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Can i sue kaiser for not diagnosing me with an infection after a c section?

Daly City, CA |

Had a section on 9 / 30 / 12 . Went to the drs 10 / 05 / 12 complaining of a lump ( size of kiwi ) above my incision and increased pain around incision cite . also had VERY bad swelling in abdomen , feet and legs . Dr told me it was nothing and the swelling in my abdomen was baby weight ( which it wasn't ) . Starting having fevers on 10 / 9 , 10 / 10 . Saw another dr 10 / 11 . increased pain , redness , incision cite hot and more swollen and beginning to look bruised . sent home with antibiotics . 10 / 13 rushed to emergency . my wound opened at home and drained over a GL of pus and blood clots . had emergency surgery to drain and reconstruct fascia . drs said i was hours away from being septic . and was in ICU . hospitalized for 9 days . left with open wound and had a large section of tissue cut off due to necrosis .

the lump that was the size of a kiwi had grown to a tennis ball by second drs appt. it ended up being an abcess.

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  1. You need to have all your medical records reviewed by a medical malpractice attorney to see if your doctors did in fact breach the standard of care.

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  2. All potential medical malpractice claims are complicated. You need to find an attorney who specializes in malpractice. This attorney will obtain your medical records and also have them reviewed by a doctor who is a specialist in this area to obtain an opinion if your doctor did not live up to the standards of practice

  3. Check your policy. With this provider, I think you have agreed to arbitration.

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  4. Part of the Kaiser Health Plan contract for insurance, all Kaiser members agree to waive their right to sue Kaiser in court before a judge and jury, and instead they agree, in advance, to submit all disputes over medical care to an arbitration system.

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