$575,000 Settlement for Improper Surgical Technique During Hip Replacement

Ms. Forte represented a 67-year-old woman who had a total hip replacement and suffered damage to her sciatic nerve, resulting in a condition known as “foot drop.” While nerve damage to the sciatic nerve is known to occur during surgery in a small number of hip replacement cases, Ms. Forte asserted that the fact that there were several complications that happened during this procedure indicated the overall surgical technique used was poor, which increased the risk of injury to the sciatic nerve. The case settled for 575,000.