$750,000 Jury Verdict for Lack of Informed Consent

Carol Forte obtained a jury verdict in a trial surrounding a nerve injury caused by surgery to repair a ruptured biceps tendon. Our client tore his biceps tendon while bowling. He may not have required surgery to repair the tendon, but he trusted his surgeon who advised him to have the repair done, but was not warned that he might suffer a nerve injury from the surgery, which in fact happened. As a result of the nerve injury, the man suffers from complex regional pain syndrome, has been unable to return to his former job as an electrician, and is required to take extensive amounts of pain killers. The jury found that our client was not properly informed by the surgeon of the risks and consequences of the surgery, and awarded $750,000.