Columbia, MO asked in Medical Malpractice and Personal Injury for Missouri

Q: I had Dr. Scott put a stimulator in my 5th lumbar they told me that it would stay in my button cheek, we'll it's moved

To my spine it doesn't work stopped working when it started moving keep calling leaving messages finally got a hold of Dr. Scott's office he won't take it out until my A1C is 8 or under didn't need it to be that way when he put it in

2 Lawyer Answers
Joel Gary Selik
Joel Gary Selik
Answered
  • Medical Malpractice Lawyer
  • Las Vegas, NV

A: If you have doubts on the advice the doctor is giving you, seek out a second opinion.

As to the moving of the device, if it moved due to a breach of the standard of care, there may be a case. Not all bad results are malpractice. Additionally, the nature and extent of your harm due to any malpractice may effect the viability of any lawsuit.

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

A: As my colleague advises, a starting point could be to obtain an additional medical opinion. You could always reach out to attorneys to try to set up a free initial consult. Good luck

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