Have a local medical malpractice lawyer order your records and send them to an expert to review. I'm not sure why you didn't retain workers compensation lawyer if this was a work-related injury.
Medical Malpractice - L4-5 Surgical Discectomy - Post-Surgical Peroneal Nerve Damage and Foot Drop - By Patrick Amoresano: Permanent peroneal nerve damage and foot drop does not typically occur after an L4-5 surgical discectomy in the absence of negligence, and you should not accept your neurogist's suppositions about the cause of your condition without seeking additional opinions from medical experts outside your surgeon's sphere of friends and colleagues. It's possible your nerve was damaged due to negligence during or after the surgery. You should consult with an experienced Medical Malpractice attorney about the process of obtaining your medical records and films for objective review by an unbiased expert. Where is your surgeon's office and where was the surgery done? Also, what type of leg bracing did you have during and after the surgery? Improper bracing is sometimes the cause of peroneal nerve damage.
Absolutely the drop foot was caused by positioning during the spine surgery and was caused by the surgeon or anesthesiologist The per oral nerve is the sciatic nerve and behind your knee it can become compressed and impinged causing a neuropathy and perineal nerve palsy also know as a drop foot.
I had a duplicate case and your damage is most likely surgically related and outside the bounds of good and competent medical practice. You will possibly be undergoing pain management therapy. You should immediately obtain a review with a med mal atty and do it soon.
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