You may have a medical malpractice case. I say "may" because plastic tubing is notoriously hard to see on x-ray etc. When the physician removed the pump he should have been competent to ensure that all of its tubing etc. were also removed. That being said oftentimes some remnant may be left behind. If you were infected before removal of the pump and continued to be infected after its "removal" it would be very difficult to determine if the left-behind tubing was the source of the infection - at least in my opinion. In other words I suspect the surgeon would defend the case on the basis of claiming that there were other causes of the infection and it was not the tubing or at least you cannot prove it was the tubing. Furthermore, if you are basically OK now the amount of damages might be too low to justify a medical malpractice case.
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you might. malpractice laws vary from state to state. you should contact a utah lawyer that does med mal cases. if you do not know one, the utal trial lawyers association should have a roster of competent lawyers. also the bar association in your county probably has a referral service.
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