Q: Work comp settlement and/or a medical malpractice lawsuit?

So, in January I fell while on the job which led to a major knee injury (completely severed my patellar tendon). The injury required surgery to reattach the tendon to my kneecap. After surgery I was specifically instructed to go home, elevate the leg, and do not get out of bed for 2 days. I wasn't sent home on aspirin or blood thinners. On the third day I was allowed to move to the bathroom and such with crutches. A week after surgery I was rushed to the ER where it was found that I had a DVT in my leg which led to a PE in my lung. I stayed in the hospital for 4 days and was released on Xarelto. Two months later I passed a clot through my heart that almost killed me. I was once again rushed to the hospital where they found MULTIPLE PE's and another DVT in my arm. I almost died. I spent 5 more days in the hospital and am now trying to get my life back on track. I DO NOT have a clotting disorder, just in case you were wondering. They checked that on the second trip.

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Peter N. Munsing

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  • Wyomissing, PA

A: If you have a workers comp attorney contact them. If not, contact a member of the Ok Trial Lawyers Assn who handles medical cases --they give free consultations.

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