Portland, OR asked in Medical Malpractice and Personal Injury for Oregon

Q: Wondering if i experienced medical malpractice?

Had carpal tunnel and trigger finger surgery. Told surgeon 2 times and the nurse who admitted me day of surgery that i didn't want trigger finger done. I was ignored and now I have dupuytren's disease

2 Lawyer Answers

A: If a surgeon performed an operation on you without your consent, you would have a claim for battery.

I warn you, however, that most surgeons as a matter of policy secure written consent from their patients. It will be very important to your case to have a competent lawyer review any documents you signed prior to your surgery.

I foresee that there may be a written consent signed by you for the surgery, and the healthcare providers will maintain you never verbally told them not to perform the surgery.

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

A: An Oregon attorney could advise best, but your question remains open for two weeks. I'm sorry about your ordeal. At this point, you could try to arrange a free initial consult with a local attorney to discuss. They would likely want to see your consent forms. Good luck

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