I went to the ER on a Sunday evening (11pm) for drainageand was giving 2 antibiotics for an infection I had. ER dr told me to go to my family physician if I didn't think that the syptoms weren't getting better.. so I did, because I believed that they weren't. My dr just told me that the ER dr gave me the proper medicine and gave me something to sleep at night (cause I was having problems). That night, I took the medicine and told my husband I felt like I was dying. The next morning, I was in more pain and I reached down to grab my phone and I felt like something popped. My belly button started to drain blood. I went to the ER at 12- 12:30pm on Wednesday... After a series of tests and blood work... I was told at 4:45pm I was having surgery. I was in the OR at 5:10 (roughly) having surgery.
It is not clear from your message why you needed to have surgery and what condition the doctor failed to address properly. Generally, to succeed in a medical malpractice claim you need to establish the medical provider or in this case providers failed to meet the standard of care or act as other doctors would have acted. You would also need to show that the negligence of the doctor is caused injury and was the reason you needed the surgery.
I recommend when you are finished with your medical treatment you ask for a copy of your medical records and then meet with a local medical malpractice attorney and have them review the records and give you advice on your options. You can find a qualified attorney on AVVO.
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Really know way to give you any advice without knowing what the surgery was for, what was found, surgical outcome, etc.
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Medical malpractice can be a complex area of law and is different depending on the state. It sounds like you are having a terrible experience and you have my sympathy. Focus on your health first, then if you believe that a doctor acted negligently in your case or even if you are unsure, then you should speak with a medical malpractice attorney in your state.
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