My wife had a spinal surgery 11 months ago. After her surgery she was in worse pain than before. After months of insane pain she was referred to a new surgeon. After reviewing her medical records he was shocked that the first surgery was performed at all. He said that type of surgery isn't even preformed anymore. On May 18th my wife had spinal fusion(at age 32). After her fusion her surgeon said the previous surgeon left bone fragments in her that were supposed to be removed. Not only was her first surgery completely useless, it wasn't performed correctly. As a husband I am very upset and i really need to know if I have a possible case against the first surgeon.
I think you should speak with an attorney that does medical malpractice. From the limited facts you provided, you may very well have a case. Good luck.
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I'm sorry for your wife's chronic pain and debilitating condition following an apparent botched surgery. I would immediately consult a medical malpractice attorney who is licensed to practice in Oregon or the state where your wife had the surgery. Medical malpractice is a tough area of law, but there are many great attorneys who would be happy to take a look at your case.
Best of luck to both you and your wife.
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It sounds like your wife may well have a viable claim.
Talk to a medical malpractice lawyer in your area. He or she can have your medical records reviewed and determine if there was a violation of a standard of care.
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Your wife definitely has a case that should be investigated. This would involve obtaining all medical records before and after the surgery and having them reviewed by independent experts. I practice in Washington but have handled cases in Oregon as well. You should feel free to call my office. Medical cases are always complex but this is something that definitely bears investigation. Dave
A bad back surgery result is not necessarily malpractice. Her records can certainly 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.
My condolences for this tragedy that did not need to happen. Your wife should contact a medical malpractice attorney as soon as possible. Although the surgery just happened 11 months ago, the statute of limitations is just two years from the surgury. This may seem like a long time but it take quite a while to conduct an investigation and prepare the case prior to negotiations with the at-fault surgeon's insurance company or to put together a lawsuit. You may wish to contact any of the lawyers who answered your question here or search for a lawyer on the "find a lawyer" button on the top of this web page. I wish your wife and family success in pursuing a case to get just compensation for all her pain and hardship.
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