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$922,000 Verdict after Botched Shoulder Surgery

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A Page County (Virginia) jury has a awarded a man $922,000 after surgery to replace the shoulder joint resulted in an arm that could not be used at all.

The patient was 52 years old at the time, making $46,000. The plaintiff’s subsequent treating orthopedic surgeon testified that the original surgeon place the prosthesis too high, violating the standard of care. The malpositioning of the device caused serious damage to the rotator cuff, severely limiting the ability to reach or have any meaningful range of motion.