Nerve Damage Lawsuit Alleges Knee Replacement Surgery Malpractice
A medical malpractice lawsuit has been filed against two Illinois doctors following a knee replacement surgery that allegedly resulted in nerve damage.
The complaint was filed by Dave Gutjahr on March 19, in St. Clair County Circuit Court. The defendants include Dr. James Bolvin, Dr. Steven Horner, Protestant Memorial Medical Center Inc., Anesthesia Associates of Belleville and Belleville Orthopedic Surgeons Ltd.
According to the lawsuit, the two doctors performed knee replacement surgery on Gutjahr in August 2009 at Protestant Memorial Medical Center, but after surgery he began to feel numbness in his right leg, where the knee surgery took place.
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The complaint alleges that medical personnel repeatedly told Gutjahr that the numbness was a temporary side effect of the surgery which would be alleviated over time. However, the problems did not go away, and in March 2010 Gutjahr was diagnosed with nerve damage from the knee replacement surgery, which is likely permanent.
Gutjahr’s lawsuit accuses the defendants of negligence for the knee replacement surgery, seeking damages in excess of $375,000 for ongoing physical pain, mental anguish, disfigurement and loss of his ability to perform certain functions due to his injuries.
CliffordOctober 15, 2022 at 12:18 pm
i have same problem with one of my implant left side of my body told the doctor that antiseolijust hert me with injection on the second implant it was done on christmas day 2013 henderson nv 89002
NancyMay 26, 2014 at 3:00 pm
Had 4 knee replacements on same knee , nerve damage was done on first total knee replacement May of 2012 . Had knee implant remove in February of 2014 and a new one put in. Had a surgery in January of 2012 and one March of 2013 . Nerve damage was done from first surgery , pain is unbearable 24/7 .lost my job of 17 years , can no longer do much of anything , had to take down our pool , when water h[Show More]Had 4 knee replacements on same knee , nerve damage was done on first total knee replacement May of 2012 . Had knee implant remove in February of 2014 and a new one put in. Had a surgery in January of 2012 and one March of 2013 . Nerve damage was done from first surgery , pain is unbearable 24/7 .lost my job of 17 years , can no longer do much of anything , had to take down our pool , when water hits my knee it freezes up to the point I can't move it . Never knew pain could be so intense. I have become a prisoner in my own home . Now aim left with serve pain and No insurance .
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