I guess my next questions would be in regard to #3 and #4.
3) Injury -What injuries you suffered as a result of not getting the correct diagnosis. It is sometimes possible for a doctor or medical professional to be negligent, but if there was no injury as a result, there is no claim for malpractice
I would have to prove somehow that my current liver issues are in direct correlation to this misdiagnosis, correct? How would one do that if he was aware of all medications that I was taking prior to surgery and that by continuing with this particular medication that could have accelerated the rate of damage to my liver? I'm not certain how I would prove this particular piece of the puzzle.
I would certainly call him negligent but the nature of NASH cirrhosis is that it is not able to be reversed. 4) Proximate Cause -It has to be established that your injuries were caused by the negligence of the medical professional(s) treating you, and not some other reason.
Again, with NASH cirrhosis, there is no chance for the liver to simply go back to normal. I should have immediately been monitored from that time on for liver issues, had an endoscopy done, and been removed from medications that could further harm my liver. None of that was done regularly and now I am awaiting to see what my most recent blood work shows.
This type of cirrhosis can cause primary hepatocellular carcinoma, which I am waiting to see if I have. Obviously, if the NASH cirrhosis turned into cancer because I had not been monitored that would be a clear injury and proximate cause. Barring that condition, how could I prove that continuing Tysabri could have caused my liver to be further damaged?
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