Gorovitz & Borten, P.C.
Attorneys at Law

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Framingham, Massachusetts
Tel: (781) 890-9095
Shoulder Droop
Lymph Node Biopsy
The 47-year-old plaintiff underwent surgery for removal of a lymph
node on the right side of her neck.

Following surgery, the plaintiff encountered severe difficulty with her
right upper shoulder, which was later diagnosed as spinal
accessory nerve palsy attributable to a scapular winging.

The plaintiff developed a right shoulder droop two inches lower than
her left shoulder.

The plaintiff was prepared to present expert testimony that the
defendant surgeon injured Cranial Nerve XI, the accessory spinal
nerve, resulting in spinal accessory nerve palsy. Furthermore, the
plaintiff's expert was prepared to say that the resulting injury was
fully foreseeable and preventable.

With constructive assistance from the claims manager for the
professional liability carrier, the case settled for $225,000 just prior
to the start of trial.

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