Eckerd v. Little Falls Hospital (February, 2002)
Plaintiff alleged that her blood was drawn in a negligent manner at Little Falls Hospital, which she claimed caused injury to the nerve of her arm which resulted in Reflex Sympathetic Dystrophy (RDS), also known as complex regional pain syndrome of the right (dominant) arm. Plaintiff claimed she suffered loss of use, limited movement, pain and disfigurement to her right arm, and a need for physical therapy. After a week long trial, the jury found in favor of the Hospital because they did not believe that the plaintiff was injured by the blood draw.
Karen A. Butler was the attorney of record for Little Falls Hospital.