I had a knee scope done in april. I have had severe pain since. My surgeon has drained it twice and I have had a series of shots since then. I need more medical treatment but now have to pay because he said it has been past time of surgery. I cannot afford to be off work again but I am sure it has to be done again. Do I go ahead and get a second opinion? I am paying him for screwing up my knee. Please give me advice. The pain is horrible I used to be very athletic but I cannot hardly bend or walk
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Medical malpractice law in Ohio requires that a doctor and/or provider meet minimum standards of care when providing treatment to their patients. If they fail to meet these standards, you may have a valid case against the doctor/hospital that caused you harm.
However, proper case evaluation can be expensive. Medical malpractice lawsuits require a doctor review your medical records and submit an affidavit stating that your care did not meet the minimum standards of care and that you have a valid claim against the doctor or provider.
In your case, you would need to have your medical records reviewed by a physician to determine whether the minimum standards of care were met. If they were not, then you would have a potential medical malpractice claim against the doctor/provider. One issue that routinely arises in these types of cases is whether the injury complained about is a known risk of the medical service that was provided. So, if your knee injury was a known risk, you may not be able to seek recovery through a medical malpractice lawsuit.
If you browse our website, http://www.ryanllp.com/medical-malpractice, we have numerous articles regarding medical malpractice and some of the issues that are common in these types of cases. If you have any further questions, I can be reached by email or phone at the address below.
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