I went to the doctor for stitches in my finger. I had gotten lidocaine in my finger which hurt way worse then other stitches. I actually punched the chair I was in so much pain. It caused my finger to swell up and the tip of my finger to turn purple. He then came back after about 15 minutes and did the stitches. After he finished I said I think I am going to throw up. He walked out of the room. I then passed out fell face first off the chair and smashed my face into the floor. I broke my nose, and my tooth went through my lip. My wife tried to roll me over but couldn't. He then came back rolled me over and I came to a couple minutes later. He put glue on my lip where my tooth went through and a couple strips over my nose. He told my wife that the X-ray department was actually closed at that time and couldn't do x-rays. I can't believe him or the nurse didn't do anything when I said I was going to throw up.
Such shotty care at the very least deserves a board complaint against this doctor. I am sorry that you had to experience such treatment. Unfortunately, medical malpractice is predicated on substantial, often permanent, injury to justify the in ordinate expense of prosecuting such a claim. The costs associated with prosecuting a viable medical malpractice claim can be upwards of $50,000. Hence minor injuries while clearly the cause of negligence, may not suffice. But to be sure, gather your medical records and consult local counsel for further clarity. Best of luck.
Certainly malpractice. Certainly add care. I agree with the other lawyer. Start with the licensing board.
Certainly appears that the medical provider may have failed to act as a reasonably prudent medical provider and that you sustained very real damages. Consult a local medical malpractice attorney to determine if your damages are sufficient enough to merit the vast time and resources necessary to pursue such a claim.
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