I had a surgery and all the proper protocols weren't followed so I ended up having a heart attack due to blood clots
Most anything involving a doctor is going to be medical malpractice. You could sue, but whether it is worth pursuing depends on how badly you were damaged.
Consult with a local personal injury attorney and bring your medical reports. Med mal is very expensive and time consuming for the attorney to handle. Good luck.
This is a medical malpractice case. The difficult thing about med-mal cases is that it takes experts (which can be costly) and skill on behalf of the attorney to prove that a standard of care has been breached. You should contact a personal injury attorney to fill them in on the details.
An attorney would need to know more about the facts and circumstances and review the medical records in order to properly advise you. In a medical malpractice case, you have the burden to prove with expert medical testimony that a breach of the standard of care occurred that resulted in injury. The general statute of limitations pursuant to Code of Alabama section 6-5-482, is two years to get your lawsuit filed in the state’s court system, starting from the date on which the breach of the standard of care occurred. There is also a provision that provides a statute of limitations beyond two years. The statute goes on to say that “if the cause of action is not discovered and could not reasonably have been discovered” within the two-year window, “then the action may be commenced within six months from the date of such discovery or the date of discovery of facts which would reasonably lead to such discovery, whichever is earlier.”I recommend you consult with an attorney to investigate the matter for you. I wish you the best.
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Any attorney would need more facts prior to advising you as to any potential claims that you may or may not have against the medical provider and/or physician. Like the attorney's before me stated, generally if a physician is involved you are looking at a claim for medical malpractice; however, one of the most important factors in any claim for personal injuries, is the injuries. I do see that you stated that you had a heart attack. It would help if any subsequent doctors related the heart attacks and blood clots to the surgery.
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