Can mediocre ortho care....setting my broken wrist but not doing a surgery that I signed for or following up on possible tendon or ligament damage be grounds for medical negligence...been unable to work for 2 years due to this
Yes it could be medical malpractice but if you only have two years from the time you learned of the condition to bring a case and there are a lot of things you have to do prior to filing the case, known as "pre-suit" requirements. These include notifying the doctor and letting him try to settle it with you. Medical malpractice is a complex type of law, talk to an experienced medical malpractice lawyer so you do not end up in a bad position down the road. The insurance companies have spent countless dollars in lobbying to make med mal very hard to win, does not mean it is impossible.
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You need to contact a medical malpractice attorney in your area who will review your records and provide you with the information you need. There is not enough information given by you to give a proper response.
If I was getting mediocre orthopedic care, I would switch doctors and get a second opinion. Your second opinion doctor can tell you whether or not the treatment you have been receiving has been appropriate. Make sure your second opinion doctor does not know and is not associated with your current physician.
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