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Asked on: 2/11/14, 7:05 am

Do I pursue legal action?

In August 2011 I was climbing a power pole and as I was descending I cut out(lost control of position on pole). I was 10-12 feet up and received splinters cuts, and burns to my hands and arms. I went to a family practice Doctors office to get medical attention and was seen by a doctor who looked at my injuries and performed some cleaning and removal of splinters. In February 2013 I began having movement problems with my left hand thumb. I went to a orthopedic surgeon about my ongoing troubles and explained to him waht happened in 2011 and he concluded that there was something still in my hand. I had a small surgery and as a result a piece of wood from the pole was removed from my hand which was causing my problems. The Doctor I initially saw did no x-rays or specific actions to make sure not hands were free of foreign objects beyond visual observation. Now I have the Hospital and Doctors office calling with collections notices and the original Doctors office will not respond to my request for them to pay my medical expenses due to their Doctors incompetence. What do I do now?

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