Palatka, FL asked in Personal Injury and Medical Malpractice for Florida

Q: I have a very large, ugly scar on my wrist as the result of a wart removal and subsequent staph infection.

Went to dermatologist, was told it would be a easy routine procedure with no mention of scarring, a few days later my arm and hand were swollen, red, and very painful to where I couldn't sleep at night. I went to urgent care and they diagnosed staph and put me on heavy antibiotics, but were about to send me to the ER. The swelling and pain subsided but now I'm left with a hideous large, visible scar and wish I would've never done the procedure. I have pictures from the beginning to the end. Please help. What are my options, if any?

1 Lawyer Answer
Christopher Reynolds
Christopher Reynolds
  • Seminole, FL
  • Licensed in Florida

A: You might have a claim for the scarring. Call a local medical malpractice attorney and discuss the details to see what options you have. Basically, if the dermatologist did anything wrong and that caused the scar, you definitely have a claim. Generally, there is a 2 year statute of limitations in Florida for medical malpractice claims. Best of luck to you.

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