My question involves medical malpractice in the state of: Kansas
I am new here and live in the state of Kansas. I am now 20, but when I was 13 years old, my mother noticed I had bad back posture. I also had some back pain. Well we went to our family doctor and he had me bend over and looked, and said its not scoliosis. There were several other times where he did that. Then he started taking X-rays. He would look at them and know there was something that wasn't right but just kinda "blow it off". Then finally at the age of 17 he sent me to get a scoliosis X-ray and then sent me to a back specialist in a larger town. He then took an X-ray and told me I had Scheuermann's Disease, which is cured two ways. If you are young enough like I was when I first went to the doctor a simple back brace for 6 months and your better. If your 17 and stopped growing by the time your diagnosed its an 8 hour long surgery, with 12 fused discs, two steel rods, and a full year recovery.
I was told by an old manager, that this could be a malpractice case, with bodily disfigurement, and a suit could get me in the millions. Is this the case, and do I have a possible suit for malpractice?
Let me know what you guys think, or if you need any possible missing information.