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Laceration of artery during surgery led to amputation – $1,500,000 Settlement (access required)

This case involved the inadvertent laceration of the popliteal artery during knee surgery that eventually required amputation of the patient’s leg. The plaintiff was a 52-year-old woman who underwent revision of a right total knee replacement on Sept. 13, 2010. The hardware had been placed approximately one year prior. During the surgery, the patient lost ...

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