I am a mechanic and got hurt at work lifting 24 inch
Heavy truck tires when I lifted I felt a sharp pain in my
Neck and shoulder I took some mri:s and it reveald a tear
In my shoulder with a ganglion cyst and my neck 2 slipped disk
And a pinched nerve the doctor said these were old injuries
And sent me to physical therapy. Well the therapist put
My neck in some kind of contraction which made my situation
Worst I was in so much pain I had to go to the er. Can the doctor
Be held accountable this injury was in june of this year
And im fed up in pain what can I do.
1 Answer from Attorneys
If the injury you sustained as a result of your therapy is a permanent one then the therapist and the company that person works for can be accountable. The doctor who authorized the therapy cannot be responsible unless he is directly supervising the therapist. Pain is a relative issue and does not generate damages in and of itself. You must have a permanent injury within a reasonable medical probability to pursue the malpractice claim. It sounds a little to early in your treatment. It also sounds like you need to be more aggressive with your own treatment and go back to your treating doctor. Seek legal help involving your work related claims.
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