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  • #91
    Originally posted by BuffaloChip View Post
    My attorney has passed all my medical and billing records on to medical malpractice attorney's in Houston, Waco, and Austin. Hopefully one will find my case worthy of their time and expense.

    My son's about to get me out of bed (using a hydraulic lift) into my wheelchair and head for the home theater to watch the Cowboys-Eagles gammon the big screen
    Many of the documents signed before medical procedures state specific risks and therefore protects medical professionals should one of those circumstances take place. However, IF negligence can be PROVEN, then malpractice will settle out of court. But the award is usually not nearly as much as people expect. And then it is usually equally allocated as follows.....1/3 to your attorney, 1/3 for healthcare costs, 1/3 to you.

    Our legal system SUCKS and takes way too long to settle legitimate cases.

    Best of luck Chip. Wish you and yours a very Merry Christmas and a happy & healthy New Year.

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    • #92
      Originally posted by IUPNation View Post

      I cannot imagine that you don't have a case. The sharks in Philly would be courting you like crazy.

      What that doctor did to you is a disgrace. You should not be suffering like this.

      Thank goodness you are blessed with resources to take care of yourself but you shouldn't have to do that.

      You costs should be compensated.
      ing constipat
      I'll keep checking this thread to see how you are doing. I really have been wondering why I had not seen you posting in the OT and hoping you were okay.
      Thanks for the good will, Michael. It's ironic when a busy, involved person's life becomes focused on not getting constipated (a condition you do not want when you are incontinent).

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      • #93
        Chip,

        We are rooting for you sir!

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        • #94
          Merry Christmas Chip. We have prayed for your recovery. Never give up.

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          • #95
            Unfortunately, damages for medical malpractice are severely limited in Texas and many other states. Non-economic damages are usually capped at around $200-250K, and punitive damages are usually limited to $750-$1 million. Of course, punitive damages are extremely hard to get, because they demand “gross negligence” or willful misconduct/malpractice. That’s a tough hill to climb.

            Because of these limits, personal injury attorneys have mostly abandoned med/mal as a revenue source, and have turned more to car accidents and slip/fall liability cases.

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            • #96
              Hey John, I was thinking about you, and wondering how you are doing. Hope you have been able to find the assistance you need.
              Roar Lions, Charge On Chargers, Roll Tide Roll!!!!!

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              • #97
                Originally posted by UNA_Texan View Post
                Hey John, I was thinking about you, and wondering how you are doing. Hope you have been able to find the assistance you need.
                Thanks for asking, Joe.

                I'm slowly progressing. With PT I'm getting stronger. But it's slow going. I'm getting more feeling returning each week. Today I had PT. The therapist did a sensory test. I could feel her fingers on my left toes and the inside calf. 6 weeks ago it would have been nothing. My right foot and leg are better than the left. However, as an example of how far away from a complete recovery I am, Sat night I awakened at 3am with terrible pain in the scrotum area toward the perineum and up into my torso. Hell, I was crying it was so severe. I called my wife (by phone) in the master bedroom. She hurried in and founnd my right leg on the bedroom floor, twisted in an unnatural position. The muscle spasms during the night had flip-flopped the damn leg right off the bed. The pain subsided when she put the leg back on the bed. I did not feel the leg leave the bed.

                But hey, I finally got me some velcro seamed wheelchair pants that my nurses can get me into using the hoyer to drop me down into them, like a clamshell. I'm planning on making it to a couple WT BB games in Feb via the wheelchair-capable community van service. Things could be a lot worse. I do feel a bit like a prisoner in my own house........... I'm ready to get out and gogogo, like before!

                I'm paying a company for about 50 hours week of care, $1,100 a week. I'm just so grateful I can afford it. My wife can't hardly help. She's weak with severe RA and a condition called lower limb dystonia. I worry more about her than I do me.

                Progress is slow. Emphasize on progress.

                Again, I appreciate the concern!

                John aka BuffaloChip
                Last edited by BuffaloChip; 01-22-2020, 10:18 AM.

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                • #98
                  I am glad you are progressing. I wake up occasionally with a leg off the bed. Luckily, our current bedroom furniture is this horrific stuff my wife chose which is very close to the floor. Between that and cramps which cause me problems at night, I can relate to sleep issues due to neuropathic legs
                  Roar Lions, Charge On Chargers, Roll Tide Roll!!!!!

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                  • #99
                    Originally posted by BuffaloChip View Post
                    Progress is slow. Emphasize on progress.

                    Again, I appreciate the concern!

                    John aka BuffaloChip
                    Thanks for the update. Please keep posting when you can. I hope you can make it to some WT games!

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