On May 10, 2019, I had a L5-S1 TLIF w/rods/screws. Since then I continue to have persistent pain. My neurosurgeon Dr. Zenko J. Hrynkiw neglect and delayed treatment towards a postsurgical spinal epidural hematoma. I was hospitalized for a week. Right after surgery I started complaining numbness/tingling in both of my legs/feet, and I was completely numb in my genital area. He examine me by touching/pinched the area, at that time I couldn't feel what he was doing, and he was aware of that, he said it'll go away, but it never did. I began to get sick, no appetite, blood pressure lowered, I was having urine/fecal incontinence, a bowel incident in my hospital bed, very terrified. I was there for a week and Dr. Hrynkiw nor the staff never look at or tried to change my surgical dressing, because if they did they would knew my incision had multiple small opening holes which was exposed to any type of bacteria. Dr. Hrynkiw decided to do a MRI on me but it didn't happen till 2 days later, he lied about MRI results just to discharge me and said he didn't want me to have a high Hospital bill, and nothing showed on MRI. Hematoma/infection got worser at home, had it 6weeks. Bill $320,000.
I’m very sorry to hear of your bad results with your recent surgery. Unfortunately, a bad result by itself isn’t medical malpractice. You’ll need an attorney to dig deeper to determine whether the surgeon breached the standard of care. I suggest you seek out a consultation from a surgeon who specializes in this type of claim and not just a general practice lawyer. Best wishes as you consider your options.
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