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Christian Robert Mastondrea

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  • I had total hip replacement surgery and now my leg with the new hip is 1 in. longer than the other leg. Is this malpractice?


    Christian’s Answer

    Possible.... the real question that first has to be answered is does the difference cause you any serious problems? The defense in a med mal case such as this will have a field day showing your prior disability (before surgery) and comparing it to your present condition. If your walking without a walker or cane and were using one before it becomes very difficult for a jury to help you. A review of your medical records and intra-operative films would be required to tell if the docotor made any mistakes in the surgery or if this was an unavoidable side effect.

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