Vancouver, WA asked in Medical Malpractice for Washington

Q: I got a hemorrhoidectomy on march 4th 2016, I now have boils covering my buttocks, can i sue for damages?

Went through excrutiating pain the first 4 days after the surgery, pain i will never forget and would never wish upon anyone else. For the two weeks immediately following the surgery everything seemed to be going fine and then suddenly boils started appearing all over my buttocks and even in between the crack of left and right buttocks cheeks, this is extremely uncomfortable, bringing my problem back full throttle. I got the hemorrhoidectomy to allow me to sit comfortably once more, now I can't sit without constant pain that is worse than the hemorrhoid ever was even at its worst. I initially didn't want to pursue legal action but as of today, Wednesday April 6th 2016, I've gotten about 7 hours of sleep in 4 days because of these boils/abscess' that have been forming around my buttocks.

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Peter N. Munsing
Peter N. Munsing
  • Medical Malpractice Lawyer
  • Wyomissing, PA

A: Only if it can be shown that the boils were somehow caused by something the doctor did. As boils are a hair follicle infection I don't see how that would be. Get the medical treament you need, do not ask questions making it sound like you are accusing the doctor, see what people say. Contact a member of the State OfWashington Assn for Justice--gthey give free consults.

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