker and Ms. Maloney represented a plastic surgeon who allegedly perforated the patient’s colon with a cannula during the liposuction portion of the surgery. The patient required four subsequent surgeries and was left with significant abdominal scarring secondary to these surgeries and the use of retention sutures. The defense argued that there was no evidence of any departure from accepted practice by the plastic surgeon and the pathology and clinical picture pointed to several more likely causes of the perforation.