Q: I had surgery on Jan 22 (appendix) on my 2nd follow-up appt. the surgeon tested my wound for infection. The hospital
The hosp confirmed MRSA on Feb 6. The dr didn't inform me until Feb. 18. My father has been changing my bandage 2 times a day, everyday. I feel this surgeon is at fault for not giving me the results for nearly 2 weeks.
A: There are many factors in a medical malpractice lawsuit. One factor in particular would be that the negligence of the medical provider must be the cause of damages. In other words, just because there was a delay in notification of a medical condition, does not always translate to damages. If you feel there were damages due to the delay, it is important to contact a personal injury attorney as there are time limitations on when you can bring a lawsuit.
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