Q: I would like information on how I would pursue a complaint or medical malpractice against a doctor.
I had Achilles’ tendon surgery two years ago and had to have it redone by another surgeon this past summer.
The first surgery was done incorrectly. I was advised by his nurse that “ he hasn’t done this kind of surgery in years.
Also I ended having a infection on the surgery site which resulted in a four day hospital stay. He never saw me since I was put in the hospital. I called his office to make up a follow up appointment and was told he won’t see me anymore.
I was left with a hole in my foot, couldn’t walk on the foot at all.
Pain and suffering has been tremendous.
No follow up.
I have not been without pain for over two years.
A: This isn't the type of claim that you can pursue yourself. You need to get in contact with a medical malpractice attorney in your area who handles cases on behalf of plaintiffs (parties who are suing as opposed to doctors who are being sued). One thing that may be an issue for you is that in Florida, the statute of limitations for filing a medical malpractice lawsuit is two years from the discovery of the incident. Consult an attorney as soon as possible.
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