Bryan, OH asked in Medical Malpractice for Ohio

Q: I just had my 3rd knee surgery on the same knee in 9 months, for the same condition.

I had a torn meniscus, and had surgery May 31st to fix that, and I had an extra bone removed from my knee. A month after returning to work, I started having the same pain and went back to the doctor. Scans showed another torn meniscus. I had a second surgery on Oct. 11, a month after surgery I started having trouble again. This time, I went to another surgeon and hospital. Scans showed that my meniscus was torn again, and my patellar tendon was also torn. So, I had to have another surgery Feb. 14th to fix my meniscus and cut a quarter sized chunk of cartilage out of the tendon covering my knee cap, along with cleaning it out. I found out in therapy that when I had my first surgery that the bone he took out was growing into my patellat tendon, which i was never told. I never had a knee brace or therapy after the first 2 surgeries, and the surgeon ignored me when i told him i still had pain. This is a brief version. Is this worth consulting a lawyer? I have missed almost a year of work.

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Matthew Williams
Matthew Williams
  • Cleveland, OH
  • Licensed in Ohio

A: You should sit down with a local medical malpractice attorney. Most will review your case for free, and if they find legal grounds for a suit will take it on a contingency basis. You've got nothing to lose by having it reviewed.

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