Asked in Medical Malpractice and Personal Injury for Michigan

Q: hello, 2 years ago after my surgery I was mistreated by a nurse at henry ford

had half of my left lung removed, so have a good size scar on left side. surgery went well. however it was the treatment I received in recovery that has my concern. I was treated horrible only way to describe it is as a dog. a day and a half after my surgery I was moved to a private room. a step down from ICU, the nurses on hand didn't reconnect the pain meds, I laid in the hospital bed in pain for nearly 24 hours. my phone kept ringing and I couldn't get anyone of the staff to answer it or to give me my cell. I kept calling for the nurse or the nurses aid for help. finally I got something for pain and my cell. however the next evening, somehow in my sleep I ended up in the middle of the bed causing my epidural to pull out of my back. I laid there for hours. when the nurse finally came she made me climb back up in bed before she would give me something for pain. didn't help me or check the cause. took me almost half hour to get in bed right. but those were her words. there is more but

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

A: According to your description, your surgery went well. The other issues you describe here (while you explain there is more) depict considerable pain and aggravation you endured in post-op. However, it's important to keep in mind that medical malpractice lawsuits are very expensive to litigate as a general rule in many jurisdictions because of the validation required by physicians. This means there has to be damages in the way of injuries that would offset the expenditures to prosecute a successful lawsuit. If you want to learn more about your rights, the best thing for you to do would be to consult with a medical malpractice attorney in Michigan. However, considerable time has elapsed in your matter, which means that if you are contemplating action, you should immediately contact an attorney to learn about the timeliness of any such case in accordance with the Michigan statute of limitations. Good luck

Tim Akpinar

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