Q: Do I have a medical malpractice suit
I had carpal tunnel, pronators syndrome and cubical tunnel. I still don’t have feeling in my elbow, forearm, parts of my hand and first finger tip. The dr told me he wasn’t sure why and would not investigate he also said one of my nerves they did the nerve block in is damaged, I also have high sensitivity in the elbow and forearm. I have a really ugly bad scar and he told me to cover it with a tattoo
An Ohio attorney could advise best, but your post remains open for two weeks. Until you are able to consult with a local attorney, based on these brief facts, there doesn't appear to be a strong basis for a medical malpractice case here. It looks like you sought an evaluation by a medical practitioner who probably didn't deal with the type of symptoms you described on a day to day basis. If you were seen by an orthopedic specialist, they might have acted more vigorously and sought to explore with MRIs or neurological testing. Only a doctor could say, not an attorney. It sounds like you would benefit from an evaluation from someone who regularly deals with these types of symptoms - maybe a physician who works in sports injuries or occupational injuries, or a related area. You should consult with an Ohio attorney to get their perspective on the matter - that would be more meaningful than a general response here. Good luck
Addendum to initial response -
Your post made no mention of significant damages. If there were significant damages that arose from this that are not mentioned here (such as a serious injury that could have been averted), then it could be explored as a legitimate cause of action under the doctrine of failure to diagnose. But based on your brief facts, there is no mention of significant damages, and damages are a fundamental element of a medical malpractice claim. Good luck
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