I was in a car accident 8 years ago and broke my pelvis in two places. At the time of the accident, it was explained to me that I had broke one bone on each side of my pelvis and that they were clean breaks and surgery would not be necessary. I was in the hospital for 2½ weeks and in a wheel chair for 3 months. Since then I have suffered from frequent headaches, neckaches and problems with my back and dismissed it just as that until last week when a went to see a chiropractor and she took x-rays. My hips and pelvis are extremely crooked and one pelvic ring is considerably larger than the other. I didn't really understand how this happened because I figured that I had one bone on each side of the pelvic rings keeping the broken bones together. I obtained the x-rays from the time of the accident and was astonished to see that I actually had broke both bones on the pelvic ring on the right side (and was anything but a clean break) and suffered no breaks to left side. I also learned that they could have placed screws in the bones and I would have been able to walk in a week but instead I was stuck in a wheel chair for 3 months while my pelvis was fusing together crooked. Futher more at the time of the accident I specifically asked my doctor if I would still be able to have kids and he said that this would not be a problem only to learn 8 years later that I will never be able to have kids do to the hips & pelvis being twisted.
I am in shock and extremley upset. I heard that the statue of limitations is 7 years. It will be 8 years in October. I did not know that the pain in my back was being caused from the hips, but now that I do what can I do, if anything?