i had knee surgery in 2003, after a work accident, and was told that I would need a total knee replacement surgery sooner or later. I put it off tell around 2006 and was cleared for surgery by an ortho specialist. But I decided not to have it done at that time. I was offered $35,000.00 as a buy-out. I no longer had an attorney, so I just disregarded the offer. I was unsure of what to do, and felt that the offer was to low, considering that they were liable for lifetime replacement, etc, for the TKR! I am considering either having the surgery at this time, or possibly settling and was wondering what I could expect as a reasonable amount should I decide to go with a monetary offer rather than the surgery, etc?