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Mississippi Man Awarded $500,000 in Medical Malpractice Lawsuit

Published December 28, 2010 by Scott Gottlieb, Injury Law Attorney

Dr. John Henry Fairbanks has been ordered to pay a Natchez man $511,000 for medical bills and suffering caused by his negligence during knee replacement surgery, reports the Natchez Democrat.

The jury awarded the plaintiff $300,000 in non-economic damage and $211,000 in economic damage.

According to the complaint, one of the screws put in the patient’s knee was too long and scraped the bone and soft tissue behind the knee. This alleged negligence resulted in excessive bleeding, pain and swelling which led to infections and three additional surgeries.

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