Knee surgery lawsuits

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233488 tn?1310696703 Many decisions have to be made before having cataract surgery. The first is whether you need the surgery or not. Assuming you have made the decision to have surgery this is a discussion of the many options and choices you have. THERE IS NO “BEST” TYPE OF PHACOEMULSIFICATION CATARACT SURGERY AND NO “BEST” INTRAOCULAR LENS. NO TARGETED POST SURGERY REFRACTIVE ERROR IS FOR EVERYONE. THESE DECISIONS WILL VARY FROM PERSON TO PERSON AND MUST BE INDIVIDUALIZED.
Avatar n tn ( 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.
Avatar n tn 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.
Avatar m tn 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.
292728 tn?1263240733 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.
Avatar n tn 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.
Avatar m tn That is an issue with all EDSers as we can develop a reaction to a lot of things including pain meds....for example, I had surgery on my knee and ankle a few months apart...I was given the same drugs and pain meds....but once home and on the pain meds, I had a reaction and had to change it....then when I went in for decompression I had an issue with yet another pain med....we just never know and it was something I had b4....
572651 tn?1333939396 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.
Avatar m tn 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.
Avatar n tn 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?
Avatar n tn 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.
518031 tn?1295578974 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.
5592133 tn?1383883103 if you were such an addict as they said you would NOT have oxy left from a year ago.
Avatar f tn 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?
Avatar n tn 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.
Avatar n tn the thing with me is that all of the pain i had before surgery is gone and now i have pain and swelling where they did the surgery. the pain might be expected i guess, the swelling is another matter. I dont know of any one that has swelling in the back of the neck where the surgery was done . being i am completly fused i also wonder why its so tender to lightly press on that area?
Avatar f tn 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
Avatar f tn I was on Percocet 5-325 - taking 4 to 5 every day for about 6 months due to knee surgery (very painful suirgery indeed). Of course, after taking the Percs for 6 mths when I decided to stop I went CT. It was a very tough, miserable, trying, depressing, anxiety stricken time for me. The physical was bad but not as bad as the mental; anxiety, confusion, sadness, inability to think things thru, not wanting to leave my house etc.
649848 tn?1484935765 $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.
193953 tn?1272078626 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.
Avatar m tn 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.
Avatar n tn 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.
Avatar n tn 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.
Avatar n tn My doctor took xrays and found out I have a cyst on one of my ovaries. In my case, he recommended surgery to remove it. I haven't scheduled the surgery yet because I really don't want to, but I know I have to soon. I just wanted to let you know that this was what it turned out to be in this case.
Avatar n tn 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.
798555 tn?1292791151 Referred pain simply means pain felt in a different area from its true origin. Knee, ankle and shoulder pain is usually from tight muscles (nearby or far) pulling on a joint, so that's where you feel it. Loosening the muscle (if it wont stretch) via acupressure or trigger point release can relieve joint and muscle pain. What brings this up was a recent experience of "burning feet" (new to me and very wierd) from FT4 under the range (totally off) which resulted in a 58 tsh.
20202111 tn?1492379275 The less I moved, the less chance of losing weight. I did see an orthapedic when I injured my knee and they wanted to do surgery to clear the miniscus, unsure of spelling but it was going to require 6 wks recovery that I could not do. I had just gone through a divorce and bankruptcy and was working 7 days a week, 12 hr shifts for 3 years straight to try to keep from losing my house. In hindsight, I should have made better decisions during that time in my life.
Avatar n tn 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.
Avatar n tn 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...