Quest Diagnostics prevails in a venipuncture lawsuit in New York. The plaintiff, Debrahlee Lorenzana, claimed that she was permanently injured from a routine blood draw procedure conducted by a Quest phlebotomist and suffered from CRPS. Following an 8-day trial in Queens County, NY, the banker who once sued her employer claiming that she was let go because she was "too sexy," was unable to persuade a jury that she was permanently injured by a Quest technician when she drew blood from her in July 2012. The jury returned a verdict for Quest Diagnostics on all counts and awarded Ms. Lorenzana nothing.
This verdict is further evidence that juries are skeptical of claims alleging nerve damage and injury arising from venipuncture, which is one of the most common medical procedures performed in the country. For more information on this case, see the following articles:
Quest Announcing Verdict: https://twitter.com/questdx/status/695806025975402497