Lobectomy Leads to Ischemic Injury and Eventual Death

The client suffered an ischemic injury to his right leg following a lobectomy for adenocarcinoma of the left lung. The client had pain the leg at all times and took opiate medications several times a day to alleviate the discomfort. The right foot was discolored, and the client had chronic edema about the ankle, suffered disturbing paresthesias (“pins and needles” sensation) in the leg at all times, and had a persistent right foot drop. Unfortunately, the client perished as a result of his cancer 16 months after his lobectomy. This case settled for $160,000.00.