Oregon City, OR asked in Medical Malpractice for Oregon

Q: What are the statue of limitations for suing for neuropathy due to medical malpractice

I was rushed to er.with broken tibia/shattered ankle. Pumped full of medication and still yelling cause of pain telling them it feels like it's going to explode they said I could have compartment syndrome but don't know. I sat there crying for 19 hrs til a surgeon came in following day and within 1 minute said you have compartment syndrome need to get you into surgery immediately. I am now living with burning stabbing prickling all over my foot n leg in pain everyday all day. After 4 surgeries was told I now have neuropathy and probably for rest of my life. I was a commercial roofer and requires being on feet all day which that is probably no longer. There are many more details that add to the negligence of Willamette ER staff but that is the basic idea of what happened. My nerves are now permanently dead/damaged due to lack of oxygen to the nerves muscles for almost 19 hrs. Time is of the essence with compartment syndrome first thing they normally check for with injuries like mine.

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A: A huge part of any case you may have will be whether a surgeon was available to treat you earlier.

It sounds to me like they correctly diagnosed you and took the correct medical steps, but that it’s a timing issue.

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