Virginia  |  Medical Malpractice

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Asked on: 4/23/13, 8:03 am

Back in January I was in a car accident. I went to the hospital about injuries (specifically, a knee injury) and was told nothing was wrong or broken since I was capable of walking on it and told that an x-ray wasn't needed. They gave me pain medicine and told me that I might just be feeling the pain from the injury since it took place on that day. I later went back a month later for the same reason because things were not getting better, and the physical therapist that the attorney sent me to also would not do an x-ray. To make a long story short, I was eventually referred to an orthopedic doctor and found out that the pain was caused by torn meniscus. I am now scheduled to undergo surgery Friday for this problem that the orthopedic said should have been found months ago thru an MRI. I was also told by the doctor that it seems as if there could have been further damage done to my knee due to the constant pressure and strain on my knee (i.e., work and therapy 3 times a week) I was wondering if the hospital or the physical therapist could be held accountable for the lack of medical attention needed in this situation even though I asked for the screening to be done for precautionary measures on two different visits to the hospital and a request to the therapist and was refused?

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