Cameron v Massena Memorial Hospital
Plaintiff underwent an elective removal of a lymph node from her right armpit (axilla). She claimed that immediately after surgery she experienced loss of movement in the operative arm and was discharged home unable to move her right arm. She presented to co-defendant surgeon two days later and was ultimately diagnosed with a brachial plexus injury. Plaintiff claimed that the operating room staff hyperextended her right arm during surgery which was draped free and positioned by the surgeon in the operating room. Debra Young tried this case in St. Lawrence County Supreme court and resulted in a defense verdict.