Nelson has been practicing since 2005 after completing her fellowship. Glendening said she was remarkably well trained.
“We are stunned by this, raising again the question as to whether or not lay jurors can truly understand the intricacies and the nuances attended to these complicated surgical procedures,” Glendening said.
The attorney said the doctor is devastated, not only because of Smith’s death that is something Nelson will live with for the rest of her life but to also have a jury find that she caused that death.
“(Smith’s death) is extraordinarily difficult for her to accept. In fact, she does not accept that, nor will she ever,” he said.
Glendening said Nelson has dedicated her life to helping people and will continue practicing.