Wyandotte County, Kansas. Defense Verdict
The plaintiff, a 40 year old male, underwent a total knee replacement surgery performed by our client, an orthopedic surgeon. Subsequently, the plaintiff alleged that our client and another physician had deviated from the standard of care by failing to timely administer the appropriate amount of pre-surgical antibiotics which ultimately led him to develop an infection in his knee. As a result of the alleged injury, the plaintiff claimed he was totally disabled and could not work. The defendant physicians testified that both the timing of the antibiotics and the amount given were correct. The defendant physicians further testified that the plaintiff did not contract an infection during the total knee replacement surgery. The total claim for damages at trial was in excess of $1,000,000. After less than 20 minutes of deliberation, the jury returned a verdict in favor of the defendant physicians.