Improper treatment leading to amputation - Confidential settlement
Plaintiff, a diabetic, suffered a foot infection which proved resistant to a prescribed antibiotic, administered over a period of months by his family doctor. Foot infections in a diabetic patient must be carefully monitored. Diabetic patients are prone to vascular deterioration which lessens the effectiveness of antibiotics which are administered orally or intravenously. Plaintiff's infection, which smoldered over a period of months, suddenly grew dramatically worse and Plaintiff required a Lisfranc amputation (approximately one half of Plaintiff's foot required amputation). (Confidential Settlement).