Delayed diagnosis of infection causes multiple surgeries resulting in impaired walking.
The case involved a doctor who failed to perform with a close follow up after an internal fixation of a leg fracture. Despite the fact that our client exhibited the signs and symptoms of an infection, the doctor disregarded these indications and did not provide the necessary care. A bone infection or osteomyelitis developed due to the delay in diagnosing the infection. Our client required muscle flap surgeries which resulted in a gait impairment with his walking, caused by repeated surgeries. The case was tried in a conservative county in New Jersey that still found in favor of our plaintiff. (Attorney Scott Parsons handled the case.)