Entering fro the front of your neck is a common procedure and depending on the location of your disk injury it is the preferred method but the residual symptoms are not common. Have a medical malpractice attorney review your medical records to see if the first surgeon breached the standard of care. If he did than you have a v slid claim.
Whether or not you should undergo a reparative surgery is completely up to you.
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I am actually working on a very similar case right now. Injuries such as you describe do occur and it's not easy to prove whether they are the fault of the surgeon. You need to consult with the very best medical malpractice lawyer you can find in the Nevada. Don't waste a day doing so, because statutes of limitations for medical malrpactice cases tend to be short.
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I am so sorry to hear about your difficulties. You may well have a case. You should retain a local medical malpractice lawyer with special training and experience dealing with surgical malpractice. This lawyer will get your medical records and have them reviewed by a qualified expert who can give you an opinion as to whether the first surgeon's actions fell below the standard of care (negligence). I hope this helps. Good luck.
You may very well have a case that you might not be able to do anything about given the passage of time. In Nevada, the statute of limitations on medical malpractice is 1 year from when you knew or should have known of facts to put you on notice of a possible claim. Given that your surgery was in late summer 2011, the defense will argue that the statute of limitations expired late summer or fall of 2012. There may be good arguments in your favor, depending on what you knew and when you obtained that information. You should address your situation with a medical malpractice attorney in Las Vegas who can give you a better evaluation after more information is provided.
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I'm not sure why you waited so long, as you seem to have a statute of limitations issue. Contact the lawyer in your state who answered above to discuss.
NRS 41A.097 provides that depending on when the injury occurred, you may have either 1 or 3 years to prosecute your case. Given that this happened in 2011, you "might" still have the ability to file suit for medical malpractice. There are many arguments to make as to when the statute of limitations "actually" runs.
However, you cannot wait any longer than you have already done, otherwise you will certainly be precluded from presenting your case.
Please contact my office if you have any other questions. Whether you contact my office or not, please do consult with someone right away.
Further, regarding any future surgeries, I would seek out at least 3 surgical opinions. I would consult with at least one or more neurosurgeons and at least one or more orthopedic spine surgeons. I would make sure that whoever does the surgery is Spine Fellowship Trained. You want to ask the surgeon that specific question. Spine Fellowship Training is specialized training in just spine surgeries that not many doctors have.
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