Mistrial Ruled After Physician Accused of Malpractice Treats Juror in Court

An Arkansas medical malpractice lawsuit ended in mistrial in federal court in Jonesboro when the doctor being sued treated an ill juror in the courtroom in front of other jurors. The juror, who was not named, became ill during opening statements of the lawsuit against Dr. Stephen Eichert. The nature of the illness also was not disclosed.

Eichert is being sued by Cristina Renee Chaffin for allegedly not performing proper tests before operating on Chaffin's back and failing to tell Chaffin of the risk of surgery.

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