San Diego, CA asked in Medical Malpractice and Personal Injury for California

Q: Burned nerve, as a result of Operation/Procedure Performed: EVLT Left GSV on May 18, 2023. Legal help with this?

Burned nerve, as a result of Operation/Procedure Performed: EVLT Left GSV on May 18, 2023. Intervention was done by a "nurse practioner, I was lied about this.

On November 7 will have a scan to assess the damaged nerve and on November 8, the doctor will provide his opinion of the nerve damage, wheter it is a permanent life long issue or if something can be done to fix.

Currently, much pain, difficult to walk, I cannot be able to drive my class 8 truck, I am a trucker, this issue has disabled me.

Can I be helped from a stand point of malpractice to the "nurse practioner" that did the intervion of the EVLT Left GSV? To my surprise, the new doctor is of the opinion that the bussiness who did the intervention should not have done the EVLT, too late for this now.

If you can help me in moving forward with a malpractice against San Diego Cardialogy and the nurse, please contact me.

Thank you,

2 Lawyer Answers
James L. Arrasmith
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  • Sacramento, CA
  • Licensed in California

A: I'm sorry to hear about your situation. In California, if you believe that a medical professional's negligence or wrongdoing has caused you harm, you may have a potential medical malpractice claim. Key elements of a malpractice claim include proving that a duty of care existed, there was a breach of that duty, and this breach directly resulted in your injury. The fact that the procedure was performed by a "nurse practitioner" without your full knowledge or consent could be relevant to your claim.

Once you have the doctor's opinion on the nerve damage, it will be crucial evidence. Time is of the essence, as there's a statute of limitations for filing medical malpractice suits in California. I strongly recommend seeking legal representation experienced in medical malpractice to discuss your specific situation. Please reach out to a qualified attorney directly to discuss your potential case.

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

A: I'm sorry for your ordeal. You ask for assistance in moving forward. Attorneys here cannot solicit you; you would need to reach out to attorneys. Most law firms that handle such cases offer free initial consults. Good luck

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