I was Misdiagnosed Due to My Injury Being a Comp Case
A year later and I’m not getting better. The insurance sent me for an IME, they thought a hernia and sent to anothoer surgeon. It turns out I had a hernia all along and now have permanent nerve damage in the groin as well as a host of other related problems.
Do I have any recourse with this surgeon who was more worried about the coverage rather than the patient? I have had three doctors who have said that the hernia going untreated and all the PT I did made it worse.
–Louis, Oakbrook, IL
Certainly the extent to which you are injured plays a major role. Malpractice cases are expensive to prosecute. However, I am familiar with the nerve injury to which you are referring. That can be terribly painful. I have seen that that injury can frequently be resolved by resecting the nerve during surgery. Have you considered that?
Anyway, your records need to be taken to a medical specialist so that a proper answer can be found, unless it is determined that the injury is not severe which means it would not be economically viable to pursue a malpractice claim.
Your workers compensation attorney owes you at least that. Doesn’t he?