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ke

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I recently had a Taylor's bunion repair. On my first post-op visit the podiatrist told me and showed me x-rays of my foot with a drill bit left in it. He said that he was tring to use the smallest screw and because my bones are so hard the drill bit tip broke off. He said he asked the surgery center people and they said it wouldn't be a problem because it was made of surgical steel. He said not to worry because surgery to remove it would be very extensive. The drill bit tip is approx. 1 inch long. Do I need to prosue legal action?
 


I AM ALWAYS LIABLE

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<BLOCKQUOTE><font size="1" face="Arial, Helvetica, Verdana">quote:</font><HR>Originally posted by ke:
I recently had a Taylor's bunion repair. On my first post-op visit the podiatrist told me and showed me x-rays of my foot with a drill bit left in it. He said that he was tring to use the smallest screw and because my bones are so hard the drill bit tip broke off. He said he asked the surgery center people and they said it wouldn't be a problem because it was made of surgical steel. He said not to worry because surgery to remove it would be very extensive. The drill bit tip is approx. 1 inch long. Do I need to prosue legal action?<HR></BLOCKQUOTE>

My response:

I'll answer your question, with a question:

Were you born with it?

You have a fantastic case, if you want. The evidence of malpractice is so "obvious", you won't even need an expert witness to make an opinion whether or not it's medical malpractice. It's malpractice "on it's face."

Your action, should you choose to pursue it, is not only against the doctor, but also against the drill manufacturer and the doctor's supplier of the drill bit.

I would suggest that you obtain the services of an attorney, immediately.

IAAL



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