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Victim of medical malpractice tells her story

Three decades after her surgeon botched a surgery on her knee, a medical malpractice victim has released a book entitled “Taking a Stand.” The surgery took place in 1977 to correct a bone defect that doctors believed would lead to arthritis. Her surgeon sliced tendons and ligaments behind the knee, which left her unable to walk. Since then, she has endured 10 surgeries. 16 years after her first botched surgery, one of the woman’s doctors finally confessed the truth: that she was a victim of medical malpractice. In 1999, the surgeon who performed the first surgery was found guilty of concealment, fraud, and malpractice in a medical malpractice lawsuit. The victim is currently a patient advocate working in the medical malpractice field.

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