Q: CRPS 2 diagnosis after ORIF ankle surgery. No risks/complications explained &neglected by Dr. Ankle still broke; ignored
Never signed consent form, never told CRPS could happen, recent xrays show bone still broken (radiologist diagnosed), Dr. ignored my complaints of nerve pain, procrastinated w/referral, denied wrong doing in surgery, no post care(no weight bearing, ROM or instruction), patronized by the practice coordinator when I complained, no response from Dr.'s office about bone still broken, hospital yet to respond to complaint of Dr. they referred me to, the lack of treatment by said Dr., my complications after surgery & the Dr.'s Practice Manager's response to my inquiries/questions/complaints, believe I was missed diagnosed w/CRPS type 2, believe I have a pinched nerve due to improper placement/insertion of surgical plates/screws, wrong surgical position, use of tourniquet(or improperly placed) or the nerve block done wrong. There's a lot going on, I know, but this is my current life & my family and myself need help
A: See a medical malpractice attorney.
Tim Akpinar agrees with this answer
A: You provide information that would be meaningful to a med mal attorney. But ultimately, such an attorney would rely on the opinion of a medical professional to determine if there was a violation of a medical standard of care in your situation. Most attorneys in this field offer free initial consults. You could reach out to an attorney, and if they identified the basis for a possible case, they could request your patient file and discuss with a medical professional. Good luck
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