Leg Length Discrepancy Following Hip Arthroplasty, Peroneal Nerve Damage, Abnormal Gait and Foot Drop

 

Settlement Amount: $312,500.00
Settlement Date: 02/2007
Attorney: Howard D. Mishkind

Description of Case: Decedent injured his leg at work. X-ray at local hospital raised concern about possible lytic lesion in the area of a proximal femur fracture. Pathologic fracture was considered. Defendant orthopaedic surgeon performed bone scan and did not further consider the possibility of cancer. Patient went on to develop a non-union of his fracture and was diagnosed 5 months later with a high grade osteosarcoma (osteoblastic or telangiectatic osteosarcoma). Despite aggressive chemotherapy, patient died.
Court: Cuyahoga County Common Pleas Court

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