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Patient suffered necrotizing fasciitis after orthopedic surgery – Defense Verdict (access required)

On July 30, 2008, plaintiff, a 350-pound, 22-year-old man with pre-existing venous stasis issues, was in a single-vehicle motorcycle accident and admitted to the hospital for a broken left tibia and fibula, and other trauma injuries. The patient underwent closed reduction internal fixation and rodding of the left leg that night. On Aug. 4, 2008, ...

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