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Child Has Five Surgeries for Compartment Syndrome After Nurse Fails to Inject Medicine Properly

Our two-year-old client almost lost his left leg when a nurse administering an intramuscular dose of Bicillin his left medial thigh did not first pull back the plunger before injecting the medicine. The client went on to have a compartment syndrome of his left calf due to the bolus of Biciell injection requiring an emergency fasciotomy. The client had a total of five surgeries on his left leg as a result of the compartment syndrome. He also underwent physical therapy. The case settled for $900,000.00