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Doctor injury spinal nerve during biopsy – $1.85 Million Verdict (access required)

The case involved a 33-year-old woman who underwent a lymph node biopsy in August 2011. During the procedure, the defendant ENT doctor transected the plaintiff's spinal accessory nerve, causing permanent atrophy and paralysis of the trapezius muscle with significant pain, range of motion issues, and scapula winging. The jury returned a verdict of $1.85 million in ...