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Epidural hematoma develops after knee replacement surgery – $1,150,000 Settlement (access required)

The plaintiff, a 60-year-old Vietnam veteran, underwent total knee replacement at the McGuire Veterans Administration Hospital on April 16, 2009. An epidural catheter was placed for post-operative pain control. The patient was also placed on deep vein thrombosis prophylaxis. On the morning of the fourth post-operative day, the epidural catheter was removed. Shortly thereafter, the patient’s ...