Goodell DeVries Attorneys Win Defense Verdict for Physician in Lawsuit Alleging Malrotation of Total Knee Components

By: GDLD | 10.26.16 | Case Results

In the Circuit Court for Prince George’s County, Donald L. DeVries, Jr. obtained a defense verdict for his client, an orthopedic surgeon. The Plaintiff alleged that the physician negligently malrotated the tibial and femoral components during a total knee arthroplasty. This, according to the Plaintiff, caused the need for a revision surgery and ongoing pain and stiffness. The defense countered that the physician appropriately performed the Plaintiff’s arthroplasty. The defense also argued that the Plaintiff developed extensive scarring - a recognized complication of total knee arthroplasty – that lead to the pain and stiffness. At the end of a two week trial, it took the jury less than an hour to unanimously find in favor of the physician.