Q: Should we pursue malpractice case?
My 70 year old Mom had back surgery w/metal implant placed at L4-L5 in December. Surgeon removed staples and had one other follow up visit. Then refused to see again a month later when symptoms, and pain became worse and out of control. Followed up with PCP and Pain management. Symptoms and pain continue to worsen. In May mom was admitted to hospital for 8 days due to high fever caused by bacterial infection @ implant site. Discharged with Home health and 6 weeks of IV antibiotics. Kidney's damaged due to antibiotics treating infection. We are told she will need to have surgery to remove metal clip, possibly remove more infection, and fuse L4-L5 without implant.
A: An Oklahoma attorney could advise best, but your post remains open for two weeks. I'm sorry for your family's ordeal. What you could do at this point is to reach out to med mal attorneys to discuss the matter. If an attorney felt there was a basis for a case, they could retrieve the records and review them with a medical professional. Most attorneys in this field offer free initial consults. Good luck
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