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Date: 03-08-2005

Case Style: Joseph Doescher v. Dr. Daniel Raess

Case Number: Unknown

Judge: Unknown

Court: Superior Court, Marion County, Indiana

Plaintiff's Attorney:

Kevin W. Betz of Betz & Associates, Indianapolis, Indiana

Defendant's Attorney: Unknown


Joseph Doescher sued Dr. Daniel Raess for intentional infliction of emotional distress and the damages that the heart surgeon's behavior in an operating room in November 2001 caused. He claimed that Raess yelled at him and lunged at him during the confrontation. Doescher, a Saint Francis Hospital perfusionist with 17 years of employment at the hospital, claimed that Raess' behavior in the operating room made it impossible for him to return to work. Doescher was earning $100,000 a year before the incident and now earns only $20,000 working in a dog kennel.

Dr. Raess denied wrongdoing and claimed that Doescher was a willing participant in the "shouting match" in the operating room.

Outcome: Plaintiff's verdict for $325,000.00.

Plaintiff's Experts: Unknown

Defendant's Experts: Unknown

Comments: None

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