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( I was willing to give her more to take the case, for she is GREAT). I have a work injury to R. Knee. W/C paying. Neck injury in 11/07. Denied since I had neck surgery in '98 Crazy huh? I am in the same boat as you. I was wondering what the settlement for knee injury wit a % perm disability raring.
I would not want to sue the surgeon who did my surgery ... I like him (he actually did a knee surgery for me some years ago) and I saw him about the rods as well ... I do not think it is the surgeons fault ... but I do think it is the manufactors fault and whomevers job it is to make sure that products like the Harrington Rods do not stay on the market when they are presenting problems. Apparently, I am not the first person to have this problem! You are right - we should be compensated.
It just sounds crazy to me that they would charge so much for a very easy quick surgery like mine. I was in the recovery room for 45 min and in the operation room for another 45 min or so. They are charging $1796 for supplies and devices ( which I guess I understand) but then they are also charging $4278 for "Or Services" I am not sure what that is. There is also a charge for lab work, pathology and anesthesia.
I have hep c, lichen planus and i am facing total knee replacement in 3 weeks which i might lose my leg from rejection complications from hep c.
I thought I would post this comment for the time being seeing how I seem to pick the wrong times to post a question for the Doctors. I found out last week prior to my knee surgery that I have a (as they call it) MILDLY DILATED ASCENDING AORTA which measures 4.2 cm. I AM STILL IN SHOCK and WORRIED TO DEATH. Talk about palpations.....THEY have been with me since finding this out.
For people like my 55-year-old Aunt Betty, who has been waiting for 14 months for knee-replacement surgery due to a long history of arthritis, it is the superior system. Her $35,000-plus surgery is finally scheduled for next month. She has been in pain, and her quality of life has been compromised. However, there is a light at the end of the tunnel.
She woke up about 4 days ago with a sore neck and sore knee which we thought could be attributed to some activity the previous day and possibly the way she slept. Then throughout the day more and more joints started hurting. By the next day she said that pretty much all of her joints hurt, and pretty severely. She has a pretty high pain threshold, so I know she's not making this up.
I called the Rheumatologist and informed him of what was found and he apologized for not being thorough with the ultra sound. I had surgery within 2 weeks and the surgeon told me my shoulder was a mess but that he put it back together. My question is should the Rheumatologist have done an MRI and not done injections for almost 8 months or would other Doctors have done an MRI first? Malpractice?
I never had a problem at Walgreens, but a local pharmacy in my little town is another story. I had knee replacement surgery 3 times in 07. Starting out with a partial, 2 months later had to have a revision, 5 days later it broke also and in Oct I had to have it revised to a total. All of this 7 months to the day. My ortho surgeon had given me a script for Lorcet and then he gave me a script for Darvocet. He wanted me to take a Lorcet then a Darvocet and so on.
Some things I experience don't last very long, like an achey/burning knee. Could it just be getting older? Does every new ache or random event have to be ms related or could it just be that I'm getting older?
Allergic to titanium? I have had three knee replacements, one a cement/antibiotic one. I am in constant pain and my leg has red spots on the aria of the knee replacement and is always wormer then the other leg. Now I have developed a severe allergy in my sinus, with the tubes plug and water on one ear. No one can tell me what I am allergic to. I read many people having the idea of allergies to titanium and I have read that the medical community say it not possible.
Hello all I also took Levaquin post Teeth Removal Surgery. The day before i took this drug i was fine. i had my own business and business was good. Now I can barely walk I am tired all the time Weak Fatigue Muscle and Joint Pain all the time. I have severe Migraines Nightmares I feel like I am 80 years old and I am only 35. The Dr's have Diagnosed me with Fibromyalgia and Lupus. I do not think that is what is wrong with me though. I was fine and active until I took this medication.
Dont have a good answer on the health care , I really see pros and cons to both,,one thing for sure your right a simple injury or illness can run into thousands of dollers,,,,one of my friends with no insurance got hit in the knee with a soft ball and it cost him several thousand, you just never know what could happen
I was reading the side effects on a different website that said it causes edema usually in the face. I had neck surgery in 2004, they put in a spacer and a titanium plate. I had no pain for 6 months and was back to work in 4 days after the surgery. 6 months later the vertabraes above and below are bulging and herniated. In my low back I have on herniated and one bulging and a tear in the sack of my spinal column.
$18,000; and orthopedic surgery: $20,000 a year. For comparison, my family's health insurance (for a family of four that has no medical problems) costs just over $20,300 this year. So my family's health insurance cost almost six times what my medical malpractice insurance costs me, and slightly more than what an orthopedic surgeon in California pays for his malpractice insurance.
Reply to Anne. My thoughts concerning the manufacturer of Ultram. When it first came out it was "deemed" safe and non addicting. They claim that is was great for those people with addiction problems like myself. After many people "innocently" became physically addicted to this drug then the manufacturer turned around and said yeah well, we made a mistake and now are admitting that it is addicting.
These are the patients, by the way, who win lawsuits against their doctors and make it much more difficult for any of them to prescribe for pain. Anyway, I could go on but I think you get the idea. I have good friends who are compassionate, caring doctors who are frequently fighting for the rights of their patients against this array of forces and yet they often get accused, unfairly, of all these things I see people accusing their doctors of on these forums.
By giving you the most medically conservative advice (suggesting you take a bevy of expensive tests), the neurologist shields himself from lawsuits. There may also be a fear of alienating the most frequent members of the board.
four or five a week at start and as many as four or five a day right before his surgery to relieve knee pain. Post operative, they placed him on 20mg oxycontin twice daily (w/ Darvon for breakthrough pain). Sixteen days post operative he began to feel sick... nausea, trembling, depression, palpitations of heart, sleeplessness. He was miserable but still took his meds as directed. On learning of his sickness, his General told him to discontinue oxy (cold) and use the Darvon for pain.
I had my Novasure ablation recently on April 9, 2008. I'm 52 yrs. old and have always had heavy, long-lasting periods. I was hoping to begin menopause and be done with this, but I had a period the first of 2008 and it just wouldn't end. I was on birth control medicine temporarily before finally having the endometrial ablation done. My dr. did a D&C along with the ablation. All went well and my dr.
com and there is a link to the news articles about him and the lawsuits regarding the deaths of patients that went through the rapid detox procedure. The link for the Philadelphia Magazine is the best article... Philly Mag does good reporting. He is not permitted to do the rapid detox any longer and my personal opinion is to not have anyone do it. There is no type of detox that guarantees that a person won't relapse...
oh no your right on the money, there is a very small percent of doctors that truly do care and willing to help anyway they can, too many of them are afraid of damn lawsuits and their liscence...there should be a form telling patients about the drug they are taking,and the pros and cons of it and then be made to sign a contract. they do something like that here in NH...my husband had to sign a contract for his methadone even though its for pain purposes...
My doctor put me on percocet then that surgery had complacations and caused much pain and I had to have another surgery. This time the doctor put me on percocets and oxycontin 10mg twice daly and because of complations of this surgery I again have pain that is killing me. It was supposed to help me and that doctor messed me up again! Now I am up to 80mg oxycontin Twice a day and about 6 percocets a day.
I won't be travling down that road. I'll try anything before surgery. I know a handful of men who had fussion surgery and are still in alot of pain, not to mention the loss of mobility. I'm holding out for advaces in the technology. Meanwhile thanks for all of your advice. I think about the long journey from 240 mgs of oxycontin per day, every day. Those first months tapering were absolute agony.
Then this week when I began to be able to isolate the sensation, I started to think that it had something to do with how I was standing or something....like maybe the joint in my hip or knee was stiff and 'creaking' or something. (I'm 48, BTW) Today, I started wondering if maybe the sensation has something to do with my breathing. I am just recovering from bronchitis, and I was hoping that maybe my lungs were wheezing at a very low frequency that was being felt in my abdomen.
Eleven months ago I had a titanium alloy dental implant along with a sinus lift and bovine bone graft. The surgery was successful and the implant has since integrated with the bone. One to two months after the surgery I started having cramps in the lower extremities that progressed to constant aching in the feet and knees.
and there are ALOT of consequences that come along with addiction, but they are hers and she is aware of it and i think she is trying to get through this the best way for her not neccessarily the best for you. when and if my husband is ever approved for surgery for his back, he will then have to wean slowly from the methadone, and i will be patient and help him anyway i can because i love him dearly and would not want him to suffer for me. but i have seen both sides also.
The Canadian Medical Association wants to mix private insurance into the government monopoly. There have been lawsuits demanding the right to buy private health insurance. David Sebald, a Toronto-based health care consultant who has lived in the U.S., calls for a co-payment system to "eliminate the hypochondriacs." I guess it is according to which website you pull up and choose to believe. http://www.investors.com/NewsAndAnalysis/Article.aspx?
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