My question involves medical malpractice in the state of: NJ ..
Hi...in July 2008 my doctor thought i had heart attack (severe chest pains)he referred me to a cardiologist.
The cardiologist said that I needed a LAD stent in heart..had stent inserted... while in hosp.(2nd day) I was informed by nurse that i was laid-off from job(car sales mgr.) and my med. ins. was terminated.
Before stent i had no trouble walking and no other heart probs......since stent i have severe pain in right leg/foot..can'twalk for more than 5 min., awakened every hour or so with severe pain while sleeping and need to get-up, hang leg off bed or walk to improve circulation.
I can't work..have not worked since stent, am losing house, defaulting on mortgage, no med. ins....just had arterial doppler done and indicated severe prob. in right leg..only 40% circulation,limb-threatening.
The vascular surgeon told me today (6/04/09) that it appears there was was narrowing of arteries and vascular probs. arising from the femoral incision (can't even cross my legs with the pain at the incision site)...i now need an angiogram and will need further surgery (probable leg by-pass).
I still have no ins.. my previous dr.s would not follow-up and won't see me due to lack of ins..without money or ins. it appears i am drek--nothing.
IS ANYONE LIABLE in this instance???
I can't work, haven't been able to work since stent, am losing my home, having much marital discord, complete loss of income, only on SSD...
IS THERE ANY RECOURSE????
IS THER ANY MALPRACTICE????