$21.2M Verdict – High Impact Exposes KY Malpractice Monopoly

I write weekly case studies for High Impact’s weekly email newsletter, highlighting major wins we’ve helped our attorney clients attain. Read the entire case study on High Impact’s website.

When a group of Kentucky cardiologists conspired to perform hundreds of unnecessary heart surgeries on patients for the purpose of boosting profits, attorney Hans Poppe of the Poppe Law Firm needed to prove that it was fueled by a ring of corruption that incentivised malpractice on a massive scale.

Representing more than 170 people who underwent similar surgeries, Poppe asked High Impact to build him an arsenal of exhibits that could be applied and easily modified for each case. His most recent case, working with Tom Rhodes of the Tom Rhodes Law Firm, concluded with a $21.2M jury verdict for a patient who was implanted with an unnecessary pacemaker.

Our visual objectives:

  • Show how doctors deliberately misinterpreted cardiac evaluations, and purposely misdiagnosed patients.
  • Demonstrate the level of dangerous invasiveness involved in these procedures the patients did not need.
  • Simplify a complex web of financial relationships that incentivised these dangerous, invasive, and unnecessary surgeries on a massive scale.
  • Build these exhibits in a way that could be applied and easily modified for more than 170 cases.

We equipped Poppe with an arsenal of medical animations, information graphics, Color Diagnostics, and digital interactive exhibits. We also built a custom 3D interactive heart on a touchscreen that was so realistic, two defendant cardiologists were awed into admitting that the exhibit was “fair and accurate” in front of the judge – as their attorneys were in the process of objecting against its admissibility (See Final Exhibit Below).

As Poppe continues representing the victims of unnecessary surgeries and fraud, he’s using the following exhibits to expose a monopoly of medical malpractice in Kentucky.

Click here to the entire case study, and see the visuals we produced on High Impact’s website.


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