Jury awards nearly $2 million in medical malpractice suit

Cheyenne, WY – A federal jury has awarded a former soldier $1.6 million in a lawsuit in which he accused three Casper doctors of medical malpractice.

Former U.S. Army Staff Sgt. Edward Poche, 39, had sued in 2007 claiming that the doctors failed to provide him with proper care when they treated him in 2005.

The jury verdict returned last Friday assigned 60 percent of the liability to Dr. Raoul Joubran and 40 percent to Dr. Mary MacGuire. A third doctor was found not liable.

The jury verdict also awarded the federal government $380,000 to
compensate it for medical expenses of treating Poche.

Lawyer W. Henry Combs III represents MacGuire. He says he's
considering appealing the case to the 10th U.S. Circuit Court of
Appeals in Denver.