2 1/2 years ago I had a labral repair surgery in my left hip, my arthrogram had positive signs of a labral tear and the numbing agent with the dye helped relieve my pain so we proceeded with surgery. My surgeon was in SF, I live in san diego where I did my recovery, slowly, but per dr orders. When I started being more active the pain returned. I went to see him for a 9 moth post op visit, he said I had a flared up hip flexor being active and I had tendinitis/bursitis blaming me for not doing the proper therapy. I did acupuncture, more therapy with no relief so I looked into PRP with other orthopedic surgeons. I saw three separate orthopedic surgeons that suggested I might have instability (hip dysplasia) that could be addressed with PAO (Periacetabular Osteotomy) and due to my prolonged inactivity and continued pain tendinitis/bursitis did not seem like an accurate diagnosis.
I went back and got my medical history from my original surgeon who had "hip instability" listed as possible diagnosis yet he never told me. I had the PAO surgery with a hip specialist in LA, this year right before my insurance ran out. Do I have case for delayed diagnosis/misdiagnosis/pain&suffering?
Medical Malpractice lawsuits in CA have very stringent and expedited Statute of Limitations. You need to confer with a local Med. Mal. plaintiffs' law firm to fully explore your situation ASAP, because you may already be precluded from filing a claim against the original surgeon. We do not handle such matters, because we defend medical professionals before licensing agencies, and you can use the AVVO find a lawyer feature/tool to locate an attorney in your jurisdiction. Sorry for your troubles and wishing you the best of luck!
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