Thanks for an anatomical case. Also, I’m surprised at what appears to be a low settlement offer.
It’s amazing what expert witnesses will say to favor the plaintiff. They quote both the operative note and consent form that patient was consented to nerve injury as a known complication, yet conclude that SOC was deviated from. It’s unfortunate the patient is now left with this disability, but I doubt this stands a chance in court because of the good documentation.
Makes me wonder why we even take the time to get informed consent. Seems like the only thing patients ever consent to is a perfect operation and perfect results. No more "acts of God" just malpractice and someone (the deepest pockets) need to pay up.