My wife Courtney had surgery on September 1st of last year to remove half her thyroid. what led to this was very odd. she had thyroid nodules that were biopsied. after the biopsy, her nodules returned very large after just a week. when we called her doctor (York ENT) they passes her off completely. because the pain was horrible she went to our family doctor who ordered a ultrasound. they confirmed the nodules had grown significantly so York ENT agreed to see her again, a whole month later... without really evaluating her they decided to do surgery. the surgery was sloppy. they cut in the middle, used under the skin stitching that broke open twice, and didn't dress her stitching's or giver her pain meds, instead they made us go to the pharmacy while my wife was in pain after surgery. believe me its worse then this but I'm attempting to be brief. fast forward to now, ENT has not followed up with her the way then should and again through our family doctor we are about to get the other side biopsied because its growing again. so now we are faced with a second surgery because York ENT has taken poor care of my wife. Again there is more details that makes it all worse.
Sounds horrible a full case eval is needed
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Nothing you present in and of itself suggests malpractice. First just because your wife had a bad outcome does not necessarily mean she was the victim of medical negligence. Sometimes when a doctor does everything right the patient does not get better. Sometimes the patient gets worse and sometimes an entirely new complication develops. Doctors call these recognized risks of the procedure and they claim this everytime something goes "wrong." There is only one way to find out for sure. Malpractice is care and treatment that falls below the standard of care and causes injury. The standard of care is basically the level at which the average, prudent provider in a given community would practice. It is how similarly qualified practitioners would have managed the patient's care under the same or similar circumstances. Injury typically must be severe or permanent in order for the claim to be economically feasible to pursue even if there is malpractice. These cases are very expensive and risky to pursue. Unless it appears there would be a meaningful economic recovery to the patient the cases are cost prohibitive to pursue. In order to find out if your wife was the victim of negligence, you need to retain a lawyer willing to investigate the claim. The lawyer will gather your wife's medical records and have them reviewed by a medical expert who will be asked to offer an opinion as to whether 1. the care and treatment she received fell below the applicable standard of care and 2. caused an injury. There is no claim to pursue unless and until such an opinion is secured. You are also in a very Republican county.
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Without a serious permanent injury, the costs would far exceed a recovery assuming a breach of the standard of care
Sorry to hear. Do not expect good medical care in York. Get her to Jefferson or Univ of PA in Philly for a complete evaluation. As someone pointed out, not every bad outcome is malpractice. However, once you get her medical picture under control, then see a lawyer for a free case review. Best of luck.
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You should also obtain all of her medical records so that the potential case could be completely evaluated. Most attorneys have a free initial consultation. As stated above, the way it is written there may not be a malpractice claim, but it is worth having someone review it.
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