I'm sorry that your wife had such a terrible experience. The doctor may well have committed malpractice, but one issue is going to be the extent of your wife's damages. Medical malpractice cases are difficult and expensive. I suggest you consult with a local medical malpractice case and that you and your wife be prepared to set forth in detail each and every way in which your wife was damaged. I hope this helps. Good luck.
A lot of people think that we need tort reform for frivolous lawsuits. However, as you can see from the preceding answers that unless there is a permanent injury and/or substantial medical bills, even assuming clear liability, many times, its impossible for someone who is injured to get any redress.
However, nothing can substitute for the advice of a lawyer in the jurisdiction where the incident happened.
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