I assume they did a test at a particular level toseehowyoud tolerate the device, then allegedly laced the permanent one at the "wrong" level.
I suggest you do one of two thing soon. Either obtain all your medical records and the contact a lawyer or contact a lawyer before obtaining records, from your story, it seems as if it is more a question of whether the placement of the device was wrong and if this breached the standard of care Ghana malfunction of the device, although without medical records and a review byan expert in this area of medicine it is impossible to determine.
I hope you're able to get some answers and some relief.
Stephen L. Hoffman
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Its not clear what you mean by "higher than the temp". If you mean that the leads were implanted at the wrong level of the spinal cord, that would certainly be cause for investigation by a qualified medical malpractice attorney. If you mean the stimulator device was placed in a different position, that may or may not be cause for further investigation. The location of the stimulator itself, as opposed to the leads, is not usually critical in the relief provided.
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Since you are contemplating corrective surgery, you should obtain all your records to compare whether the surgical implant in May of 2011 was performed inadequately. A well qualified medical malpractice lawyer in Chicago will have your medical records reviewed to determine whether a meritorious cause exists, as opposed to an unfortunately bad result and post-operative changes.
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You are asking whether this misplacement was malpractice. You would want to order and pick up all your medical records and bills, and get a medical malpractice lawyer to have a physician expert review them to ascertain whether or not there was a breach of the standard of care.
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