$1.2 Million Medical Malpractice Settlement for 54-year-old woman who suffered vocal cord paralysis during medical procedure

Sep 05 2017

Brian Hurst filed a medical malpractice lawsuit against a Pain Management Specialist who, allegedly, partially paralyzed his patient’s vocal cords during a neurotomy, a procedure targeted to deaden nerves in the cervical spine for relief of chronic neck pain. During the procedure, the defendant physician injured the right recurrent laryngeal nerve which helps to control movement of the vocal cords. Following vigorous examination of the defendant at his deposition, it became apparent the procedure was performed in the wrong area of the cervical spine.