Gillette, WY asked in Personal Injury for Wyoming

Q: Just wondering if I have a case dealing with medical negligence.

I spent 7 months at an inpatient treatment, July 2021 - February 2022(addiction). I had a stroke in 2017 and end of September, early October, my toes on the left side, which is the side effected by the stroke, my toes started curling under, I was walking on them, and it was very painful. I was seeing a foot doctor already about getting an orthotic for my right foot. When I brought the toe issue up to him he said it would be an easy fix, in the office, local anesthesia, easy fix. My case manager decided that I did not need the procedure, kept telling me, "you better hurry up and get our of here and get them fixed. Well on April 13, 2022 I had a very extensive surgery to fix my toes. My surgeon was pretty angry that they weren't fixed when it started, but I was in treatment in a different town so I couldn't see him. If I had them fixed when it started I wouldn't have needed this extensive surgery. The treatment facility failed to meet my medical needs. Do i have any ground to stand on?

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Tim Akpinar
Tim Akpinar
  • Little Neck, NY

A: A Wyoming attorney could advise best, but your question remains open for two weeks. I'm sorry this happened to you. An attorney would probably want to review the file and records of communications to offer meaningful input here. You could reach out to Wyoming attorneys to see if it is possible to arrange free initial consult to discuss. At the very least, you could ask about applicable timelines (statute of limitations, notice or claim, etc.) that you must act within to preserve your rights. Keep in mind that if you are dealing with public agencies/entities, there could be short windows of time within which action is necessary to preserve your rights. Good luck

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