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Can anyone offer suggestions?

Jan. '08 I had Microdiscectomy, Lamenectomy and Firanotomy at L5-S1. The pain has progressivly worsened. The original surgeon told me back in April(last time I saw him) that I most likely would have to lear to live with the pain. He sent me to a pain management doctor for injections and that did not help. Finally I got PT in Sept. '08. That made it worse. After getting all my medical records including hospital surgical records I see on a postop x-ray under findings the words as follows: There apears to be a surgical instrument at the lowest clear disk space, L5-S1. Instrument is at or near the center of the subarachnoid space.

My question is: simply put what does this mean? Obviously it doesn't mean what it sounds like according to my WC attorney. I went to another doctor who told me I better go back to who ever did the surgery. But he would not say anything else.

Can enyone shed some light? Thank You
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  • :) hi and welcome to the forum! :H we are here to offer you support and answer what questions we can. wow! i have never heard that before here!! :? first, i would do two things, get a lawyer and get a good surgeon. talk to the lawyer about malpractice and the doctor about getting it out of there if need be. i would think sooner is better than later for both of those. i would not go see the doctor who did the first surgery. it may be difficult to find someone to take on what damage another doctor has done. i really wish you the best of luck! push forward!! Jenny :)
  • That sound like medical malpractice to me if they left a surgical instrument in you,you should talk to your wc lawyer and see if he can refer you to a medical malpractice lawyer...
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