Verdict: Not Guilty
Date: February 2011
PLTF Medical: Michael Atherly, P.A. (Physician’s Assistant)
PLTF Experts: Dr. James Rice (Ob/Gyn)
DEF Experts: Dr. Michael G. Ross (Maternal & Fetal Medicine)
Summary: Newborn suffered left brachial plexus injury during birth. Plaintiff argued that Defendant encountered shoulder dystocia during the delivery of the infant and performed improper maneuvers in an attempt to relieve it causing stretched or torn nerves near the infant’s spine. Defense asserted that Defendant utilized the appropriate maneuvers.
Category: Medical Malpractice, Neurological Injuries