Substantial Six-Figure Recovery For Surgical Delay
Jane Doe ran toward the backyard swing to keep her 2-year-old son out of range of the swings. She tripped and dislocated her knee. When the emergency room physician popped the knee back into place, he lost the pulse in her foot. Although he was called immediately, the cardiovascular surgeon did not attempt the popliteal artery bypass surgery for over 36 hours. Jane ended up losing her leg just below the knee. Pajcic & Pajcic found no fault with the emergency room physician, the radiologist or the orthopedic surgeon. The claim against the cardiovascular surgeon was resolved for a substantial six-figure sum in the week before trial in the spring of 1997.