I got a bunion surgery in both sides of my feet, the little toe and hammer toes 2,3,4th. The doctor told me that I will be ready to go back to work on 3 weeks because I was young. She cut both foot w/ 13 days apart(first left then right). I was unable to go back to work. I lost my job and my health insurance. She told me she won't be able to see me again until i got an insurance.
One i met her she gave me her cellphone, but once i have to call her on Sunday because I felt so much pain and needles pinching me all over my feet horrible! I was scared because it was a different type of pain. She asked me not to call her cellphone because it was for personal calls @ she was with her husband. Asked me to go to her office next day (Monday).
So, a friend of mine call a friend of hers, a student, and he listened to my symptoms and asked me questions such as, do you have fever?
In the first food, the pain was increasing rather than decreasing So I went to a city hospital because I did not have insurance. I had to wait for 5 months to get an appointment. Surgery was on August 2010, waited from December to May 2011
I continued having so much pain on the big toe and 3 & 4th (since the beginning they hurt). Three doctors told me that the doctor (podiatrist) cut too much bone and not straight and there was nothing they could do to help me.
I went to see her & she said that everything was perfectly fine. I am so depressed because I am in so much pain & they told me that my only solution is to take painkillers because bone does not growth back.
I was perfectly fine except for discomfort wearing shoes, and now I cannot walk comfortably, cannot exercise as I used to, cannot dance, and cannot wear heals even 2".
The podiatrist who damage my foot put cortisone injections but I am still in pain. She does not want to be responsible paying for my medicine. She just got lost & denies any wrong doing.
I should have gotten the surgery with an orthopedic in a hospital, not in a clinic where she is the boss. Nobody to complain and she lies on my face. Her word against my word deal.
What should I do?