After Hip Replacement /leg Lengthening I Have Nerve Damage. Dont Have Drop Foot Just Nerve Damage Knee To My Toes. Do I Have A Malpractice Case?


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It depends on the laws where you live and the terms and conditions of your health insurance provider. Also what you were warned about before the operation took place and anything you may have signed.

Most of all, you have to prove negligence. That the surgeon(s) involved were careless and did something stupidly wrong, or that he (they) didn't warn you at there was a real risk of this outcome from the surgery, even if it were performed exactly correctly.

In the UK, the warning about this possible outcome need not have been made specifically. Simply telling you "hip replacements can lead to nerve damage in some cases" will have been enough to cover their liabilities.

There are plenty of ambulence-chasing lawyers out there who will be happy to look into the matter for you. Most of them will investigate the matter for free. As they often operate on a no-win no-fee basis, they don't want to waste their time and will quickly let you know if you've got a decent case or not.

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