Defense Verdict In New York County

Terrence St. John obtained a defense verdict in New York County Supreme Court in a case involving infiltration of contrast material into plaintiff’s right hand when contrast material was injected rapidly and under pressure to perform a pulmonary angiogram.

Plaintiff claimed that the defendant hospital, through the actions of its staff, was negligent in failing to confirm proper placement of the intravenous line prior to the study being performed.  Plaintiff claimed to have suffered permanent injuries and permanent discoloring of her right hand.

Mr. St. John argued that the infiltration was a complication of a properly performed pulmonary angiogram, which required the rapid injection of the contrast material, and that the infiltration was promptly recognized and treated.

The jury returned a defense verdict on January 19, 2010.