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Broken sesamoid bone mistaken for a bunion

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  • Posted By: Anonymous
  • June 5, 2010
  • 05:12 AM

I went to the Doctors when I was in 8th grade, 9 years ago, about a severe sharp pain in my foot. He took some x-rays and sent me to a podiatrist who told me I had a bunion on my right foot. Because of my age he told me I should wait until I'm 22-23 years old, until I stop growing, to get the bunion removed. Well I am now 23 years old and went to see a new podiatrist and guess what...My foot was broken!!! That is right, I have been walking on a broken foot for 9 YEARS!!! Because of the amount of time, I had to get an MRI to confirm what I already new, the bone was DEAD!!! So now I had to go through painful surgery to remove the bone and add a cadaver skin graft to replace it. I will not be able to walk for a year and I am handicap during this time. There is also no maximum for how long I will be able to walk. So I am now looking for a good lawyer!!!! Any suggestions for the San Diego Area?

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