I had right total knee replacement in MA July 31, 2013. During the course of PT I developed pain in my right lower leg and numbness in my right foot. After pressure tests revealed I had "Compartment Syndrome" I had surgery on the leg on February 6, 2015. The numbness returned and I had surgery again for Compartment Syndrome in December 2015. Now the numbness has returned again. I never had this issue prior to the total knee replacement and PT.
You should talk to a local medical malpractice attorney as soon as possible. Every state sets limits, called the Statute of Limitations, on how long you have before you have to file an injury lawsuit or lose your claim forever. Many states "start the clock" on the Statute of Limitations from the day of the allegedly negligent medical treatment, but other states will postpone ("toll") the starting time until the patient knows or reasonably could have known about the allegedly negligent medical treatment or its consequences.
If it turns out that all of the doctors have done their job within the accepted standard of reasonable care, then there may not be a legal claim to make and you may consider just moving forward with getting a referral to an orthopedic pain management specialist.
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You need to talk to a medical malpractice attorney quickly. There is a statute of limitations for malpractice. The attorney will be in the best position to advise you after he has reviewed your records to determine if and when malpractice was committed.
I agree with the answers from the other attorneys. The statute of limitations for medical malpractice cases is very short in a number of states. As a result, if your claim is not already barred, the time for you to file a lawsuit may be running out. You must not delay in talking to a medical malpractice attorney.
the limitations could be an issue, consult an attorney asap, we cant recommend specific lawyers but you can use the find a lawyer tab here on avvo.
As the other attorneys have stated, the Statute of Limitations is an issue here. You are strongly advised to seek a consultation with a medical malpractice attorney asap.
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