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? Breach Of Standard Of Care

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? Breach Of Standard Of Care

Postby Cynbel » Fri Dec 02, 2016 2:43 pm

I had an anterior knee dislocation with popliteal injury..saphenous vein used for popliteal bypass.  rod and pins for two months.  The first surgery after having rod and pins removed was scheduled at, not the big hosp where i was treated but a satellite hospital with no vascular coverage(arthroscopy and manipulation of knee). My artery was nicked in surgery and i was tourniquetted and med flighted to the big hospital for anther bypass. This bypass clotted shortly after leading to yet another bypass. I have extensive nerve damage in my leg as well as no acl or pcl. Nerves or ligament reconstruction werent done as my knee has had so many operations. My question is "could the standard of care have been breached when the doc did not consider the complexity of my case and schedule my first operation post removal of fixator at a satelite hosp with no vascular coverage?" This surg. led to 3 subsequent surgeries, infection and nerve damage. Many thanks, Kelly
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? Breach Of Standard Of Care

Postby doran » Mon Dec 05, 2016 10:29 am

I had an anterior knee dislocation with popliteal injury..saphenous vein used for popliteal bypass.  rod and pins for two months.  The first surgery after having rod and pins removed was scheduled at, not the big hosp where i was treated but a satellite hospital with no vascular coverage(arthroscopy and manipulation of knee). My artery was nicked in surgery and i was tourniquetted and med flighted to the big hospital for anther bypass. This bypass clotted shortly after leading to yet another bypass. I have extensive nerve damage in my leg as well as no acl or pcl. Nerves or ligament reconstruction werent done as my knee has had so many operations. My question is "could the standard of care have been breached when the doc did not consider the complexity of my case and schedule my first operation post removal of fixator at a satelite hosp with no vascular coverage?" This surg. led to 3 subsequent surgeries, infection and nerve damage. Many thanks, Kelly
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Postby Joseph » Tue Dec 13, 2016 1:49 am

Kelsey,

I strongly suggest you see a medical malpractice attorney in your area.  I think your gut reaction may be correct in that the first surgeon did not plan for the complexity of your situation and should have considered vascular coverage or sending you to an adequately staffed facility.

I hope you have a full recovery.

Very truly yours,

Paul D. Friedman, M.A., Ph.D., J.D.
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