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I had surgery on my right foot in December, 2015 to remove a

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I had surgery on my right foot in December, 2015 to remove a foreign object that caused an infection. After the surgery I stayed in the hospital for four days. The surgeon's PA came to see me the first two day's to clean the site and put a fresh dressing on. The next two day's the PA came to see me he didn't remove the dressing to check the wound or clean and put a fresh dressing on. On the fourth day upon my discharge I was sent home without my surgery site being checked,cleaned,or repressed, I also was not given any instructions on how to care for my foot at home. The same evening as my discharge, I unwrapped the bandage to take a shower and my fiancee and I were horrified to discover that my second toe was swollen and black, we knew right away that this was really bad! I had an appointment with the wound clinic the next morning and was unable to go because I had a bad reaction to the antibiotics and was still having reactions to the medications. The next morning when I saw the doctor, the look on her face said it all. She wouldn't tell me that I was going to lose my toe, but she might as well have when she told me that there wasn't anything that they've could do for me and suggested that I go to the emergency department right away. I attempted to see another surgeon,but was met with resistance because I kept being told that I needed to see the same doctor who did the first surgery. It wasn't until another two days passed before I was able to see another surgeon. As soon as that doctor saw my toe,he scheduled an amputation right away. I feel as though there were multiple delays from OPA that contributed to the loss of my toe. I also believe that not checking my toe upon discharge was the first in a chain of events that led to the unnecessary loss of my toe. I look forward to getting some feedback on this matter.
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Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Legal
Expert:  Dwayne B. replied 1 year ago.

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