Oct 2010 had pingpong ball size ganglion cyst removed from Lt dorsal wrist. Within few days had nerve pain along inner aspect of hand including index and 2nd finger. Was told it was just nerve irritation and should go away. Rapidly developed rigid, swollen wrist and fingers. Diagnosed with RSD by 3 doctors. Underwent 7 months of intense physical therapy including adjustable tension splints, Lyrica for the nerve pain, 2 unsuccessful nerve blocks. etc After almost 9 months still have abnormal nerve sensations in hand, swelling, tightness, pulling as well as residual finger stiffness. Saw plastic surgeon to see if anything could be done. Answer no. Wrist x-ray revealed scapho-lunate diastasis with report stating most likely caused by ligament injury during surgery as well as nerve injury.
Medical malpractice occurs when a medical professional's negligence causes injury to a patient. Incorrect actions and inaction can both be forms of negligence.
Damages in personal injury cases generally compensate victims for their losses, but some damages are also meant to punish the injurer.