In October 2013, Bruce M. Brady obtained a defense verdict in favor of an anesthesiologist in a suit that claimed the physician failed to properly evaluate a patient’s cardiac condition before a routine colonoscopy procedure. The suit also claimed that the physician failed to properly monitor the patient’s vital signs during the procedure. Shortly after the procedure ended, the patient suffered a cardiac arrest and died. The defense emphasized that the patient did not have a significant cardiac history and that the patient’s cardiac arrest was caused by an unpredictable cardiac rhythm abnormality. After a weeklong trial the jury agreed with the defense position.