Medical negligence during surgery by orthopedic surgeon causes permanent nerve damage to right leg of 14 year old
In September 2020, while water skiing over Labor Day weekend, our client, a 14 year old high school student at the time, sustained a complete tear of the anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) and partial tear of the posterior cruciate ligament (PCL) of her right knee. After MRI and examination confirmed the torn ligaments in her right knee, our client was referred to orthopedic surgeon, Defendant, Dr. Mark Neault for arthroscopic surgical repair of her right knee ligaments. During the surgery, Dr. Neault committed medical negligence by severing Plaintiff’s saphenous nerve in her right leg, causing permanent nerve damage for the rest of our client’s life including chronic pain, numbness, stinging, disability, loss of feeling, and diminished use of her right leg below the knee.
This case is pending in Lake County, Illinois.