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Decedent not warned of his increased risk for pulmonary embolus – $1,700,000 Settlement (access required)

Decedent, age 49 at the time of his death, underwent an arthroscopy with synovectomy operative procedure on his left knee in 2006. Eight days post-op, the defendant orthopedic surgeon diagnosed the decedent with an acute deep venous thrombosis involving the gastrocnemius veins of the left lower extremity. He prescribed Lovenox and Coumadin to prevent the ...