$1.25M Verdict in Medical Malpractice Case

knee injury

Congratulations to partner, Rich Rosenblum, and our associate, Florina Bandula, on another successful medical malpractice verdict!

On Friday, March 9, a Lake County jury awarded $1,250,000.00 to our client, a 73-year-old woman, for injuries arising out of a revision total knee arthroplasty in 2019. The case was tried before Judge Joseph Salvi from March 4 – March 9. The plaintiff had an index total knee arthroplasty in 2004 and presented to the orthopedic surgeon in 2017 with polyethylene wear. In December 2018, the surgeon performed a polyethylene exchange, which became infected, requiring a two-stage revision with the removal of the original implants in March 2019 and the revision of TKA in May 2019.

During the revision, the tibial component was placed in an excessive degree of internal rotation, resulting in difficulty walking and performing household activities as well as difficulty driving long distances due to pain. The plaintiff was on disability before the revision surgeries and was using a cane, walker, and power wheelchair at times before the revisions due to other medical conditions. As a result of the injuries, she used the power wheelchair most of the time but could walk a few steps at a time. There was no claim of lost wages and no medical bills. The defense position was that the plaintiff’s morbid obesity (300 pounds) and lymphedema made the surgery “extremely difficult.” There was no settlement offer before the trial.

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