Q: went to the er in June 2022 and was diagnosed with dehydration and arthritis I went for problems urinating and hip pain

I went back to work and everything was getting worse I was drinking lots of fluids and urinating started again but my hip and leg kept getting worse I went back and they told me I had osteonecrosis and would have to have a hip replacement after I got copies of both my ct scan results in June it shows subtle signs of osteonecrosis and I was told my pain was arthritis continue working my second ct scan was only six weeks apart and now I’m not working and going through west plains rehabilitation to try and have surgery if I was told about this the first visit there may have been time for alternative methods

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

A: A Missouri attorney could advise best, but your post remains open for five weeks. Making a determination of this situation would require a medical opinion. It sounds like you are asserting a theory of failure-to-diagnose, based on your contention that you suffered damages from your osteonecrosis not being diagnosed in your initial visit. Attorneys are not qualified to make such determinations. You could reach out to Missouri med mal law firms to try to arrange a free initial consult. If they felt that you had a possible basis for a claim, they could retrieve your records and review with a medical professional. Good luck

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