Congrats, I am so glad to hear that this is working out for you. Now you have me thinking...
This is very interesting to me. Let me ask your opinion...I don't want to thread jack but I have wondered if my case would qualify for malpractice...
I have a pretty severe condition of degenerative disc issues. I was treated for several years by the same medical group...an HMO that does everything in their own clinics, from check ups to physiatry to surgery. My journey with CP really began to be chronic in 2004, when I was 26y/o. I had x-rays initially, then I had MRI's done of my low back, but even though I complained of neck pain and upper back pain at times, they told me that it was just a side effect of over use to compensate for the low back issues.
Now, my low back issues show I have multiple bulging discs and arthritic signs etc...I have had several injections in my low spine. They ONLY treated my low back, never took anything serious when I spoke of my neck/upper back pain. Even when I complained of numb fingers...but I believed them that it was just compensation from the low back issues.
Last year I moved to another state for a work opportunity...gave up fantastic benefits and got new insurance. My neck pain also grew worse and my new doctor immediately had an MRI done in December...and the MRI has devastated me...my neck is worse than my low back!!!! I have multiple broad bulges ranging from mild to severe, osto-arthritis, blah blah blah. Basically, he has not seen a patient with a spine like mine that didnt have some type of traumatic accident or played football for a longtime or something. Said I will need surgery within next few years.
So basicaly, my previous doctors ignored my complaints and blamed my upper back/neck symptoms on the low back issues and never would do the mri of my neck...so I was not correctly diagnosed even though I had been consistently going to appointments, on pain management plan, etc from 2004 - 2012 and they failed to give me a correct diagnosis...and to top it all off, if I would have known my back/neck was this dang bad, I never would have moved and given up my awesome disability benefits.
So with your experience talking to the lawyer...what is your opinion?
~ Don't Sweat the Small Stuff ~
Well, now I know it's not all in my head!
Sciatica and sacroiliac joint dysfunction, degenerative disc issues with multiple broad disc bulges/protrusions in low back and neck with mild to severe narrowing/stenosis/uncinate hypertrophy, osteoarthritis, and facet joint syndrome.