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Failure to recognize risks associated with surgery results in death — $775,000 settlement (access required)

Plaintiff suffered a knee injury at work and was later diagnosed with an ACL tear. Surgery to repair the knee was scheduled. Almost three hours into the first surgery – during which plaintiff’s knee was in a tourniquet the ACL allograft broke. A second graft was not available onsite, so a second surgery was scheduled days later. Though ...