August 15, 2012
O’Bryan, Brown & Toner successfully defended a medical foundation from allegations of negligence against one of their employed physicians. The plaintiffs argued that the physician deviated from the standard of care during the performance of arthroscopic surgery on plaintiff’s shoulder. Plaintiff also contended that the physician failed to meet the standard of care in surgical follow-up care. Plaintiff contended that both failures resulted in her loss of the use of her shoulder severely impairing her ability to work and causing permanent and significant pain. O’Bryan, Brown & Toner defended the case by establishing that the shoulder surgery and follow-up care met the standard of care and that the plaintiff actually suffered a rare complication from a steroid injection as opposed to any surgical mishap. The jury agreed and returned a verdict in favor of the physician and foundation.