Bear, DE asked in Medical Malpractice for Delaware

Q: i have a mal practice question regarding surgery i had on my foot

i had a surgery on my left foot.i went to a foot dr. (podiatrist) and told him i had numbness in 2 of my toes so he sent me for an exray went back he said he was still unsure so he sent me for a mri went back and he said i know what it is and that i would need surgery ok so i had surgery and in recovery he told me he had to cut my nerve in my foot and that i would not have any more burning .there you go i NEVER told him i had any burning so i went to another foot doctor and asked her opinion she requested my records which she had trouble getting she had to forcefully ask for them and in my records it states that i had burning in my foot which i did not and NEVER told him that so its his word against mine SO SAD .so now i live with total numness in my left footnear the two toes which is what i went in for in the first place.thought about suing but again his word against mine and i really dont have money to hire a lawyer

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

A: A Delaware attorney could advise best, but your question remains open for five weeks. You could reach out to discuss with attorneys - the fact that you don't have money to hire an attorney is not generally a concern with med mal cases. They are usually handled on a contingency basis. In terms of whether you have a case - that's something a medical professional would be qualified to determine. If a law firm expressed an interest in your matter, they would likely review the file with a medical professional. Good luck

Tim Akpinar

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