Q: Potential medmal claim due to hip replacement surgery.
Hello! Thank you for taking the time to read this. On 3-6-18 I had a hip replacement surgery. The surgery itself went perfect and like it was supposed to. When I was lifted off the OR table to be moved back into my hospital bed they moved me wrong and my hip implant moved up and out of place. Had to have another surgery to correct the placement 3-8-18 that turned into a 6 or 7 hour surgery and I ended up needing to get blood transfusions. Now it’s 6-19-19 and my surgical incision still has not healed. When I ask my dr why it’s not healing he tells me “it’s because we had to cut you open twice.” I’m really starting to get upset that I’m still dealing with this, constantly spending my money on gauze and wound care, and only be prescribed $90 antibiotics to make sure I don’t get an infection.
A: It would be best for a Florida attorney to advise you, but your post remains open for four weeks. The things you describe, such as gauze, antibiotics, and related care are something that a convalescing patient would need, malpractice or no malpractice. Those are nothing in comparison to follow-up follow-up examinations, acute facility care and rehab, and possible home care afterwards - and those are commonly associated with surgeries where everything goes as planned. An attorney couldn't venture an opinion as to why a second surgery was necessary - that's the domain of a medical professional. You could reach out to Florida med mal attorneys and discuss the matter further with them. If they saw the basis for a valid case, they could request your records and review with a medical professional. Good luck
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