$105,000 Award for Man Who Suffered Deep Wound
November 20, 2017
My client suffered a deep puncture wound to his left forefoot and sought treatment with his primary doctor. He was placed on antibiotics and referred to a hospital and wound care specialist to monitor his condition due to his prior medical history. He was assessed by a specialist at a Wound Care Center who found the wound was not healing properly. He was treated twice a week for this injury with the specialist who, despite the wound growing larger and more severe, did not alter the course of treatment and continued to merely prescribe oral antibiotics. Over the next two years, my client suffered from this injury that would not heal. Ultimately, dissatisfied with this course of treatment and fed up with the results, he decided to get a second opinion, which revealed that some of the damage to his foot bone and tissue was irreversible. Though he had complied with his doctor’s orders and treatment plan, the affected bone and tissue could not be saved and had to be amputated. As a result, this once active retiree who loves to travel and exercise can no longer participate in the activities he once enjoyed with his wife and family. My team and I worked hard to obtain $105,000 from the physician and facility who so negligently prescribed and maintained an inappropriate and damaging treatment plan that dramatically and negatively changed his life forever.