A jury in western Pennsylvania has awarded nearly $2.8 million to a Conshohocken lawyer’s client who claimed the orthopedic surgeon who performed her 2001 hip replacement failed to notice an arterial clot that ultimately led to a below-the-knee amputation.

Statistics maintained by the state Supreme Court show that the last time a Lawrence County jury awarded a medical malpractice plaintiff more than $1 million was before July 2003. Between then and 2005, all med-mal cases tried in that county resulted in defense verdicts.

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