El Paso, TX asked in Medical Malpractice for Texas

Q: I was burned with a cutting tool durring an ORIF procedure . Its about the size of a quarter and had a hole in middle.

After awakening from surgery I was told I was burned by accident but not told how to care for it. I called the doctor after the bandage got excessively dirty with drainage. The doctor apologized and told me a piece of equipment slipped. Do I have a case

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

A: A Texas attorney could advise best, but your question remains open for two weeks. You could reach out to local attorneys for an initial consult - most firms in this field offer free initial consults. They would probably request additional information about the burn (location, severity, permanence, etc.). If you're able to accomplish this over your phone through a couple of photos, a law firm might be able to express their opinion without the need to actually meet. Many firms are accomplishing their intakes and other meetings with online tools anyway these days. Good luck

Tim Akpinar

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