August 13, 2004
A Fayette County jury unanimously found in favor of a Lexington vascular surgeon. The surgeon performed a routine operation to remedy varicose veins in a patient’s legs. Afterwards, the patient experienced pain in her arm, later found out to be an ulnar neuropathy. The Plaintiff accused the surgeon not of causing the ulnar neuropathy, but rather of improperly monitoring the patient’s condition during surgery. Donald Brown successfully argued that it was not the surgeon’s responsibility to keep an eye on the patient’s arm positioning during surgery, which supposedly caused the ulnar neuropathy.