$500,000 Settlement for Failure to Treat or Prevent Compartment Syndrome

Blume Donnelly partner Jeffrey J. Zenna represented a 23-year-old man who suffered tibia and fibula fractures of the lower leg in a motorcycle accident. The fractures required surgery including the placement of hardware. The defendant surgeon failed to prevent and or treat compartment syndrome from the trauma and surgery, causing significant pressure at and about our client’s deep peroneal nerve, injuring that nerve, and resulting in both range of motion and sensation deficits. The man required Achilles tendon lengthening surgery and physical therapy to address the deficits. He did not sustain any lost wages. Jeffrey Zenna was able to settle this case the day before trial was to begin, for $500,000.