Last April I was off from school and decided to go outside and play in our last snow storm of the year. Well I ended up slipping and fracturing by fibula. After being seen I was placed in a cast and was told to come back in 4 weeks to ensure progress. I came back and told them that my toes were numb and that my foot did not feel right (I've broken 6 bones and know what the healing process should feel like). They thought nothing of it and sent me on my way. 2 weeks later I went back and the cast was removed. I asked the physician's assistant if i could have an MRI or a CT scan because it just didn't feel right but was denied. After the cast was off I was told that it was completely healed, that I would be able to walk on it in 2 weeks and that the feeling in my toes and bottom of my foot would return to normal. After the 2 weeks my foot along with my toes did not feel right so I went and got a second opinion. Come to find out, my fibula was still completely fractured with no signs of connective fibers, it was 100% displaced and because of the cast I had had nerve damage to my toes and the feeling would not return to normal. I should have had my leg surgically pinned back together and they failed to see the severity of my fracture. Because of their actions I am unable to walk without a limp and still have severe swelling and bruising and I'm only 22! So the moral of the story is...Always get a second opinion! I'm not sure if I should sue or not so if anyone has any thoughts let me know. Thanks!Reply Follow This Thread Stop Following This Thread Flag this Discussion
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