After a two week trial and one hour of deliberations, an Onondaga County jury returned a defense verdict for Jim Lantier and his defendant doctor in an orthopedic malpractice case. Settlement demand was $1.1m with no offer. The case involved a 42 year old tiler/bricklayer who had surgeries for carpal tunnel syndrome and “tennis elbow” in both upper extremities. Post op he had complaints of allergic reactions. Second surgery done 6 months later on opposite arm resulted in much worse reaction including alleged CRPS. Plaintiff cLaimed doctor should not have used the same anti-microbial agent and same dressing on the second surgery. The jury rejected that claim and found for the doctor.