Suit May Proceed for Patient's Infection following Knee Injections

March 14, 2023 | Strategic Insights for Ambulatory Care


A lawsuit alleging that a patient's infection following platelet-rich plasma (PRP) injections in his knees could only have occurred if there was a breach in the sterile field may proceed, the Nebraska supreme court has ruled.

The patient had a history of osteoarthritis and knee pain, and he had been treated at the defendant clinic previously with injections meant to postpone or avoid invasive procedures such as knee replacement surgery. In February 2018, the patient received PRP injections in both knees. He testified that the same needle was used for both knees; the physician assistant who administered the...

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