Breit Cantor Grana Buckner—December 2, 2010
Type of Case:Medical malpractice
Attorneys: Lewis T. Stoneburner and Bellamy Stoneburner, Richmond
Summary: Plaintiff alleged that defense radiologists failed to detect bilateral hip dyplasia in ultrasounds conducted at birth and at four months of age.
As a result, plaintiff lost the opportunity to be treated conservatively during the first six to eight months of life with a Pavlik harness.
The dysplasia was not diagnosed until she was 8 years old, when she underwent bilateral hip reconstruction. She faces a lifetime of hip replacements, starting at age 20 when she has achieved complete bone growth.