Alfred, York County, Maine. When plaintiff tore the cartilage in his knee he went to defendant, an orthopedic surgeon who recommended arthroscopic surgery, which resulted in further nerve damage to plaintiff’s knee and numbness and weakness in his leg. We argued that the subsequent injury, which caused plaintiff pain and suffering, was due to negligence of doctor by use of excessive force with the surgical instrument. Post-surgical medical bills (physical therapy and neurological follow-up) were $3,115.20. Prior to trial, no settlement offer was made.