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Foot Problems, Medical Malpractice?

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  • Posted By: shelbydanielle
  • November 30, 2007
  • 07:48 PM

In August of 2006, I broke my foot in three places while riding my horse. I went the hospital where I was x-rayed. I saw a doctor who said that I would probably have to have surgery to fix it. I was put in a compression cast the next day for the swelling. I stayed in the compression cast for ten days. Then, I was x-rayed again. I was told that I would just need a cast. I had the cast for 6 weeks and then wore a boot for 3. A week after being out of my boot, my foot was stepped on. I went back to the doctor that had told me that I didn't need surgery. He x-rayed it and said that it wasn't broken. Therefore, I continued with my normal activities (playing tennis, riding horses, etc). I continued to have burning pain, numbness and swelling in my foot. In January, it broke when my brother touched it. I went to the doctor and found out that it HAD been broken in October and it had been rebroken. The bone had become infected from not being set and died. It had also started to rot. I spent four months looking for a doctor to operate on it. I found out during this time that the doctor that told me it wasn't broke had actually written down on his notes that it was. I had to have a bone graft and had two screws put in. Medical malpractice case?:confused:

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  • I would definitely say that warrants legal action. The pain, the damage to your foot, and the money taken from all of this is certainly enough. I would definitely get a lawyer if I were you. Hm, I don't have much faith in doctors anymore. Seems like a lot of them are just out to make a buck.
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    • December 2, 2007
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