Hennepin County, Minnesota
Court File No. 27-CV-08-2264
Claims asserted: plaintiff asserted that the physician violated the standard of care by failing to determine the maximum depth for proceeding with a tender point injection. Plaintiff asserted that as a result of the negligence they developed bilateral pneumothoraxes which required subsequent hospitalization and ongoing medical care. Further, the plaintiff asserted that the physician failed to provide appropriate informed consent and failed to advise the patient of the risks of the procedure. Outcome: Defense verdict, March 2009.