Q: Can I sue my doctor?
I had a doctor perform an ERCP on me and he messed up causing them to need to put a stent inside of my body to prevent pancreatitis since he irritated my pancreas. Now I'm getting charged thousands in total because of the procedure, visits, and now the procedure to take it out. Can I do anything?
Perhaps, but only if you can prove that the Dr. violated the standard of care and that your issues are not a known possible complication of the procedure you had performed. You will need another Dr. as an expert to state this.
Consult with a medical malpractice attorney to see if this is worth pursuing.
Consult a lawyer.
Medical malpractice claims are very challenging under Florida law, even where a clear error is made. Accordingly, consult an attorney experienced in medical malpractice in your locale. These consults are typically free.
Yes. Make sure you have or get insurance coverage. File for Medicaid.
Second, contact a member of the Fla Justice Assn who handles medical cases. They give free consults. However, the cascade of issues may be covered by the consent you signed.
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