Failure To Diagnose Resulting in Amputation

Tommy Hastings handled this medical malpractice case involving the failure to diagnose an arterial occlusion. Ms. Leandro underwent a total knee replacement at the age of 80. Following the surgery, she developed a blood clot in her lower leg. Her doctor failed to act when he was notified by the nurses about the condition. As a result, Ms. Leandro’s leg was amputated above the knee. The case was tried to a jury in March, 2005. While the jury was deliberating, the case settled for 20 times the pretrial offer.