May 3, 2006
A plastic surgeon practicing in Daviess and Henderson, Kentucky, was awarded a defense verdict by an Owensboro, Kentucky jury. The defendant was represented by David Strite and Joseph Klausing. In July, 2003, Plaintiff underwent a bilateral breast reduction with a vertical technique for her large, pendulous breasts. Plaintiff alleged that her nipples were placed too high, specifically three inches above the inframammary fold, and this was a result of the physician’s preoperative measurements, intraoperative markings and surgical technique. The defense successfully argued that the nipples were not excessively high and that nipple malposition is a known, recognized complication of the vertical breast reduction, a notion reaffirmed by Plaintiff’s own expert on cross examination. The Daviess County jury needed less than an hour to deliberate and returned a defense verdict.