Lindstrom, MN asked in Medical Malpractice for Minnesota

Q: had to have second knee operation is this a malpractice case

second dr. said first operation was not right

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

A: A Minnesota attorney could answer you best, but your question remains open for a week. The need for a second operation in and of itself is not necessarily irrefutable proof of medical malpractice. The reason why a second surgery was needed would need to be determined. You mention the second doctor's opinion that the first operation was not right. If that is supportable by medical evidence, and it establishes a breach of duty involving the first surgery, then it could possibly form the basis for a malpractice case. You could arrange a consult with a Minnesota med mal attorney. If they felt your situation presented the grounds for a viable case, they could request your surgery records and review them with a medical professional. Good luck

Tim Akpinar

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