My question involves medical malpractice in the state of: il
I was wondering if i have a case worth pursuing. What i have is a ongoing issue with my uritor tube due to a stent placement that has been in place to long and became incrusted over. Its been in place for six months and should have came out in acouple weeks. The reason i had one in the first place is from kidney stones. It needed to be lasered out during the process there was damage done to my uritor tube. I understand things like that happen, but my complaint is the amount of time its been in there. I have read up on this subject and a stent really should be replaced about every two weeks , but can last up to four months. Anyway after trying to get rescheduled for a removal i called and told the nurse what i read and stressed concern about the amount of time ,she told me i should quit reading.Anyway after six months of trying to get this removed working around the doctors schedule due to other paitients,vacation time and holidays. Sure enough it was encrusted (stuck) turned into a four hour surgery to get out and recut my uritor tube again, and put another one in. This time they were going to take out in two weeks that turned into nine weeks. Again i stressed concern agin about time especially because this time was going to be a simple removal when you are not put under and i was told it will be fine! (WRONG) it got stuck again and i was awake he was pulling it felt like kidneys were on the end of a fishing pole. The thing you dont need to hear during that from your DR. is oh no its stuck,i may need to put you under. The nurses face was turning pale. He told me to hang on he's going to try to put it back up. (he did ) He told me we need to get this done this weekend but unfourtantly im off,let me see who is on call this weekend . As he went to go find out the nurse told me she wanted to hold my hand but she thought i would have broke it. So he came back in and of coarse there was no body on call, so he will send me home for the weekend with pain meds and we will take care of it that following thursday. Hers the kicker, he didnt call in my pain meds! So guess what? I ended back in the E.R due to severe pain. So come thursday we went back in surgery to get removed and had to put another one in again. Have another procedure to get this one pulled but he is going to put me under this time. While this time while he is in there if it looks ok they wont put one in,but if the damage looks like its not healing which he said there is about a 90% chance it wont that we will put another one in and have to do a robotic assisted surgery with in a four to five week period. So i dont know let me just remind all of you you were not even working on kidney stones anymore and all this probably could have been prevented if that stent was pulled out in a timely manner.
Thanks everybody for your time and advice.