06-12-2005, 05:28 AM #1
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advice on doc office screwing up my interstim
I had my first interstim put in, in 2002 (talk about a lifesaver) but this past Oct. (2004) I was having to have a myelogram done and the first place my doctor sent me to, got me to close to the MRI field and screwed up my pacemaker. Even though my doctor's office had verbally advised them about it and had sent them my records and when I got there, I told the front desk, said it again to the nurse several times and told her that my stomach and back were hurting all of a sudden and then before they did the procedure, their radiology tech came in and told them that they had walked me through the field. Needless to say they wouldn't do the procedure after that and walked me out the back way. I ended up having to have emergency surgery the wk. before Christmas, 2004 (I always wait a little to long to go to the doc even tho' I know something is wrong) and had to have another whole unit put in. My doctor, who I consider a saint, said I was very lucky that it didn't do a lot more damage than what it did. Everyone (including my family doctor's office, off the "record" of course) is telling me I have a case for medical neglience but I've never done something like suing before and I was just wondering if anyone could help me know if I should pursue it and if I did, is there any lawyers in Texas that might handle it on a contigency basis. At the very least, I'd like to have my medical bills paid for and make dang sure that the surgical clinic that did this would never do it to someone else! Just any thoughts or info would be greatly appreciated. I'm just very hesitant to pursue this without a lot of advice. Thanks in advance!
06-12-2005, 05:34 AM #2
If you're interested in pursuing this, you really need to speak with an attorney. They may be willing to cover your medical expenses and attorney fees, but if you try to go for it on your own, you could end up not getting anything.
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06-12-2005, 07:19 AM #3
I would do what Donna said, speak to an attorney. You should report it right away I wouldn't stall any longer if I were you.
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