January 12, 2007
David Strite and Joseph Klausing successfully defended an orthopedic surgeon in a medical malpractice case in Southern Indiana. The Plaintiff alleged that the physician completely transected a median nerve when performing an open carpal tunnel release. Plaintiff’s allegations were supported by world renowned surgeon, Harold Kleinert, M.D. Dr. Kleinert performed the subsequent surgery and documented a completely transected median nerve. The defense was successfully able to argue that the orthopedic surgeon did not completely transect the median nerve. Quite simply, Plaintiff’s subjective complaints of sensation in the hand did not correlate with a completely transected median nerve. The Clark County jury needed less than two hours to deliberate and return a unanimous defense verdict in favor of the orthopedic surgeon.