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Medical Malpractice Leads to Amputations

Medical Malpractice Settlement for Several Million Dollars

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Our client was diagnosed with peripheral vascular disease — a circulatory condition in which narrowed blood vessels reduce blood flow to the limbs–and he had bypass grafts inserted into both of his legs. Three years later, our client was suffering from knee pain and an MRI revealed a meniscus tear and other degenerative changes; the doctor in question recommended our client undergo bilateral total knee reconstruction.

Our client asked the doctor if the surgery would impact his bypass grafts and was assured they would not be a problem. In reality, the surgical approach the doctor in question planned on utilizing put our client’s bypass grafts at a near 100% occlusion and vascular complication risk. The doctor in question never contacted our client’s vascular surgeon to clear him for surgery from a vascular standpoint.

Our client underwent the surgery, and nurses quickly noticed in the recovery room that he had a faint pulse in his left leg and no pulse in his right leg. Eight hours later, our client still had no pulse in either of his lower extremities due to the continued negligence of his medical providers. Our client was transferred to another hospital where he eventually underwent an above the knee amputation of his left leg and a transmetatarsal amputation of his right foot. Rosen Louik & Perry settled this case for several million dollars.