A Mississippi woman whose leg had to be amputated after she had knee replacement surgery won $579,789 in a medical malpractice suit against Forrest General Hospital, reports the Hattiesburg American.
In 1998, the then 69-year-old woman’s knee was dislocated when her foot got caught under her wheelchair as a nurse was taking her to the restroom following the first knee replacement surgery. After the incident, additional surgeries including another knee replacement were required. She then developed an infection which led to her leg being amputated.
The lawsuit was filed in 1999, but the verdict wasn’t handed down until April 14, 2010.
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