Seattle, WA asked in Personal Injury and Medical Malpractice for Washington

Q: I have osteomyelitis and went for months with it undiagnosed after surgery and have been sick for nearly 8 months becaus

I have a picc line in because of undiagnosed osteomyelitis. I had surgery and no biopsy was done at the time. It wasn't until I wouldn't heal that they did a biopsy. After 8 months I still have a whole in my foot because of this.

1 Lawyer Answer
Egan Patrick Kilbane
Egan Patrick Kilbane
  • Medical Malpractice Lawyer
  • Seattle, WA
  • Licensed in Washington

A: Dear Inquirer:

The determination of whether there is a viable claim for medical negligence to pursue is extremely fact-specific and should only be made with the assistance of an attorney experienced in these types of cases. Osteomyelitis can and does occur absent negligence, but there is always the possibility that signs and symptoms were not promptly recognized and acted upon. Unfortunately, the facts you have provided aren't sufficient to provide you with meaningful insights into your situation. I would encourage you to contact an experienced medical malpractice attorney to have a more in-depth consultation. Most practitioners will provide you with an initial phone consultation free of charge. Good luck in your recovery,

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