Defendant’s Verdict in Orthopedic Malpractice Matter for Partner F. Sean Rooney

Lewis Johs partner, F. Sean Rooney,  successfully defended an orthopedic surgeon in a claim where it was alleged that the surgeon failed to properly position and add padding to a plaintiff who was undergoing a partial shoulder replacement for a severely fractured shoulder.  Plaintiff further claimed that the surgery should have been halted after four to five hours to allow for a change of position to relieve pressure on the sciatic nerve.  Plaintiff claimed that an injury occurred to the plaintiff’s left sciatic nerve causing pain and burning in the left foot leading to difficulty ambulating and the development of reflex sympathetic dystrophy and complex regional pain syndrome.  After a two and one half week trial in Supreme Court, Queens County before Judge Howard Lane, the jury rendered a verdict on behalf of our client physician in unanimous fashion finding no departures from medical practice.


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