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Q: I fell off scaffold had surgery the doctor some how got my bicep muscle in my shoulder and missed a slaptear i

And missed a slap tear in my shoulder I have a workers comp lawer he told me does not do malpractice cases the mistake the doctor made cost me job opportunity's I was wondering if I have a case

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Robert D. Kreisman
Robert D. Kreisman
  • Medical Malpractice Lawyer
  • Chicago, IL

A: I understand that your injury was exacerberated by what may amount to medical negligence. The problem in my opinion with your description is that from a lawyer's point of view, the damages that you may prove would not economically be a feasible and satisfactory result for you and your lawyers' efforts. The reason being that the damages you may be able to prove satisfactorily do not measure up to the enormous expense it would require just to prove that the doctor(s) were negligent and were a cause of your injuries. Medical malpractice cases are very expensive to prosecute because of the costs associated with retaining the correct medical experts, the number of depositions needed to discover and prove the fault of the doctor and the fact that nearly all medical malpractice cases are defended to the end and clients must know that a jury trial is in the future. I would definitely consult with a local medical malpractice attorney to get another opinion on whether your case may be viable or not.

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