Auto Accident Requires Orthopedic Surgery For Sacramento Woman, Part 3 of 7

The following blog entry is written to illustrate a common motion filed during civil litigation. Reviewing this kind of filing should help potential plaintiffs and clients better understand how parties in personal injury cases present such issues to the court.

(Please also note: the names and locations of all parties have been changed to protect the confidentiality of the participants in this car versus bus accident lawsuit and its proceedings.)

The right knee operation was performed on February 2, 2009, at Sacramento Orthopedic Center. An arthroscopy of her right knee was performed. She had a torn medial meniscus and chondromalacia. An MRI of her right knee had been performed on December 7, 2008, and showed a 1.5 centimeter horizontal tear of the posterior horn to the medial meniscus.

It was Dr. Hank Gold who recommended that plaintiff have surgery on her left knee. This recommendation was made by way of an agreed medical examination performed on August 23,2008. Even with that, however, surgery was not performed until two years later on October 9, 2009. On that date, Dr. Paul Brown of XYZ Surgery Center in Sacramento performed an arthroscopic repair to a meniscal tear of plaintiffs left knee. It is this surgery which defendants contend does not relate to the subject accident.


Plaintiff was last deposed on January 12, 2010. In that deposition, she set forth her injuries as follows:

Left Knee:

As indicated above, plaintiff underwent surgery on her left knee on October 9, 2009. Plaintiff claims that the left knee is completely numb, and she cannot feel anything in it.

For more information you are welcome to contact Sacramento personal injury lawyer, Moseley Collins.

Right Knee:

Plaintiff claims that her right knee still grinds and catches, and this causes her to fall.

Right Ankle:

Even four years after the accident, plaintiff claims that she suffers from a stabbing pain in her right ankle which goes up her leg. Sometimes the ankle aches and feels weak. This limits her ability to walk significant distances. (See Part 4 of 7.)

For more information you are welcome to contact Sacramento personal injury lawyer, Moseley Collins.

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