My question involves medical malpractice in the state of: ohio
please help everyone keeps telling me i need to file a malpractice suit but not sure what to do. this maybe a little lenghty but i will try to keep to the facts.
hubby went in a few months ago and had total hip replacement surgeon said surgery went great but when they took him to his room he was very confused and dazed and just was not himself the family associated this with the pain meds and the anthestic (had spinal) the next day is confusion grew more and had no urinary output he complained of chest pain and shortness of breath the nurses would not tell who the dr. was that he was assigned to and kept insting this was from dehydration and they gave him haladol to quiet the aggitation. 2 more days went by became more aggitated more confused and no urinary output finally one doctor came in and said he had kidney failure and if its no better in the next few days would need dyalisis but still insisted nothing was really wrong except some dehydration the next day he coded and went to icu where the dr. came in and said they coded him so he could rest however the test showed he had a heart attack (permanent damage done) from the fluid building up for the past 4 days. all preop testing was done and complete surgical clearance was given including cardiac testing.also he is diabetic and has had previous reactions against insulin injections (is on oral meds and well controlled) it is in his preop testing results he is not to recieve these injections and a allergy band was put on however they still gave the injections to him without my knowledge (until i caught them) and his sugar levels was very out of control because of the injections.
when he came out of the icu he also has severe foot drop that may or may not ever come back.he lost about about 20 percent brain function including memory ( he dont know his own kids) he has had 14 wks so far of physical and occupational therapy along with speech therapy. when he went for follow up appointment with surgeon his only remarks was the hip is fine and that i should not be so upset that he is alive and get over it already. is their anyone with any suggestions on whether or not i should file suit or do what the surgeon said just get over it.