Bilateral knee replacement done in 4/2016. Right leg already had had a tibial osteotomy performed 15 years prior to tkr. Doctor did tkr surgery on left knee in 43 minutes and right tkr surgery in 42 minutes. Left knee needed revision due to tibial slope not correct. I could not get full extension. This was within a year. Right knee also needs revision due to instability and valgus leg.
This may or may not be malpractice. Sometimes a doctor follows all of the rules and does a procedure correctly, and the result doesn't turn out right. You should obtain your medical records and set up a consultation with a medical malpractice attorney. This attorney will help you determine if the doctor broke patient safety rules and caused your harm.
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It sounds like there may be several obstacles in play here in regards to whether this would be a basis for a malpractice suit. As stated above you should obtain all of your medical records (I would recommend even the ones from the previous surgery as that will show any complications or what the future plan for treatment was). You should consult a local attorney to review them.
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