$1.86 Million Jury Verdict for Negligence Associated with Hip Replacement Surgery

Elizabeth McNamara was 63 when she underwent a right hip replacement that was done by an orthopedic surgeon, Dr. David Weissberg. After the surgery, she developed right foot drop and was diagnosed as having an injured peroneal nerve.

McNamara continued to suffer the foot drop and numbness in her right leg — problems that caused her to fall and necessitated the use of a leg brace for walking and modifications to her car so that she was able to drive.

McNamara and her husband filed a lawsuit against Dr. Weissberg, maintaining that the nerve injury resulted from either his misplacement of a surgical retractor or application of excessive force on the right leg during the surgery.

After the jury’s deliberation, it signed a verdict in the amount of $1,860,000. Later the parties settled the case for $1,600,000.

The attorney successfully handling the lawsuit for the McNamara family was Kevin T. Grennan.

At trial, the McNamaras presented an expert in orthopedic surgery while the defendant presented an expert in the same field of medicine.

McNamara v. Weissberg, No. 22340/06 (N.Y. Sup. Ct. Suffolk County, February 2017).

Kreisman Law Offices has been handling medical malpractice lawsuits, catastrophic injury lawsuits, pharmaceutical product defect cases and orthopedic surgery negligence lawsuits for individuals, families and loved ones who have been injured, harmed or died as a result of the negligence of a medical provider for more than 40 years, in and around Chicago, Cook County and its surrounding areas, including Vernon Hills, Lake Zurich, Barrington, Hoffman Estates, Roselle, Elk Grove Village, Elmwood Park, Des Plaines, Morton Grove, Glenview, Melrose Park, Lombard, Westchester, Carol Stream, Chicago (Lawndale, Medical Village, Bridgeport, McKinley Park, Back of the Yards, Canaryville, Oakland, Highland Park, Archer Heights, Gage Park, South Loop, Brighton Park, North Chatham, South Deering, East Side, Calumet Heights, Greater Grand Crossing, Lower West Side, Irving Park), Lincolnshire and Darien, Ill.

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