West Palm Beach, FL asked in Legal Malpractice, Medical Malpractice, Personal Injury and Civil Rights for Florida

Q: Malpractice! Got surgery Very late. Incident happen on 12-11-19. Got surgery on 10-22-20.

I got ran over by garbage truck on 12-11-19. The hospital released me a day after my incident on 12-12-19. I have a workers compensation attorney. I didn’t get surgery on my foot until 10-22-20. I went through therapy and they let my foot healed improperly. I was forced to walk on my foot when I went through therapy before my surgery. Now I have four to six screws in my foot and it hurts ever time I walk. I can’t jog nor run like or walk like I used to. My daily activities has changed. If they would of given me surgery the first time when I needed it. I don’t think I would of been in this much pain as I’m in today. I think by me walking on it everyday before the surgery made my foot get worse. Can I file a lawsuit against the hospital or my surgeon for malpractice?

1 Lawyer Answer
Terrence H Thorgaard
Terrence H Thorgaard
  • Freeeport, FL
  • Licensed in Florida

A: Of course, and you might prevail if you can prove negligence. Ask your worker comp. attorney for more information.

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