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Surgeon’s mistake cost young woman a career as nurse – $1.1 Million Settlement (access required)

The plaintiff was a 22-year-old woman who had injured her shoulder playing collegiate softball. She consulted the defendant, an orthopedic surgeon, who diagnosed her with right shoulder posterior labral tear, partial thickness biceps tendon tear and possible superior labral tear. He advised her to undergo right shoulder arthroscopy, arthroscopic biceps tenotomy, arthroscopic subpec biceps tendodesis ...