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Old 10-06-2007, 06:53 AM   #1
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Has anyone attempted to take legal action against a doctor for unnecessary surgery? In my situation, I feel that a conservative approach was not taken, and a more extensive (and expensive) surgery was done. This has caused much anguish and pain - especially since it has failed to produce the results requiring even more surgery if I want to walk without pain. Of course, it's only after the failed surgery that I found all these forums and thorough explanations for various foot problems and approaches. If we could only turn back the clock!!

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Old 10-06-2007, 12:58 PM   #2
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Re: legal action

Can you be more specific as to what kind of surgery? What should have been done in the first place?

Old 10-06-2007, 01:47 PM   #3
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And what surgery did you agree to and which did he perform? You had to sign a release for the surgery to be done. If he did a different procedure than what you agreed to, you should have recourse. If he did what you agreed to and you later found out that there were alternatives, I doubt you have any recourse. It's up to the patient to determine what options are available and then chose the one they feel most comfortable with.

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i sure would like to know what kind of surgery.

Old 10-10-2007, 01:17 PM   #5
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hi i would like to know what kind of surgery also as im not sure whether to go ahead with a total ankle replacement,i really think its unnecessary.

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