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QUESTION: I had a neck surgery almost two years ago , five levels where fused on that moment . Went for a while reasonable good until 6 month's ago . Start getting problems with my arms , severe nerve pain .
They toke XRay's and saw that there was something wrong , a cat scan showed broken hardware .
Result , I need a.s.a.p. a second surgery to repair that .
What can I do , besides getting the surgery , I am not to happy about this matter , I might have permanent nerve damage .

ANSWER: Immediately order the complete surgical records that identify the the hardware implanted and which part failed and then write back to  Need to determine if you have a medical malpractice case or a case against the manufacturer of the hardware.

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QUESTION: Thank you very much for your answer , on this moment I am on a visit out of state , I will be back on Saturday 26 of March and take care of the info needed .
Is the written result enough , like Xray's and Cat scan or do you need a full report .
My surgery is done in Geisinger , Wilkes Barre PA and I have access to the reports on my Geisinger internet account .

You will need copy of original documentation from the operating room listing the product brand, model, serial numbers, lot numbers so that it can be determined whether your failed hardware had been on a recall list or subject of other complaints and litigation.  Full records from surgeon and hospital needed to determine what went wrong. Was it negligence by the surgeon(wrong hardware used, installed wrong etc. or was it a defective product?? Other causes?????

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Glenn A. Dorfman


Thirty-four years experience in personal injury, medical malpractice and medical product liability law. Qualified to answer all questions regarding injuries and the law, except for worker`s compensation. Also wide experience in medical product defect cases ie current litigation regarding the Johnson&Johnson (DePuy)defective hip implant cases and Mirena IUD issues


Thirty-four years experience handling cases involving auto accidents, trips and fall, fires, dog bite,medical malpractice and defective medical product cases with particular emphasis in 2012 and beyond with the DePuy ASR (Johnson&Johnson) defective hip implant cases. Twenty-five years of experience with defective IUD issues as well

Jurisdoctor Degree 1976 and Member in good standing with CA State Bar Assoc. since 1976

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