October 26, 2016 -
$975,000 Medical Malpractice Settlement for 18-Year-Old Orthopedic Patient
Partner David A. Barry has obtained a $975,000 medical-malpractice settlement for a 18-year-old male plaintiff who fractured his leg during a soccer game and developed "acute compartment syndrome," a condition that can develop after trauma and results in insufficient blood supply to muscles and nerves. In the lawsuit he claimed that the doctor treating him for the leg injury failed to diagnose the compartment syndrome, requiring multiple surgeries and resulting in harm to a promising college sports career as well as permanent muscle loss and scarring. The doctor denied any deviation from acceptable standards of care, and disputed other aspects of the patient's claim.
Please click here to read the full case report in the Jury Verdict Review.