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  • I had total hip replacement surgery and now my leg with the new hip is 1 in. longer than the other leg. Is this malpractice?

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    Christian’s Answer

    Possible.... the real question that first has to be answered is does the difference cause you any serious problems? The defense in a med mal case such as this will have a field day showing your prior disability (before surgery) and comparing it to your present condition. If your walking without a walker or cane and were using one before it becomes very difficult for a jury to help you. A review of your medical records and intra-operative films would be required to tell if the docotor made any mistakes in the surgery or if this was an unavoidable side effect.

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