Generally, medical malpractice cases are difficult to prove. Get copies of you medical records and bring them to a local personal injury attorney who handles medical malpractice cases. Only an expert can tell if you have a case or not. Good luck.
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I suggest that you take care of your shoulder first and obtain copies of your records later. If the new surgeon can get you to where you should have been your damages may be limited enough that it will cost more to pursue a claim than you could recover. However, if you have residual problems that an expert relates to the first surgery or delay you may have a viable claim. Contact a local lawyer.
A tough road to hoe. I've had 6 shoulder surgeries, and my shoulders seem to be worse after every surgery, and the repairs don't last. Have a local med mal lawyer review the MRI and records.
Unfortunately, many people need repeat surgery and it does not mean the doctor did anything wrong. The last attorney is absolutely correct, by indicating that taking care of your shoulder and health is first priority. More than likely, unless your new surgeon comes out, and says the first surgeon screwed up, which is very unlikely, you will have a very difficult case. Best case scenario is that follow-up surgeon is able to fix problem and you have no permanent injury. To have a local malpractice attorney be interested in your case, there usually needs to be a permanent injury to justify the time, costs, and expenses in these types of cases.
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