Thursday, October 25, 2012
Gerry's Educational Medical Malpractice Website
A woman was told she needed a knee replacement. Her cartilage wass worn out and her knee was painful. She accepted her doctor's recommendation and had the surgery with a well-known orthopedic surgeon in New York City.
The surgery went well. Intra-operatively, the doctor took x-rays to check the positioning of the knee implant. He was not 100% sure it's in the right place, but decided to leave it where it was and finished the surgery.
When the patient started to walk, she immediately felt pain in the back of her knee. She told the doctor this and he brushed the patient off telling her it's normal post-operative pain.
Every month the patient wemt back to this highly respected orthopedist. Her complaint was always the same. "Doctor, I have a lot of pain in the back of my knee."
Four months later, the patient was fed up and saw another orthopedic surgeon. He took x-rays and told the patient that her knee replacement is not in the correct position and she will now need another surgery to fix the problem.
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Here's a cardiac malpractice case where I was able to achieve a $6 million dollar settlement for my client.
Here's a foot surgery case where a Westchester, NY jury awarded my client $1.55 million dollars for her pain and suffering.
To learn more about how medical malpractice cases work in the state of New York, I encourage you to explore my educational website.
If you have legal questions, I invite you to pick up the phone and call me at 516-487-8207 or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org. This is what I do every day and I'd be happy to chat with you.
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