1. When surgery done, metal fragment left between bone and wedge. Confirmed CT report.
2. When work done to tendon, not attached all the way as normally done feels like with comments I heard in the room, a decision was made my life did not demand the effort so “make due’ attitude prevailed. Confirmed subsequent repair report.
3. Infection slows if not reverses the healing of tendons/muscles and left unchecked.
4. Lack of consistent follow through with one person who knows my deal. Surgeon left, primary retired
5. With PT, I’m being told several times they had no clue what was done to me instead of looking it up. made numerous email complaints.
6. Right out of the boot cast forcing my foot back to my knees, TWICE, squat thrusts on a bar.
7. Infection and PT still not tended too for months
8. When the second work is done, Dr. attaches the tendon correctly and reports that there was fraying of both peroneal tendons This is on the outside of my ankle, now on the inside which was not done as thorough as this Dr. has repaired, it was reported to have a bit nodularity as well as some minor TEARING. Per the repair report. The only time this could have happened was with PT.
Consult with a local personal injury attorney that handles med mal. Bring your documents and records. Be prepared to speak to more than one attorney. Med mal is difficult and expensive for the attorney to handle, so you may speak to more than three attorneys. Good luck.
Get local malpractice counsel to engage foot surgeon to review records and imaging studies in order to opine if there were departures from accepted surgical (and PT) practice, what those deviations were, and what injuries they caused? If damages caused by departures warrant you may well have found counsel.
To win a Maryland medical malpractice case, you must show that the doctor who treated you violated the standard of care, which is the generally accepted procedures and practices used by other doctors when treating patients with a particular disease or disorder. The standard varies depending on a number of factors, including the patient's age and medical history.
In addition to showing the doctor breached the standard of care, you must also show this breach caused your injuries. A breach of a standard of care can happen at a number of different points during treatment, such as:
Misdiagnosing or failing to diagnose a problem
Failing to administer treatment properly
Prescribing the wrong medication for an illness
Failing to inform a patient about the risks of treatment
You also must show that the injuries caused significant harms and losses to justify the time and expenses of filling a case. Talk to an attorney who regularly practices medical malpractice.
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