Had a left hip replacement in July 2017, left me with thigh muscle pain and a large dip in the hip where the surgical scar is located..I can almost feel the bone through the skin at the site. I have had several types of therapy such as physical, and hydro therapy plus steroid injections. I am on pain meds, take several multi vitamins and other anti-inflammatory meds including Omega XL. I am getting very depressed with the outcome of this surgery. Where do I go from here?
Sorry to hear of your surgery complications and adverse results. The fact that surgery did have the desired outcome is not in itself an indication that Medical malpractice has occurred. You should gather all relevant medical records and consult with a seasoned Personal Injury or Medical Malpractice Attorney with Jury Trial experience.
There are many risks associated with surgery, foreseeable risks. Medical Malpractice, Hospital and Nursing Care Facility cases are difficult and expensive cases to pursue. It requires an attorney who is well versed in this area of law and has the money to fund the litigation. A Plaintiff’s Medical Malpractice Attorney may be required to invest hundreds of thousands of dollars of his/her own money to get your case to a jury trial, with no guaranteed outcome. Given the financial risk involved, medical malpractice attorneys need to be selective in the cases they take on. Be prepared to share freely with your proposed attorney any documentation, medical records or information you may have regarding your case. They should be able to advise you early on as to the challenges and potential barriers you can anticipate as your case proceeds.
More information is needed and you should immediately search AVVO and consult with an experienced Personal Injury or Medical Malpractice Attorney in your area. Search for “Medical Malpractice Jury Verdict” Personal Injury Trial Attorney. These are attorneys that take cases to trial. This is where “the rubber hits the road” …. There is no substitute for an in-person consultation with an experienced AVVO Trial Lawyer. They will know the lay of the land for this type of case.
In a medical malpractice case, most of the witnesses and expert needed to testify at trial are doctors or healthcare providers. By the nature of their jobs, their time and opinions are expensive to obtain. A doctor testifying at deposition may charge the party taking the deposition up to $1,000 per hour, often more for trial testimony.
Medical Malpractice cases have a shorter Statute of Limitation (deadline to file suit) and other requirements that differ from other Personal Injury cases (affidavit from another doctor stating negligence, etc.). They are generally handled on a contingency basis; no attorney’s fees are paid unless you win.
You should search AVVO and immediately consult in person with a qualified Personal Injury or Medical Malpractice attorney, or your local legal aid office. The initial consultation should be free. This is not legal advice. You need to speak to an AVVO Personal Injury or Medical Malpractice attorney who is licensed in your state for legal advice; and who can provide you with a realistic opinion as to the challenges posed by your case and the possibility of success. . This is merely suggestions for you to think about in discussing your situation with the local attorney.
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