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Minor Elbow Surgery Lease 17 year old Disabled

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  • Posted By: LisaDew
  • May 2, 2008
  • 11:29 PM

:eek: I had posted a thread several days ago regarding my daughter and the disability that the surgeon left her with after doing a minor surgery on her elbow from elbow pain that could not seem to be diagnosed. I think everyone may have gotten the wrong idea, but to clear...she is a very positive person and uses every other God given talent to get her through each and every day. My frustration and heartbreak is not only because her life has drastically changed as a result of the loss of regular movement, we are dealing with that, but that all of the local i.e. orthopedists continue to want to say that she doesnt need full motion to use her arm and that she can do medium duty work. Well, I didnt approve of an exploritory surgery to find out what was wrong with her elbow causing so much pain and discomfort to have her end up worse than she started only able to do what normal people take for granted at a partial ability with a complete muscular loss as well, and consideration for all job positions have been shot down due to her restrictions. That is what I consider being left with a disabilty. I am looking for a speacialist out of town, out of state to find out if her nerve has been severed or what exactly has been done and if it can be fixed, that way chances of them knowing the surgeon that did this to her is slim and we can get a nonbias diagnosis and hopefully a specialist that can reverse what has been done. Thanks for all the comments left on the last thread, just wanted to express that the positive side of the beautiful person she is is the only thing that is really we really confirm and a continuous basis but that doesnt mean that we have to forget about it and move on because that just isnt going to happen either....would love to hear from specialts or some referrals for any, attorneys, or any others too.

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