Re: Broken fusion hardware
Welcome to the board. I'm sorry you have suffered for two years, but it looks like you may be able to get these issues resolved.
The first thing to look into is whether you are seeing an orthopedic SPINE surgeon as opposed to a regular orthopedic generalist, who works on bones in general, rather than only seeing patients with neck or back problems. Particularly after having had such a bad experience with the first surgeon, you want to be sure you are now choosing the best spine surgeon that is available to you.
If you then have a CT scan or MRI and it is determined that a revision surgery is appropriate, you will be able to move ahead. Hopefully in the two year interim you have not developed permanent nerve damage. Hopefully a fairly simple revision surgery will resolve your problems and you will finally be able to begin your healing and recovery.
Regarding the neurosurgeon, at this point you just need to move on with the new surgeon. If in the process of doing the revision surgery he finds something that was done improperly, you can then figure out what you want to do about it. But for now, you want to get your problem fixed. If a doctor perceives that a new patient is going to create nothing but problems, he will not be inclined to work with you...and many spine surgeons will not even take on a patient who has been operated on by another surgeon...so if I were you, I wouldn't do anything to rock the boat until after you have had surgery and feel your problems have been resolved.
At that point you can figure out if what the neurosurgeon did was medical malpractice, and if so, what you want to do about it.
For now, I would concentrate on checking out the new surgeon to be sure he is well-trained in spine surgery, that he has good experience and that you personally want to work with him...and then devote your energies to surgery and recovery, so, hopefully you can get your life back.
Good luck, and please let us know how you are doing.