Laredo, TX asked in Health Care Law, Medical Malpractice and Personal Injury for Texas

Q: Do I have a case?

On Sept. 20, 2023 I took a bad fall and shattered my left femur in half and tore ligaments in my left foot along with fracturing 2 metatarsals and broke 4 toes on my right foot. Surgery had to be delayed until Sept. 23 due to damaging my kidneys and needing a blood transfusion. So all along up until the morning of my surgery Dr. Kadawade was going to place a rod in my leg to repair the break. However just before the surgery he came in and said he was going to put a stabilizer device instead because they would have to remove the rod to do knee replacement surgery later on down the road. This stabilizer was removed on Nov. 13 due to infection in my leg and was told to wear a brace 24/7 except for bathing no putting weight or bending and appointment was set for end of Dec I believe the 22nd. On this day there were no changes in the bone and it was not healing together. I was told to continue with the same treatment as before and new appointment was set for Feb. 6, 2024. (Cont)

3 Lawyer Answers
Gail N. Friend
Gail N. Friend
Answered
  • Medical Malpractice Lawyer
  • Houston, TX
  • Licensed in Texas

A: Based on the information you provided, your injuries occurred 8 months ago, due to trauma significant enough to fracture bones in both extremities, complicated by infection. What you did not provide is information about your underlying medical conditions, and prior medical history. We also have to assume that the physician you named is an orthopedic specialist. You are concerned that he is changing his mind and you are still suffering from the trauma.

Bilateral lower extremity traumatic fractures are very difficult injuries even to health young athletes. We can not speculate as to why your physician is fluctuating but in part your explanation ties it to potential complications and need to prevent additional complications.

John Michael Frick
John Michael Frick
Answered
  • Frisco, TX
  • Licensed in Texas

A: Nothing in your question suggests what caused the fall. Nothing in your question suggests that your healthcare provider did anything that falls below the standard of care. So, without additional information, there are no facts stated from which any attorney can give an opinion on whether you have a case.

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

A: I'm sorry about your accident and serious injuries. To answer your question, additional information is needed about the nature of the fall. Good luck

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