The Plaintiff was a 54-year-old lady who was having hip pain. She consulted with a local orthopedic surgeon who, without proper workup, decided to do a hip replacement. During the surgery, the doctor encountered problems, resulting in the hip prosthesis being implanted incorrectly. The patient was left with one leg longer than the other.
To correct this, a second surgery would be needed to remove the hardware and replace it. The Pierce Law Firm went to bat for her. During discovery, the doctor was forced to admit that the device was not positioned correctly. Mr. Pierce even had the expert hired by the defendant concede that a second surgery was necessary to fix the mistakes. Rather than face trial, the doctor agreed to a confidential settlement.