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My husband had total knee replacement surgery (Dec. 98), and his knee has never been right since (painful, swollen). He recently went back to original surgeon, who drained fluid, took x-rays, and we learned today that he has staph infection. He has been told that he will have to go to hospital, go through 8-10 days of antiobiotic therapy, then undergo another complete knee replacement (more complicated than the 1st surgery). Estimate 3-4 months off work for recuperation. We have no health insurance, no disability insurance, and a myriad of other financial problems. When something like this occurs, can hospital be held liable? I don't think this situation can be considered medical malpractice (the doctor said this occurs in approx. 1% of patients), but do we have any recourse for the huge financial problems this will cause for us?
Thanks,
Vickie G
 



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