Paula Koczan Wins Forearm Surgery Case

    Successfully defended medical negligence action arising from a doctor’s treatment of a woman’s right forearm, slightly displaced inter-articular distal avulsion fracture. The doctor’s treatment included a closed reduction and pinning of the right distal radial fracture. Post-operatively, the pin backed out and the fracture collapsed down and shortened. The patient was subsequently seen by another surgeon who repaired her right wrist deformity. The first doctor was alleged to have been negligent in performing the surgery without adequate fixation to prevent a collapse of the fracture.

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