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Old 06-29-2011, 06:04 PM
jsewell jsewell is offline
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Location: Sierra Madre, California
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I don't think i can help in any way, but can commiserate. I had a spine surgery that worked in stopping my pain, but with the price of a damaged nerve. Permanent damage to a nerve that controls the diaphragm muscle to contol breathing. I am left with only a 50% lung capacity. Oh yes, I have thought of a law suit as this is permanent damage. But it was an accident . My real law suit thoughts are for neglect. this surgeon had nothing to do with me in the hospital and after said nothing happened. When i clearly was put on a respirator after the surgery. But he was long gone.

In your case, if i were you, i would forget the law suit , as Dale said , you signed the consent to experimental surgery. I would focus on pain management first , then getting opinions from every surgeon i could find to try to help you.

2007 ACDF 4-7
2008 hip , knee scope, hip replacement
2009 thoracic T-5 thru T-11fusion
2009 VATS T7-8, posterior only T11-12. removal of thoracic hard wear
2010 lung surgery
2010 T2-L2 kyphosis correction
2010 Kyphoplasty T-3, T-4
2011 Cervical osteotomy ,revision C4-T5
2011 Foot surgery
2011 Revision fusion T7 thru L4/laminectomy
2012 Hammertoe correction left foot
2012 Revision fusion T-12 thru L5
2012 Revision fusion L4-L5
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