Mckinney, TX asked in Medical Malpractice for Louisiana

Q: I had an angioplasty and the doctor went in through wrong side to place a stent. I now walk with a limp.

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Robert Hallack
Robert Hallack
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  • Medical Malpractice Lawyer
  • Baton Rouge, LA
  • Licensed in Louisiana

A: How is it that you know the doctor went in through the wrong side to place the stent? The issue in your case is 1) whether by performing your surgery in this manner the surgeon failed to follow the standard of care, and 2) whether by choosing to perform the surgery in this manner did he cause an injury to occur.

Tim Akpinar agrees with this answer

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

A: This is not a simple case. You would need to consult with a Louisiana attorney and they would need to request your file and review it with a medical expert. Good luck

Tim Akpinar

Peter N. Munsing
Peter N. Munsing
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  • Medical Malpractice Lawyer
  • Wyomissing, PA

A: I suggest you follow up for treatment for the limp without discussing what you believe. If they ask your medical history give it without any questions or editorial comments.

As to whether you have a case, if it caused a limp and if it can be shown that the process that caused the limp originated in the way the surgeon did it, then you may have a case. However many med staff are great at saying things, then refusing to back that up.

Contact a member of the La. Trial Lawyers Assn who handles medical issues--they give free consults.

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