Q: I had a cast on after surgery that has caused damage to my hand. Is there any I do?
I had surgery on my thumb CMC joint on February 22, 2023. My surgery in the joint went well. However they placed me in a cast for a month after my surgery. I emailed my doctor twice that my cast was too tight and my fingers were swollen and I was in constant pain. The doctor had me go for a cast replacement. When my cast came off I had several indentations on my wrist and arm. The cast exchange did not help. I emailed them again with the same complaint. The PA phoned me and told me to keep it elevated and take advil. Which I had been doing. I got the cast off in April. My hand is still swollen and constantly hurts. I go to therapy regularly. At my last doctors appointment she recommended that I go to a pain management doctor to be evaluated for CRPS because my hand that didn’t have the surgery was still being effected. I wanted to see if I had a legal ground to stand on.
A: You may have a valid medical malpractice case. Another doctor would need to evaluate what was done to see if the doctors acted below the standard of care and if their malpractice is what caused your damage. Consult with an experienced medical malpractice attorney in the state where this occurred.
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