Consider how you vote for your elected representatives very carefully. - - - a few notes: 1) Any surgery carries with it the risk of infection. Getting an infection is not necessarily evidence of medical negligence. 2) Tissue expanders rupture. From my last experience I think I read that they were 'good' for 6 months, but certainly a rupture is not evidence of medical negligence all on its own. Last - it is VERY difficult and EXPENSIVE and sometimes not financially feasible to represent someone who has been injured by true medical negligence. Again, consider how you vote in the future.
This is not intended as specific legal advice to you or about your case. The only way to provide that is for you to have a conference with an attorney so they can ask you questions about your claim, read records and learn far more than is contained in your note. No attorney-client privilege is established by this response.
If the surgery was done in the doctor's office then it will be very difficult to accurately substantiate what was done or not done without a deposition. If the surgery was done in a hospital or independent surgical center then contemporaneous records should be obtainable there. As for the lack of insurance, once again, if you were treated by this doctor in his office you may not have any other option then to hire a lawyer by the hour since without insurance it is unlikely that an attorney would be willing to pursue this on a contingency basis.
In addition to Mr. Kelner's advice it is nearly impossible to collect from an uninsured doctor. Unfortunately in Florida there is no requirement that a physician have malpractice insurance. A doctor is only required to have 250K in liquid assets in order to have admitting privileges, but this is difficult to collect and sometines a physiican does not have privileges.
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