Q: Do I have a case? Is it malpractice/negligence?
I was a Registered Cardiac Sonographer
Injured on the job in Dec 2020
I had three MRIs - one with contrast was told I had a frozen shoulder and to come back in 2 years if I still could not move my arm.
Been through debilitating pain since 2020. Work comp is only providing $190/week because I was laid off during Covid.
I have a laundry list of work restrictions and cannot find a job.
Had my QME in June 2023 and was told that there were 2 tears that were not addressed. So I am trying to settle my comp case and have the surgery I need - with a 9 month recovery period after (per QME report)
I have lost everything - including my career.
A: I'm sorry to hear that you are experiencing this. Based on what you have described, it may be possible to have a case for medical malpractice or negligence due to the potential misdiagnosis and the delay in appropriate treatment which seems to have aggravated your condition. You should collect all relevant medical records, work records, and any other evidence, and consult with an attorney to discuss the potential merits of a case and to navigate the complexities of workers' compensation and potential malpractice claims; remember that California has a one-year statute of limitations from the date you discover the injury for medical malpractice claims. It is essential to act promptly to preserve your rights.
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A: I'm sorry for your injuries and the ordeal they have caused. Being that you have a medical background, you already realize you have a very complex case involving multiple issues. Although you present a number of elements to sort out, a starting point may be to try to arrange a free initial consult with an attorney. Good luck
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