David Bradley Dohner
David Bradley Dohner, Medical Malpractice Attorney - Hallandale Beach, FL
Posted over 3 years ago.

Question: Will the physician who authored the comment to you concerning the relationship between the pain and suffering you are experiencing/enduring, which one of your current treating physicians has advised you resulted from the anesthesiologist who worked alongside your surgeon "hit a nerve", during a nerve block, agree to testify to these statements, or at a minimum, provide a statement to me (or, for that matter, to you if he or she does not "like" attorneys (most claim that they do not until they need one to provide them with a defense in a liability suit or to do some transactional work for them regarding assets which they may possess and the "interplay" between these assets and plans of insurance which doctors are mandated to carry or to otherwise provide an analogous and reasonable means specified by statute and regulations, to protect the patients to whom they provide care and treatment)). The statement would have to set forth facts as simple as those which you have already stated, perhaps a bit more clearly worded, if he or she agrees with that wording -otherwise, just as already stated to you, and would preferably be sealed by a notary. There is a tremendous amount more to discuss; he or she I am guessing is your family doctor, not a board certified neurology or neurosurgeon, or, an anesthesiologist, but let's start there....

I will look forward to your reply.

Best regards,

David B. Dohner, Esq.

David Bradley Dohner
David Bradley Dohner, Medical Malpractice Attorney - Hallandale Beach, FL
Posted over 3 years ago.

By the way, if I did not already say this in my fairly lengthy initial response and inquiry: I am terribly sorry to hear of the profound effect which all of this has obviously had on your life, and hope that you have a solid support system around you. In my experience, when one is suffering from....fibromyalgia is a perfect example, actually....many persons to whom the sufferer is attempting to relate the extent, or the magnitude, of the pain, far too many others will, sometimes literally, unfortunately....outright laugh at the patient's condition and make very poor assumptions about the pain which is being experienced by the patient, oftentimes authoring comments as plainly ignorant as "it's all in your head". Do not let ignorance diminish your energy, and, most importantly, do not allow yourself to fall into self-doubt, because that is when things can go from bad to terribly worse.

Hang in there, keep your energy level as high as possible; eat healthily but "happily" now and again; excercise as much as you can tolerate it; and keep striving for improvement in your condition on your own, while researchers and clinicians continue attempting to investigate more and more sources of a potential cure.

And do not misunderstand the question. I will explain why it was posed as soon as you respond. You will see why right away, I am sure of that.

Best,

Dave

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Posted over 3 years ago.

I see my doctor again next week I will ask. Also just something that happened about three weeks ago I had my brace off as I was getting ready to go to bed and bent down to pick up my 2yr olds toy when I stood up my knee gave out and smacked my tailbone and head on my floor, I couldn't get up. My husband had to pick me up from the floor and lay me on the couch.

Joseph Jonathan Brophy
Joseph Jonathan Brophy, Medical Malpractice Attorney - White Plains, NY
Posted over 3 years ago.

Don't ask your doctor. Ask a lawyer. I have advice for Mr. Dohner, too. "If I had more time I would have written a shorter letter."

David Bradley Dohner
David Bradley Dohner, Medical Malpractice Attorney - Hallandale Beach, FL
Posted over 3 years ago.

Mr. Brophy:

I believe that I am correctly apprehending your comment directed to my attention.

However, I have had more misunderstandings arise through e-mail correspondence and many, many more throught text messaging, which I would love to see abolished, than I even remotely care to recall. Many of them have been unfortunate misunderstandings that resulted in negative outcomes. Generally, between two well-intended individuals, and therefore, worse yet.

Accordingly, in the event that along the way here, there has been some misunderstanding or misapprehension of any statement authored by me, I have read many of your comments and have found them almost uniformly to be of the sort which I would think it likely were found to be helpful and informative to the party posing the question. If I have disagreed with any position which you have asserted, or comment which you have authored, and I believe that has only been true on one, perhaps two, occasion(s) and was/were a matter of opinion, with respect to which I am certain that you have sufficient experience to weather if not respect and appreciate, well, I can not do much about that.
But I will state that in every instance in which our comments or replies have dovetailed or interfaced, I intended nothing but collegiality and respect for your view of whatever may have been at issue.
Having said that, again, I do not believe that you have suggested in any way that same was the case in your view, and reiterate that I believe I read you accurately. I simply write to insure that no misunderstanding could possibly now exist.
Have a great day and best regards,

David B. Dohner

David Bradley Dohner
David Bradley Dohner, Medical Malpractice Attorney - Hallandale Beach, FL
Posted over 3 years ago.

And, if interpreted as it otherwise could be (i.e. negatively) and that in fact was the intended manner of interpretation, bl__ me. LOL.
Either way, that covers it.