Wilmington, OH asked in Medical Malpractice for Ohio

Q: I had carpal tunnel surgery on December 14 2021. Since then have had two issues with infections once was hospitalized

Mid January 2022 two incicion abcest came up and the doctor opened them up at a appointment in his office put a stictch in and wrapped it up, seemed to heal thought i was ok. Then a few weeks ago I had a large abcest come back up on same incision, went to emergency room, was admitted told i was sepsis, had surgery next day to remove abcess and clean infection out, since then have had continuous pain and tingling in hand and have not been able to use it right. Is there anything I can do, I cant work, I dont know what to do

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Eleni Andriana Drakatos
Eleni Andriana Drakatos
  • Medical Malpractice Lawyer
  • Columbus, OH
  • Licensed in Ohio

A: Generally speaking, infection cases are rarely successful because infections are a common risk and complication of any surgery. The law requires you to prove that the medical provider's negligence caused you an injury. Just because you had a bad result, does not mean that the doctor was negligent.

It is important for your medical records to be thoroughly reviewed to determine whether or not you have a meritorious case. Be sure to consult with an attorney who specializes in medical negligence cases. Ohio has a one (1) year statute of limitations for medical negligence cases. This means that you must settle your case or file a lawsuit in a court of competent jurisdiction on or before the expiration of the applicable statute of limitations. Failure to do so would bar your ability to recover.

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