Q: Medical malpractice
I had right hip prosthesis done 8/2015. Had intense groin pain & disability ongoing post-op. Sought 2nd opinion. Found to have misplaced cup portion of prosthesis with damaged psoasis tendon secondary to same. Had revision hip replacement and partial excision of psoasis tendon 12/2016 for same. I know medical malpractice cases are difficult to win/prove, wondering if I have a case? I live in Iowa. I am still recovering post-op, but the intense groin pain and pinching is gone.
A: A lot depends on exactly what happened, when in the procedure, etc. Call a member of the Ia. Assn for Justice who handles medical carelessness cases in your county; if none an adjacent county. They give FREE consultations and if they take the case will take it on the basis that they get paid when they get money for you,and if they can't you don't owe them.
Get a copy of the records from the hospital where the procedure was done. Ask for them on disc.If they say "would you like us to print them out?" say "no thanks." Reason being if they give you paper records they are allowed to charge a very large fee, with a disc under the ACA and HiTechActs they usually charge onlly $5-7!
Contact your congressman and Senators and tell them you want the ACA kept--fill in the gaps but don't take the protections from medical consumers!
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