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Posted on September 18, 2018 by

Disabled Dancer Wins $9.5 Million from Hip Surgery Law Suit

A jury recently awarded a Bootheel dancer $9.5 million in punitive damages following hip surgery. Studies show 29% of surgeries are unnecessary, with 53% shown ineffective in clinical trials, resulting in needless pain, suffering and expense. The St. Louis medical malpractice attorneys at Hoffman & Gelfman want to make you aware of this alarming trend.

Unnecessary Hip Replacement Destroys Hip, Causes Constant Pain

Dancer Benny Bell filed his 2015 case following his 2014 hip surgery. A surgery he said was botched by Dr. Hamid R. Redjal, causing ‘near destruction’ of his pelvis and constant pain. Bell worked for decades as a professional dancer and instructor in Europe, training with legendary choreographer and dancer Katherine Dunham. The jury ordered the doctor and his former practice to pay Bell a total of $9.5-million in punitive and actual damages.

Not the Doctor’s First Offense

Redjal was also disciplined for fraudulently writing prescriptions for drugs without conducting a patient exam and failing to document those prescriptions. His license was publicly reprimanded. Radjal left practice in fall 2014, shortly thereafter. His California license has since expired pending non-renewal in January of 2016. Redjal’s lawyer, Martin Perron, plans to appeal the $9.5-million award.

Have you become the victim of an unnecessary or botched surgery? You may be entitled to compensation. Contact the St. Louis medical malpractice attorneys at Hoffman & Gelfman for a complimentary consultation today.