Cadiz, KY asked in Medical Malpractice for Kentucky

Q: What is considered medical negligence? How about missing medical records?

Motor vehicle accident. Taken to ER. Xrays given. Told only contusions. Told to make orthopedic appt. At appt was told my arm was fractured. I was placed in a cast. Time went by and i went bac kto ortho who did another xray and said yes it was still fractured. Then when i was still complaining after some time, an MRI was done and it said nothing was wrong. I've asked the hospital to review the xrays again, and they stick with what they said in the first place. Ok...so, the radiologist said "no fracture" but ortho said "fracture" and placed me in cast from above my elbow to past my wrist? VERY UNCOMFORTABLE. THen it went to "no fracture" again. AND..when i requested medical records, there was nothing in them about the fracture or cast. I was told after a meeting that they talked to the dr who admitted to the cast but that he deleted charges for it because it was found not needed. Um...what do I do? My arm was over an airbag as it deployed and rammed my arm into my chest.

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3 Lawyer Answers
Timothy Denison
Timothy Denison
Answered
  • Louisville, KY
  • Licensed in Kentucky

A: Best to get s copy of your records and xrays and take them to a new orthopedic doctor in Louisville or Lexington and get a fresh read and review on the entire situation.

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Anna Aleksander
Anna Aleksander
Answered
  • Louisville, KY
  • Licensed in Kentucky

A: Get a second medical opinion. Hire a attorney and depose all the doctors that could be costly.

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Tim Akpinar
Tim Akpinar
Answered
  • Medical Malpractice Lawyer
  • Little Neck, NY

A: What is considered medical negligence? It is a cause of action based on the existence of a duty, a breach of that duty, ensuing damages, and a causal connection between the breach of duty and damages. You could obtain another medical opinion, as pointed out already. You are free to consult with a med mal attorney to review the facts of your file in full detail and obtain an opinion as to the merits of a case you may be contemplating.

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