Defense Verdict in New York County

Charles Bach obtained a defense verdict for a prominent hand surgeon in October, 2007 in a New York County case in which plaintiff claimed that defendant’s surgical and post-operative care were improper thereby causing the patient to suffer reflex sympathetic dystrophy (RSD) or complex regional pain syndrome (CRPS).

Mr. Bach argued that plaintiff suffered an unstable, comminuted fracture of the main bone of her right wrist and that her pain, stiffness and swelling, termed RSD by her subsequent treating hand surgeon, was a complication of her underlying fracture.

By using computer technology, Mr. Bach was able to project on a screen the medical records, radiographic films and medical illustrations depicting the surgery so that the jury could follow along with defense witnesses during trial.

The jury returned a unanimous verdict in favor of the defendant in under thirty minutes.