You can sue for medical malpractice but you are going to need an expert to say that your ENT was negligent. I suggest that you get your records ASAP and consult with a medical malpractice lawyer. Assuming your ENT is in private practice the statute of limitations to sue is 2 1/2 years from the date of the negligence.
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It is legal to sue but first there has to be a medical basis for the lawsuit. Have you seen another physician? Did the first physician do something that departed from good and accepted of standards of care? Did that deviation from the standard of care cause you harm? How much harm? You may need to consult a medical malpractice attorney if your injuries justify same.
You are well advised here. It is necessary that you see another physician concerning the outcome of your treatment as well as consult with a personal injury/medical malpractice lawyer about your situation. Depending on exactly what happened and the extent of any injury you may have a case that warrants being pursued. Use the lawyer finder tool here on AVVO to locate a lawyer if you do not already have one.
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Your records can be ordered by a local malpractice lawyer who can send them to an expert to ascertain whether there was a breach of the standard of care.
It can be done, but it is expensive, time consuming and difficult. Find a lawyer in your area who takes such cases and see if you can get a free consultation to determine whether it is worth going forward.
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