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    Default Failure of Bypass Machine During Cardiac Surgery

    My question involves medical malpractice in the state of: kentucky

    Im 29 years old

    I had heart surgery in January and during the surgery the heart lung bypass machine failed to pump blood to my left leg. The heart surgeon Told this to five of my family members after they found no pulse in my leg after the surgery. This resulted in compartment syndrome. I was cut on both sides of my lower leg then also on my thigh to relieve the pressure. This resulted In nerve damage and now 6 months later i still cant move my ankle or toes. However a nerve conduction study was done and says that my nerves are still alive but it could take up to another year for them to regenerate.

    Ontop of that a nurse while i was in the icu put calcium through a regular IV in my hand and it infiltrated causing a very bad chemical burn on my hand and a hole in the top of my hand where the IV was located. my fingers are crippled From this and the hand specialist I am seeing doesn't believe I will ever regain regular function in the hand of course this is my dominant hand.

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    Default Re: Failure of Bypass Machine During Cardiac Surgery

    You have a thread that indicates both that you have a lawyer representing you for this case, and that you are close enough to settlement that you're concerned about how his fees are calculated. From that information, it appears both that you have a decent case and will be receiving a settlement.

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    Default Re: Failure of Bypass Machine During Cardiac Surgery

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    My question involves medical malpractice in the state of: kentucky

    Im 29 years old

    I had heart surgery in January and during the surgery the heart lung bypass machine failed to pump blood to my left leg. The heart surgeon Told this to five of my family members after they found no pulse in my leg after the surgery. This resulted in compartment syndrome. I was cut on both sides of my lower leg then also on my thigh to relieve the pressure. This resulted In nerve damage and now 6 months later i still cant move my ankle or toes. However a nerve conduction study was done and says that my nerves are still alive but it could take up to another year for them to regenerate.

    Ontop of that a nurse while i was in the icu put calcium through a regular IV in my hand and it infiltrated causing a very bad chemical burn on my hand and a hole in the top of my hand where the IV was located. my fingers are crippled From this and the hand specialist I am seeing doesn't believe I will ever regain regular function in the hand of course this is my dominant hand.
    All very interesting, but is there some actual QUESTION...or....?

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    Default Re: Failure of Bypass Machine During Cardiac Surgery

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    All very interesting, but is there some actual QUESTION...or....?
    I thought I already asked that question but my post is gone.

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    Default Re: Failure of Bypass Machine During Cardiac Surgery

    Well the question was in the threads subject but im assuming the admins reworded the subject. My question was if anyone thought i had a good case. I only hired my lawyer less than a week ago. I have questions about his fees because i didnt quite understand that part of the contract. The lawyer hasnt gotten my medical records yet so he wont speculate On how well of a case i have. Im just looking for opinions.

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    Default Re: Failure of Bypass Machine During Cardiac Surgery

    It sounds like you have a compelling case. Follow the guidance of your lawyer and make your decisions based on the net proceeds after all fees are removed.

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