$500,000 Verdict Against Hip Surgeon
Our client was a 67 year old woman who came under the care of the the surgeon for replacement of a previously implanted artificial hip. The surgeon removed the old implant and replaced it. Shortly after surgery, she developed a wound infection and when the surgeon attempted to remove the prosthesis her femur fractured, making removal impossible. At the time of trial she suffered from chronic osteomylitis (deep bone infection and was confined to a wheelchair.
A federal jury in Alexandria awarded her $500,000. There were no attempts by the defendant or his insurance company to try to settle the case before trial.