Reeves v. Defendant Physician

  • Circuit Court, Cook County, Illinois05/01/1999
    Client: Defendant Physician
    Outcome: Defense Verdict

Synopsis:

Plaintiff, a 74-year-old man, was admitted for total right knee replacement with a history of severe vascular disease. Ten days post-op, the right lower leg lost blood flow. The leg was amputated above the knee a few months later.

Defense asserted that the amputation of the leg was caused by a sudden occlusion of the ilio-femoral artery.

Plaintiff sought over $3 million. The jury returned a defense verdict.