I filed a complaint about a surgery that didn't go well with hopes of preventing my situation from happening to another patient and this check was the response. I did not need to sign anything for this check, nor did I verbally agree I wouldn't sue. The letter accompanying this check says I'm being reimbursed for customer service reasons.
I don't know yet if my foot will make a full recovery or if I will need to have additional surgeries. If need be, I'd like to still have the option to file a malpractice suit, but would still like to cash this check.One of my complaints was negligence of the operating podiatrist not monitoring my foot and catching it never healed after surgery (although I had complained with symptoms of non-union). The orthopedist who did the required correction surgery for the non-union said he would have done things differently in terms of the surgery itself.
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