Ocala, FL asked in Health Care Law and Medical Malpractice for Florida

Q: Almost lost a foot because ER sewed up a wound they shouldn't have.

My boyfriend had an accident where an axe ended up in his foot. He went to the ER and they sewed him up and sent him home. He saw a podiatrist days later, who told him they should never have sewn him up. He ended up having to stay in the hospital for over a week while they fought the infection that had taken root and nearly lost his foot in the process. He has insurance, but is still over 300k in medical debt because of that extended hospital stay due to the hospital's initial improper treatment of his wound. Is there a case here?

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

A: A Florida attorney could advise best, but your post remains open for two weeks. It would be difficult for an attorney to answer your question as to whether your boyfriend has a case based on these brief facts. To answer your question, most attorneys would want to see medical records and consult with a medical professional. As a general matter, emergency rooms can be granted more leniency by jurors because of the urgency and critical nature of their services and the pressure under which they must act. Your boyfriend could reach out to attorneys to discuss in more detail. Most med mal attorneys offer free initial consults. Good luck

Tim Akpinar

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