Q: Do I have a medical malpractice case?
In September I was pregnant and went to the hospital for what I thought was contractions. The doctor ordered a ultrasound because it was not contractions. Ultrasound showed gallstones. After pregnancy (February) I went to meet a surgeon for my gallbladder and gave him the ultrasound report. Oh the report it also says clear as day that I have a kidney blockage. This was never mentioned, or addressed to me and never mentioned in the medical notes. The surgeon was very concerned about this and said he would not remove my gallbladder until my kidney was taken care of. Sent me for a CT which still shows I have some sort of blockage and the surgeon wants me seen by urology ASAP because this left untreated this long can cause irreversible kidney damage. So I for one could have kidney damage (I’ll find out more Wednesday) AND I have be in miserable pain every day because the surgeon cant remove my gallbladder with the kidney blocked.
A: I'm sorry for your ordeal. A Pennsylvania attorney could advise best, but your post remains open for three weeks. A good first step could be to contact a Pennsylvania med mal attorney. I hope your follow-up on Wednesday did not reveal kidney damage. An attorney could request your file and review records with a medical professional, determining whether there was a breach of duty that would form the basis for a case. Most attorneys in this area offer free initial consults. Additionally, most med mal attorneys work on a contingency basis, meaning that legal fees are handled as a percentage of recovery. However, these are things to be discussed with individual attorneys you might contact. Good luck
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