NY Medical Malpractice Report: Brooklyn (NYC) Jury Awards Plaintiff $300,000 For Amputated Toe

Plaintiff, Kathleen Groce, in a medical malpractice case in Kings County (NYC) Supreme Court was recently awarded $300,000 based on claims that her podiatrist’s error resulted in the amputation of part of one of her toes. The surgeon, Dr. Bryan Makower, reportedly applied a tourniquet to Groce’s ankles in order to create a bloodless operative field.

Groce claimed that the surgeon failed to properly remove the tourniquet resulting in ischemic damage that lead to the amputation of the toe. The surgeon asserted that he properly used the tourniquet and that Groce’s injury was a known risk of the procedure.

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