After having my ankle injured in a hotel accident, my doctor misdiagnosed my
injury as a sprain until I saw an ortho MD on my own 10 months later who did a MRI revealing a chipped bone in ny ankle. I ended up needing n having surgery. I am
thinking of seeking a malpractice attorney.
Would damages from one suot negate the other if successful? Also what are statutes of limitations? Accident in Louisville, MD. MDs in Chgo
You’d need a physician to opine that the standard of care wasn’t followed. Talk to your lawyer or one who handles malpractice.
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You can pursue both, but a lot of considerations go into determining if you should. The original negligent actor is responsible for all damages, which would include any damage caused by a doctor's negligence, which would "negate" the malpractice damages, as you put it. The SoL for medical negligence in Illinois is 2 years from when you knew you had been misdiagnosed. You really need to discuss all of this with your current lawyer, and probably a lawyer who specializes in med mal in the Chicago area.
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