An obgyn gave me a tummy tuck while performing a hysterectomy on me, it went really bad. what should i do

Asked almost 2 years ago - Loris, SC

7 mths ago i had to have an emergency hysterectomy, i was told by the nurses he would give me a free tummy tuck if i asked and of course i did, but i thought it was something he really knew how to do. It looks like a ditch and i've had many problems with it, i went back to him last mth and he tried to convience me it was still healing, then before i left he said he didn't know why it did that. it popped open in the middle and i had to have it sewn up again. there was no drainage tube and a hole came in the middle, so much came out you could actually look down into my tummy. it is still very tender, i would have rather left it the way it looked before, i knew threre would be a scar but nothin like this, from how much he said he cut off i couldn't believe it.

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  1. Ryan S Montgomery

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    Answered . Hire a SC med malpractice lawyer. I am happy to refer you.

  2. David J. McCormick

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    Answered . Go see a plastic surgeon ASAP for a second opinion. Depending how this visit goes, you will know if you have to contact a medical malpractice attorney.

    Good luck.

    DISCLAIMER: David J. McCormick is licensed to practice law in the State of Wisconsin and this answer is being... more
  3. Christian K. Lassen II

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    Answered . Have a local med mal lawyer order all your medical records and bills and send to an expert to review to ascertain whether there was a breach of the standard of care.

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  4. Lionel Stukes Lofton

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    Answered . I would recommend you contact a medical malpractice attorney and seek his opinion . He can discuss with you your options once he has all of the facts.

  5. Manuel Alzamora Juarez

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    Answered . Get your medical records, have another doctor examine you and the records and hire a local counsel to evaluate your case. Best of luck.

    This answer is provided by Manuel A. Juarez, Esq., aka El Abogado de Divocios de California: 510-206-4492. It... more
  6. Scott J. Corwin

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    Answered . I agree with my responding colleagues. You should receive a second opinion from another doctor and possibly retain an attorney to review the pertinent medical records and discuss your potential legal options.

  7. Guy Irvin Wade III

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    Answered . I agree with my colleagues. Get a second opinion from another doctor and then consult with a medical malpractice attorney in your area. You can search for one on google or right here at AVVO. You will certainly find many fine options to choose from. Good luck.

    I am not your lawyer and an answer on AVVO is not intended as legal advice but is provided for general... more

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