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crushed foot

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  • Posted By: parma23
  • December 19, 2007
  • 05:23 PM

Fire extingusher fell off walll and crushed my foot at work.
Went to hospital had ex rays and they said there were no
broken bones. Went back to hospital 7 days later and I told them I could feel something moving around in my foot. They gave me a mri app.5 weeks away. I found ot there were 2 of the big bones on the top of my foot that were broken.I walked around with a boot on my foot for 6 weeks. They than put me in a cast and crutches for 6 weeks. This week I went to a different doctor because of the pain in my foot and toes and found out I might have permanent nerve damage. I asked if this could of been pervented if they had read my exrays corrrectely and she said it did not help if I was walking on broken bones. My question, is the hospital legally responsibal for reading the first exrays being wrong? My injury was 6 months ago
and I am no better

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  • Exactly same thing happened to me..believe it or not...You need to file a claim with Worker's Comp pdq and see a lawyer who handles Worker's Comp along with asking about the hospital's part. Be quick; you are working against a Statute of Limitations.
    Monsterlove 2921 Replies
    • December 19, 2007
    • 07:32 PM
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