$1.6 Million Medical Malpractice Settlement
Medical Malpractice Resulting In Loss Of Leg Muscles
This case involved a young man who lost the permanent use of his leg due to compartment syndrome. This syndrome is a life-threatening condition where there is insufficient blood being sent to the muscles and nerves to supply the proper oxygen and nutrients needed. As a result, the muscles in his leg atrophied, died and needed to be removed. A lawsuit was filed on behalf of this young man alleging that after initially suffering a broken leg, the doctor and hospital failed to take proper preventative measures that could have otherwise avoided such a very serious injury. A lawsuit was filed but just prior to a trial taking place, the doctor and hospital agreed to settle for $1,600,000.00 to avoid the uncertainty of a potentially larger jury verdict.