Defense Verdict for Surgeon, Nursing Home, and Physician in Case Involving Postamputation Infection

May 12, 2021 | Strategic Insights for Health System


‚ÄčA jury in Florida returned a defense verdict in a medical malpractice case against a surgeon, nursing home, and physician alleging failure to address arterial blockage and properly treat an infection following above-the-knee amputation, according to a summary in the February 2021 Medical Malpractice Jury Verdicts, Settlements & Experts.

The patient went to a hospital with severe pain in his right leg. The plaintiff alleged that the leg was "noted to be cold to the touch, white in color, and without a palpable pulse." Thirty hours after the patient was admitted to the emergency department, the defendant surgeon performed an unsuccessful vascular bypass surgery, and three days later, amputated the right leg above the knee. ...

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