San Francisco Woman Files Medical Malpractice Suit Against Surgeons, Part 1 of 8

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, UCSF Medical Center, San Francisco General, California Pacific Medical Center, or St. Francis Memorial Hospital.

(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.)

Trial Brief of Defendants William Hall, M.D., and Universal Medical Clinic.


Plaintiff Sandy White is represented by the ABC Law Offices in San Francisco.

Defendants William Hall, M.D., and Universal Medical Clinic are represented by the XYZ Law Firm of San Francisco.


Dr. Hall is an Orthopedic Surgeon practicing at Universal Medical Clinic in San Francisco. On February 21, 2007, plaintiff underwent a right total knee replacement surgery performed by Dr. Hall at Universal Community Hospital. On February 25, 2007, Dr. Hall discharged plaintiff from Universal Community Hospital after she had been doing well and ambulating with physical therapy. There were no postoperative complications and the outcome was satisfactory as plaintiff was noted to have recovered very well from the right total knee replacement.

On November 5, 2007, plaintiff presented to Dr. Hall at Universal Medical Clinic for a preoperative visit concerning a left total knee replacement. Dr. Hall noted that the left knee possessed a valgus deformity and pain upon flexion. According to Dr. Hall, plaintiff was a candidate for the surgery due to arthritis in all three components of the knee and three years of left 13 knee pain. He discussed the risks, benefits and alternatives with plaintiff.

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

On November 14, 2007, plaintiff underwent a left total knee replacement surgery by Dr. Hall again at Universal Community Hospital. A constant pressure motion (CPM) unit was put in place to apply passive pressure to promote movement of the knee. In addition, plaintiff was to wear an immobilizer when walking to protect the repair of the quadriceps incision from injury. (See Part 2 of 8.)

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

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