Chicago, IL asked in Medical Malpractice for Missouri

Q: After surgery my son was screaming BURNING underneath his cast wrapping. A week later he has awful bloody blisters.

My son went into surgery after been shot in his elbow. They had to do surgery and place screws in his elbow and arm. He is wearing a cast. Immediately after the surgery I (his mom) was there and he was screaming it’s BURNING ITS BURning! They thought it was his nerves. A week later while sitting in occupational therapy (he is still in the hospital) he notices blood coming down his finger! They unwrap the bandages and see there are several bloody blisters on his arm the size of two playing cards. They were prescribing him nerves pills thinking it was the nerves that probably helped with the pain and all alone these blisters were growing scarring his skin. They told him it was from the lead from the bullet that probably shattered and got into the blood stream! WHAT!! All this time FOR SEVERAL days he was screaming it’s BURNING ITS BURNING PLEASE PUT WATER IN IT GIVE ME SOME ICE OR SOMETHING!! All I could do was give him a ice pack to hold. And today there are these awful blisters!!

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

A: I'm sorry for your family's ordeal. To make a meaningful assessment of what happened here, a med mal attorney would need to request the records for your son's surgery and post-op care, and review them with a medical professional. For now, take photos of the blisters and other conditions you observe. Attorneys in this area generally work on a contingency basis and often provide free initial consultations. You could contact attorneys in your area to discuss the matter in further detail. Good luck

Tim Akpinar

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