Phila. Jury Sides With Defense in Broken Needle Case Gina Passarella, The Legal Intelligencer April 21, 2014 | 1 Comments share share by mail share on linkedin Facebook share on twitter share on google+ Share With Email Send Thank you for sharing! Your article was successfully shared with the contacts you provided. print reprints A Philadelphia jury issued a defense verdict to a doctor sued after a needle he was using for a bone biopsy broke off in the plaintiff's back, requiring an additional surgery to remove it. Sign up for a free digital membership and get great benefits like: Already Registered? Sign In now 5 free articles* every 30 days, from other ALM publications Exclusive discounts on ALM events and products The Legal Intelligencer digital newsletter, plus your choice of more than 30 digital newsletters Access on the device of your choice: smartphone, tablet, or desktop Unlimited free access to Corporate Counsel and Law Technology News online Create Account with LinkedIn Register Now *May exclude premium content VIEW COMMENTS ( 1 ) ADD COMMENT What's being said Sign In Terms & Conditions PatriciaJefferson Apr 22, 2014 While trying to avoid people who may embellish their pain in order to create a valid lawsuit, the treatment of some conditions could have a domino effect in a patient and leave them with inadvertent damage. One might compare our workmanship as humans with that of an automobile. It has a body, wheels, a motor, all types of lines connecting one car part to another carrying some type of life-giving fluids. A mechanic may reach for the clean out a part and forget one little gasket and the friction that the absence of that one little 1/8th of an inch piece of cardboard-like partician between two steele parts, could be irritating at best, and abrasive at worst. Then you have to replace the gasket and hope you don‘t have to replace the two more expensive parts. It is like a gnat taking down an elephant; a David taking down Goliath; a boll weevil (beetle) taking down. . . a formidable cotton ball? I remember the story about this young woman who complained so much about her pain(s) that I suppose those near her turned a deaf ear. She died, but she left a poignant and unforgettable message to the doctor, her relatives, the community - I suppose - that states such, paraphrased: "I told yawl I was sick." Wishing you all great health. Comments are not moderated. To report offensive comments, click here. Preparing comment abuse report for Article# 1202651714448 Send Thank you! This article's comments will be reviewed.