Senior Trial Partner Jeff Lawton obtained a defense verdict in New York Supreme Court. In this matter, plaintiff, a 66-year-old woman claimed she was improperly diagnosed as having seasonal allergies, and should not have been given a nasal spray corticoid steroid. She claimed she had a bacterial infection and should have been prescribed an antibiotic. As a result of the nasal spray, plaintiff claimed she developed osteoporosis and required a right hip replacement and a subsequent revision to replace the hip prothesis.
The defense of the case was that the nasal spray was indicated, and in any event, did not cause or contribute to the plaintiff's osteoporosis and the need for a hip replacement, rather the plaintiff needed the hip replacement due to osteoarthritis.