Pell City, AL asked in Medical Malpractice and Personal Injury for Alabama

Q: In 1998 I had emergency surgery to repair a serious injury to the left side of my face requiring approx 220 stitches

And 4 titanium plates,during this surgery a piece of surgical material was left in me. Do I have the ability to attempt to receive compensation. Can supply more details if needed. The surgeon believed he left no such materials (sponge of some type) and his solution was to refer me to a psychiatrist which I still see. Also there was need for a second surgery in 2000 to remove large lump (growth?) Under eye on same side as injury. No other Dr in bham would attempt to treat me and only referred me back to original surgeon. This episode, which continues to this day has destroyed many years of my life but I really want to know is there an avenue to pursue damages. Thank you

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Peter N. Munsing

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  • Wyomissing, PA

A: Contact a member of the Ala Trial Lawyers Assn who handles medical cases. If the surgery found a foreign object you may have a case, if it didn't I don't see a case but you should still get the consult.

Big problem you run into is the statute of limitations.

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