Greenville, TX asked in Medical Malpractice for Texas

Q: Physicians and surgeons get off negligence because they omit medical information and delay for 2 years is WRONG!!!

I had a multilevel fusion October 2015 from a work related injury which eventually resulted in failed back surgery, radiculopathy, neuropathy, and drop foot. I changed primary physician in 2017 due to my lack of treatment for my pain issues and he kept telling me that I couldn’t NOT return to work because I didn’t want to go back to work. The new physician was able to request and get approved for an MRI. The new physician explained to me in January 2018 that my MRI revealed that the L5-S1 screw on my left side had not been inserted and allowed the fusion to become crooked and slipped down causing the exit where the sciatic nerve comes out of the spinal canal to half the size it should be.

The surgeon, primary physician, pain management physician, the physical therapist, the 20 plus peer physicians, the insurance carrier and my attorney should have tried to provide information instead of delaying as long as possible to reach the 2 year statute of limitations.

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

A: These are things you would need to discuss in depth with a Texas attorney, but your post remains open for two weeks. The frustration you express is understandable, but in terms of demonstrating that the physicians and other personnel here acted with the intent to delay your claim to undermine its timeliness is a very difficult thing to prove. It is possible that they would be able to present other reasons for things not moving with greater urgency. One option you have is to take the file and sit down with an attorney to review the matter in detail. Good luck

Tim Akpinar

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