Plaintiff developed a painful ganglion cyst in her left wrist and sought the services of our client, a hand surgeon. The surgery was successful, but following the procedure plaintiff developed a disruption of one of her tendons and could not fully move her left index finger. Our client reoperated on the plaintiff and repaired the extensor tendon with a transplanted tendon from the plaintiff’s pinky finger. At trial, plaintiff claimed that our client negligently performed the initial surgery.
Mark Oium tried the case, explaining to the jury that plaintiff’s injury was a result of a recognized surgical complication and not the result of negligence. The jury agreed, and a defense verdict was entered in our client’s favor.