May 15, 2008
Clay Edwards successfully defended a Lexington surgeon in a case in which a lymph node biopsy resulted in a spinal accessory nerve injury. Plaintiff remained symptomatic and never returned to work after the surgery, seeking nearly $2 million dollars in damages. Edwards introduced proof that this type of injury was a recognized complication of the surgery and the appropriateness of the surgeon’s care was supported by the Chair of Head and Neck surgery at Vanderbilt University. A unanimous defense verdict was obtained for the surgeon after a four day trial.