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Defense Verdict Obtained for Anne Arundel County OB/GYN Practice

April 2018

Craig B. Merkle and Shannon M. Madden obtained a defense verdict in the Circuit Court for Anne Arundel County on behalf of obstetrician Pablo Argeles, M.D., and Annapolis OB/GYN Associates. Plaintiffs alleged that the infant suffered a permanent brachial plexus injury in the setting of a shoulder dystocia. Mr. Merkle and Ms. Madden presented evidence that the delivering obstetrician did not apply traction at the time of delivery and that the maternal forces of labor likely caused the injury. The jury determined that the obstetrician did not breach the standard of care, and rendered a verdict for the defense.