Hi, I wanted to run something by an experienced attorney.
What do you think would happen if someone told a physician that the patient had been seriously medically damaged by that physician's actions? The patient being me.
Obviously the statement hanging in the air is that I plan to sue this physician if something isn't worked out, but would it ever happen that the physician would want the case not to be on his record and would handle it, with or without the insurance
and or the hospital? Do you need to file a suit for their insurance to pay?
Just kind of an interesting thought. I read once where to file yourself, you needed to know that physician's insurance company-which seems rather impossible without the Doc telling the patient.
What happened is that I had a really bad dog bite-no, my dog, two females with puppies got together due to ME opening the wrong door, and there was a major hole in the front of right ankle, with puncture wounds on inside of ankle. This is of course wolf behaviour, trying to protect their babies, very sweet mothers. I don't want to bore you but there was one thing in the standard of care done-the nurse did ask me when I last had a tetanus shot. I could list about 15 things not done, for example, no x-ray to look for bone shards or tooth fragments.
The physician missed that I had a severed anterior tibial tendon. Heel would lift, toes would lift, foot wouldn't. Flapped when I walked. 3 weeks 4 days later I was admitted into trauma orthopedics at the Med U here, with 2 surgeries done, and they were able to remove the necrotic ends and pull the two good parts of the tendon together, but it took from September 2014 to March 2015 that I had to keep that ankle in exactly the right 90 degree position, since anything that stretched where the orthos had done the surgery would pull the tendon apart. 3 different casts were used until last March. 8 months.
This was an ER doc as you can imagine. The Med U is 45 minutes from here and I had lost an enormous amount of blood so we didn't try to get there. 2 small arteries were spraying with each heartbeat and a month later in the trauma unit, my hemoglobin was only UP to 10.1. Every other one I have ever had done was and is in the range of 13.2. [postmenopausal lady] I am a retired RN so do have knowledge of the language.
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