Torts Keyed to Dobbs
Walski v. Tiesenga
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Appellants operated to remove Appellee’s thyroid. A common risk in such a procedure is damage to the patient’s recurrent laryngeal nerves, resulting in a loss of his or her voice. In attempting to segregate the laryngeal nerves in order to avoid damage, the Appellants mistakenly cut them, causing paralysis of the vocal chords. The trial court directed a verdict in favor of the Appellants and the intermediate appellate court affirmed.
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