Rahway, NJ asked in Medical Malpractice for New Jersey

Q: Are screws and skin staples that were on CT, MRI, blood and fluid cultures a malpractice case?

My dad had knee replacement December 2017. He went to rehab came home & fell. February 2018 he ruptured the quad & had surgery Went to rehab & he reruputed after several days.

My dad had another quad repair to find he had an infection in the knee. The replacement was removed & a antibiotic spacer was put in. I was told he was not going to make it due to his infection, white blood cells, & loss of blood. My dad survived & went to rehab with spacer, & IV for infection.

Ortho stated once infection is gone & stronger he will would put back the replacement. March 2018 he dislocated the knee. Ortho pulled the knee at hospital & put my dad in cast. Again stated back to rehab get stronger once infection gone come back for replacement.

May ortho said dad was ready for replacement infection is gone. He went in dr could not do it, he pulled fluid, knee inflamed, & still infection. Based on results, cultures & dr notes seen screws, staples & infected knee prosthesis. Is this case?

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1 Lawyer Answer

Marc S. Berman

Answered
  • Medical Malpractice Lawyer
  • Paramus, NJ
  • Licensed in New Jersey

A: I’m so sorry to hear about your dad's experience. You should immediately consult an experienced New Jersey attorney who accepts medical malpractice cases. You can easily find one of us on Justia.com. Your dad may well have a case, but the medical records need to be reviewed to be sure. Most lawyers offer a free consultation. Please also note that there are deadlines to sue. Your dad has to take proper legal action in time to preserve his rights. Good luck.

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