Sacramento Woman’s Pain And Suffering From Botched Knee Surgery Leads To Malpractice Action, Part 8 of 9

It is worth noting that situations similar to those described in this medical malpractice case could just as easily occur at any of the healthcare facilities in the area, such as Kaiser Permanente, UC Davis Medical Center, Mercy, Methodist, or Sutter.

(Please also note: the names and locations of all parties have been changed to protect the confidentiality of the participants in this personal injury case and its proceedings.)

Expert Testimony Establishes That Defendants reaches of the Standard of Care Contributed to Ms. White’s Injuries To a Reasonable Degree of Medical Probability

Expert testimony on the issue of causation is conclusive in a medical malpractice action and plaintiff must prove that the alleged breach of duty of the defendant was a substantial factor in causing their injuries. Bromme v. Pavitt, (1992) 5 Cal.App.4th 1487, 1498; Dumas v. Cooney, (1991) 235 Cal.App.3d 1593, 1603. Here, the testimony of Dr. Robert Lee establishes triable issues of fact that moving defendant’s breaches of the standard of care substantially contributed to Ms. White’s injuries, to a reasonable degree of medical probability.

It is Dr. Wagner’s expert opinion that Dr. Hall’s breach in the standard of care in his performance of the November 14, 2005 left total knee arthroplasty on Ms. White, to a reasonable degree of medical certainty caused Ms. White injuries in causing her additional and unnecessary pain and suffering and three subsequent surgeries on her left knee. Dr. Wagner explains that the three bones that come together at the knee joint are the patella (kneecap), the tibia (shin bone), and the femur (thigh bone).

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The patella slides up and down a groove called the trochlea on the end of the femur as the knee bends. The 20-degree lateral mis-alignment of the tibial component in Ms. White caused the tibia and femur to twist 20-degrees internally, toward the midline of the body. The patella did not twist internally, and so it was pulled toward the outside of the knee, laterally or away from the midline of the body, and outside of the trochlea groove. (See Part 9 of 9.)

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