Catastrophic Oregon Medical Malpractice from Botched Knee Replacement

Botched Knee Replacements Caused by Catastrophic Oregon Medical Malpractice


A knee replacement is a very involved surgery.  It is debilitating, invasive, and permanent.  This type of surgery causes months of rehabilitation and it may take years before a patient feels comfortable on the repaired leg again.  Returning to sports and daily activities may simply not feel normal ever again.  Despite this, many times a knee replacement is still successful and a patient has great relief.  Unfortunately this is not always the case, and some patients have less-than-desirable results after knee replacement which can result in serious and catastrophic personal injuries, including amputations.


Victims of botched knee replacements have an even longer road for recovery, usually a year or longer, which tends to be very painful and require multiple surgeries.  These surgeries are very debilitating and may result in compensatory injuries, or injuries to the opposite knee, hip, or leg in general.  Many times a botched knee replacement is Oregon medical malpractice.


Causes of Botched Knee Replacements


There are many reasons that a victim of a botched knee replacement may have been the victim of Oregon medical malpractice.  Commonly the victim may have been injured by a botched knee replacement because of the negligence of a healthcare provider.  These mistakes are generally preventable because the surgeon should be in control of the entire happening of the procedure, and errors should be avoided by planning ahead.


Some common mistakes of botched knee replacements which are due to medical malpractice include the following:


  • Failing to use the properly sized implant;
  • Improperly performing the procedure;
  • Taking too long during the knee replacement;
  • Violating sterilization rules;
  • Failing to affix the implant properly;
  • Improperly sizing the joint;
  • Damaging vital blood vessels;
  • Severing nerves for sensation or motor nerves;
  • Failing to control swelling;
  • Damaging muscles and tendons, particularly the quadriceps;
  • Failing to identify an infection;
  • Failing to diagnose and treat sepsis; and
  • Many other conditions.


Damages from Botched Knee Replacements


When a surgical team fails to properly perform a knee replacement, there are several different types of damages that a victim could sustain.  Damages include pain and suffering, lost wages, medical expenses, lost earnings, and lost of affection with the family or spouse.  Some of the damages for pain and suffering comes in the form of physical injuries.  Physical injuries that are caused by a botched knee replacement include the following:


  • Amputation of the leg due to an infection or sepsis;
  • Need for another knee replacement;
  • Inability to use the quadriceps due to injuries;
  • Loss of sensation in the toes or feet;
  • Massive scarring;
  • Increased blood clotting risk;
  • Wrongful death; and
  • Many other injuries.


Victims of Botched Knee Replacements Need to Call Kuhlman Law, LLC


When a patient suffers a serious medical mistake during a botched knee replacement, it can be incredibly painful and result in horrific and catastrophic injuries that will last with a patient for his or her entire life.  Here at Kuhlman Law, LLC, we represent victims of catastrophic Oregon medical malpractice.  We accept cases throughout Oregon, including Salem, Portland, Eugene, Gresham, Hillsboro, Medford, and any other city, including Bend, Oregon where our law office is located.


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