$425,000 Cook County Jury Verdict Where Surgery Took Place in Spite of Patient’s Signs of Infection

Louis Davlantis, 58, underwent a left hip replacement. The orthopedic surgeon who did the surgery treated him for an infection the following month. He then followed up with primary care physician, Navneet Singh, M.D., who later cleared Davlantis for a right hip replacement.

About 3 months after the second surgery, Davlantis developed sepsis and other medical problems. The hip replacement hardware was then removed from both his right and left hips. As a result, Davlantis was unable to walk for 6 months. He subsequently underwent successful revision surgeries on both hips.

Davlantis filed a lawsuit against Dr. Singh alleging that he was negligent in clearing him for the second hip surgery when Davlantis displayed obvious signs of an ongoing infection such as an elevated sedimentation rate and high blood sugar.

Dr. Singh argued that Davlantis was not suffering from an ongoing infection before the second surgery. Before trial, the parties agreed to settle the lawsuit for a total of $425,000.

The attorney representing Louis Davlantis was James T. Foley.

Louis Davlantis v. Navneet Singh, M.D., No. 10 L 11713 (Cook County, Ill.).

Kreisman Law Offices has been handling medical negligence cases, hospital malpractice cases and surgery errors cases for individuals and families who have been harmed, injured or died as a result of the carelessness or negligence of a medical provider for more than 38 years in and around Chicago, Cook County and its surrounding areas, including Northlake, Melrose Park, LaGrange Park, Justice, Inverness, Homewood, Hoffman Estates, Harwood Heights, Hanover Park, Chicago Heights, Bartlett, Barrington Hills, Alsip, Franklin Park, Glencoe and Olympia Fields, Ill.

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