For the Circuit Court for Baltimore County, Craig B. Merkle and Shannon M. Maddenobtained a defense verdict for their client, an internist and general practice physician. The minor Plaintiff alleged permanent nerve and tendon injury to his hand following a cryotheraputic procedure in the office to treat a skin lesion. His alleged damages included chronic pain and lifelong functional impairment. The defense countered that the treatment procedure was appropriately performed and was not the cause of permanent nerve or tendon injuries, as alleged.
At the end of a one week trial, the jury found unanimously that the Defendant physician had met the standard of care and rendered a verdict in his favor.