Multiple news reports have recently disclosed the more than $16 million dollar settlement we achieved on behalf of 22 patients injury be the Mizzou “Biojoint” center. Our lawsuits alleged that these patients all underwent knee surgery performed by doctors at the Mizzou Biojoint Center at the Missouri Orthopedic Institute. The surgery involved replacing multiple arthritic surfaces in their knee with cadaver bone and cartilage. In some cases, we alleged that the surgeons performed entire knee replacements using cadaver bone and cartilage. Specifically, our lawsuits alleged that the physician performed “bipolar” osteochondral allograft procedures—bipolar meaning that grafts were placed in two opposing weight bearing surfaces in the knee.
Our lawsuits alleged that the procedures being performed were highly experimental. Previous research on bipolar knee grafts revealed that these procedures failed as much as 86% of the time. However, the Mizzou Biojoint program advertised a success rate of 90% plus. This despite the fact that when they began advertising these claims that had performed few of these procedures and did not have data to show that their patient’s grafts survived at least 2 years.
We are so proud to have been part of the stellar team that brought about this result. HendricksonLaw originated the investigation with two cases and then brought in Bartimus, Frickleton, Robertson and Rader for their extensive expertise in complex litigation. Without the incredible team at BFRR, this result would not have been possible.