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$1,000,000 Settlement for Orthopedic Malpractice Collapse

Barry R. Eichen and William Crutchlow of Eichen Crutchlow Zaslow, LLP obtained a one million dollar settlement for this client as a result of orthopedic medical malpractice. This case involved a lumbar fusion with one plate and six screws. The defendant orthopedic surgeon, while inserting screws into Plaintiff’s back, did not use fluoroscopy, an x-ray technique, and was therefore unable to properly locate the appropriate position of where to place the surgical screws. As a result, Defendant orthopedist struck one of Plaintiff’s exiting nerve roots and caused Plaintiff to have a partial ­­­foot drop. This case settled after deposition of Defense Expert in the amount of $1,000,000. (At the request of the parties involved and in the best interest of our client, the names, dates and facts surrounding this settlement are confidential).