$225,000 Jury Verdict In Medical Malpractice Case

May 27, 2015 Tim Takala

Tim Takala obtained a $225,000 jury verdict in a medical malpractice action alleging negligence of a hospital nursing staff treating a post-operative knee replacement patient with a Continuous Passive Motion (CPM) device. The CPM was improperly applied which resulted in recurrent scar tissue formation and limitation of daily activities. Although the patient tolerated the original surgery well and had an expected range of motion intra-operatively with his new knee joint, his recover was derailed two days after the operation when the nursing staff over-extended and improperly set the CPM machine. A case evaluation award of $30,000 and no settlement offer preceded a $225,000 jury verdict after about 50 minutes of deliberation.