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Drs Missed/Ignored My Bipartite Patella For Years,Worst Pain In My Life,Could I Sue?

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  • Posted By: Anonymous
  • July 26, 2014
  • 00:56 PM

Glad to find this great site .I had 2 surgeries for torn mensiscus in last 3 years with same surgeon. This surgeon never did a thing about my bipartite patella that I was just diagnosed with about a week ago. A few months back after my 2nd surgery ,I went to the hospital for a followup and told him my knee was no better if not worse. He basically told me there was nothing else he could do.
When I found out recently that I had bipartite patella and that it could be the cause of my pain,I then remembered a few years ago after my knee started really hurting me I went to a dr at a walk in clinic who told me about the issue with my patella. I couldn't remember what he called it ,nor even that he said it was in two pieces. I thought I only remember hi saying that it was a very peculiar shape. Anyhow the main thing is that he told me that it is a rare thing to have but it shouldn't be causing me any problems since it is usually a benign defect.
The last few years have been a literal ***l for me,and now I can barely walk some days,and there have been so many days I just would rather not be on this planet. I have been a fairly active person whenever the pain does subside,and I can walk. I buy and sell records,yes lp records,and the amount of weight bearing I had to do carrying/pushing tens of thousands of them around over the years,is no doubt the reason my knee has become so bad. I honestly thought that if I could work that I should,and one day maybe the exercise would actually start helping me. Was I ever wrong about that!
I also have a large bump on my kneecap that my new dr whom I found at another walk in clinic, wants to have it looked at with ultrasound, so Im going for that Monday. Hopefully I will find out next week when my surgery will be. I cant imagine I wont get it,since if anyone were a perfect candidate for excision surgery I think it would be me. However if for some reason the dr doesn't send me for surgery right away ,I was wondering if I could likely get it if I went to a hospital emergency. I have also been wondering if it is possible that I could sue these drs for not acting when they could have,especially in the case of my surgeon,who didn't even make me aware of the problem. Thnks for any help with these issues.

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