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A man was to undergo surgery to treat a shoulder injury. His refusal to have a regional block was documented yet when the surgery was performed it was used. After surgery he suffered from ptosis and a great deal of pain which was allegedly due to the block. He now suffers from Complex Regional Pain Syndrome and is unable to work.
Source: summary of medical news story as reported by Virginia Medical Law Report
About: Regional block performed without consent leads to a 1.5 million verdict
Date: September 2004
Source: Virginia Medical Law Report
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