Has severe back pain was diagnosed as gall bladder issue.Gallbladder was removed on 3/15...told nurse when i was leaving the hospital(out patient) that i still had the same pain, she said it was most likely phantom pain. Long story short still have pain. Went for a second opinion looks like it is a back issue T9-T8. Is there anything that can be done since it wasn't my gallbladder?
State/Country relating to question: North Carolina
Hello and welcome,Has the physician who provided the second opinion indicated that the first provider should have discovered the true source of the pain?
He hasn't commented directly that they should have researched more, but his comments lean that way. He said that he could not believe that they removed my gallbladder, and when I went back to the surgeon for my follow up I told her that the symptoms were still there. She said well the surgery went fine and your gallbladder looked great.
I see.Yes, the fact that the physician cannot believe they removed your gallbladder would suggest that there is a viable cause of action for medical malpractice against the original provider.Where medical malpractice is involved, one would typically consult with a local malpractice attorney who would have your medical records reviewed by a medical professional. The law normally requires a finding by a medical professional that malpractice occurred in order to proceed with a lawsuit.If grounds to file such a suit are found, as it appears would be the case here, then you would normally seek damages you sustained as a result of the malpractice, including pain and suffering.
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Thanks Tina, would you be able to recomend an attorney in NC that I could speak to?
No, I'm sorry but I can't do that. I would contact the state or local bar associations for attorney referrals. Here is a link to the state bar's website:http://www.ncbar.org/public-pro-bono/lawyer-referral-service.aspx
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