Gig Harbor, WA asked in Personal Injury and Medical Malpractice for Washington

Q: I had a slip and fall accident, had surgery, had stitches removed...2 weeks later, found stitches STILL in leg.

Can I file suit on something like that? They didn't prescribe any kind of antibiotics...they failed to set me up with a physical therapist...foot on injured leg is turning blue and numb when not elevated...

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

A: At this point, it sounds like your medical issues could be more pressing that a legal analysis of what happened. Your post remains open for three weeks, but if you consulted with a Washington med mal attorney, it seems likely that they would set priorities on your obtaining whatever type of medical attention it is you might need, given your description of things. These are extraordinary times in terms of hospital and medical facility personnel being taxed to their limits in light of the health crisis. It is difficult to make a meaningful assessment of what exactly happened to you and caused this condition. If you arranged a free initial consult with a Washington med mal attorney, that could be the first step in assessing your legal rights here. Good luck

Tim Akpinar

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