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Dan Wilson
09-03-2012, 12:19 PM
Well this has been a pretty crappy summer for me, I had to get back surgery for a disk bulge on July 19th, then on 31 Aug they had to go back in again because bone slivers left behind from the first surgery had torn a 3 inch hole in the spinal dura (the membrane covering the spinal cord and brain), that left a huge drain of CSF (cerebral spinal fluid) so they had to go back in to stitch the dura back up.
I cant even begin to describe the level of migraines I have had to deal with since the tear started, problem is now 5 days after the surgery I am still having the migraines and the wound is draining like a beast still, afraid they missed another tear back there.
I dont know what the hell I will do if this turns into a third times a charm gaggle.

If this thing doesn't get fixed up this time and they have to go back in again I may pursue malpractice suit; this really nauseates me to think of doing, I am more the kind of person that if I have a problem with you I will give you a personal tune up instead of lawsuit. I think lawyers are the worst kind of scum in our society.

Does anybody know of a website that you can check out a doctors history, lawsuits, that kind of stuff?

Mt.crewchief
09-04-2012, 06:26 PM
Dan, I'm sure one of the guys will be able to help you with the doctor stuff!
I would just like to know how you can take all of the pain and misery you have experienced since I met you. (on the forum)!!!
Hang in there and get better----again!

Ken

You need to get better to help me park the C-130 I have coming to park on your property!!!!!!!!

gizzard
09-05-2012, 04:54 AM
I agree with Ken, Dan. You sure have had a rough road over the past couple years or so. I think some states have a form of doctor registry that shows all that kind of stuff, but I'm not certain about every place. Course that could be the fox watchin' the chicken house, too. But, still, all that seems rather incompetent to me and needs addressed, if not for your satisfaction and relief, to prevent others from going through the same thing. Three times is twice too much I think.

Good luck, brother

Giz

SEFEGeorge
09-05-2012, 10:38 AM
Dan, don't have any web sites but you might try the AMA. They might have an area to check that sort of thing. While doing some research once I came across this web site for Oregon, http://www.oregonlive.com/oregonian/malpractice/search/. There might be other sites like this. Searching for "malpractice" might help.

Muff Millen
09-05-2012, 03:51 PM
Dan, I typed in my civilian doctors name into Google and I got a great return with all his back ground and patient comments. Here is the web site if google doesnt work. You are tough as are all us Herk guys hang in there it's just a bump int the road of life.
http://www.healthgrades.com/physician/dr-chad-case-xl7qt
Muff

gizzard
09-05-2012, 07:33 PM
Dan, I get the feeling . from this site, you have a hell of a bunch of guys on your side We may not be able to do a lot physically for you, but I think I can speak for the rest when I say you have our support,and we all realize that it just as easily be one of us in your position. I think this is one fine fraternity to belong to...........

Giz

tinwhistle
09-06-2012, 04:18 PM
10-4 to what giz just said. We're thinkin' of ya Dan

tinwhistle

NATOPS1
09-07-2012, 06:16 AM
American Medical Association has links for each state as well as its own data base for doctors some are pay sites and info is not easy to find at times... Good luck and I hope you get some relief...

https://s1.fsmb.org/docinfo/

http://www.fsmb.org/

http://www.ama-assn.org/resources/doc/ethics/state-medical-boards.pdf

Dan Wilson
09-09-2012, 01:14 PM
Guys, thanks for the info and the great support, I have just rolled back home from time number three and hope like hell this works out.
Had a lot of work I wanted to do here this summer and once again looks like my whole summer got rolled up in medical delays, sheeesh.

I am just glad the old saying ISNT fourth times a charm LOL

Sonny
09-12-2012, 04:10 AM
Dan,

I am praying they got it right this time. No one should have to go through what you did. I hate it when I have to be at the mercy of someone else.

Sonny

gizzard
09-13-2012, 03:51 PM
Hope this does it for you, Dan. I don't know if I could put up with all the crap you have been faced with. You gotta be one tough old buzzard!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I admire your courage and determination.
Giz

Fräulein
10-28-2012, 02:55 PM
If this thing doesn't get fixed up this time and they have to go back in again I may pursue malpractice suit; this really nauseates me to think of doing, I am more the kind of person that if I have a problem with you I will give you a personal tune up instead of lawsuit. I think lawyers are the worst kind of scum in our society.

Does anybody know of a website that you can check out a doctors history, lawsuits, that kind of stuff?

I usually type in the doctors name and the word lawsuit or malpractice. There is a site that is like an independent review, but I cant remember the name. (edit - Muff posted it. it is Healthgrades) You can also do a search in public court records. I dont know how to do that for your state, but i could tell you how to do it for NM.
I discovered that I had lucked out on my last spine doc. My insurance would not cover the injection. And this doc turned out to be "the best in the state" but he was also racking up the DUIs and two lawsuits. So yay for insurance not wanting to cover something for a change.




I dont know what the hell I will do if this turns into a third times a charm gaggle.

I have been looking into Mesoblast http://www.mesoblast (dot)com/ . Mom is going to sign up for the trials. I dont know how long the screening process takes. But I have been doing lots of research on it, and it does look like it works. The FDA approved Mesoblast’s Phase 2 Stem Cell trials in the US. And the spine place down in Texas is participating. And to me, that place is like the know all of spines. I trust their judgement.


Best of luck to you. I hate dealing with lawyers as well. Sometimes you just take the loss rather than dealing with them.

Dan Wilson
10-31-2012, 12:16 PM
Thanks for the ideas, but it did turn out to be three surgery's in a two month period - it ended up being just a bit painful.
Decided to blow off any malpractice crap, just couldn't stomach the thought of dealing with a lawyer.

gizzard
11-03-2012, 08:45 AM
Thanks for the ideas, but it did turn out to be three surgery's in a two month period - it ended up being just a bit painful.
Decided to blow off any malpractice crap, just couldn't stomach the thought of dealing with a lawyer.

The most important thing is this...........are you gettin' better?????? I, personally, cannot imagine goin' through all you have....... And still keep on keepin' on.............
giz

Dan Wilson
11-05-2012, 04:41 AM
Thanks Giz, actually I am pretty much back to normal.
Have some permanent damage to my right leg (because of how the disk was bulging into my spinal cord before surgery), its numb and the foot droops so it kinda drags when I walk. That part sucks but I guess I will get used to it, thinking real hard about a cane, yuk.

Fräulein
11-06-2012, 08:24 PM
Get back to kicking ass. Work that leg muscle.

gizzard
11-07-2012, 04:35 PM
Thanks Giz, actually I am pretty much back to normal.
Have some permanent damage to my right leg (because of how the disk was bulging into my spinal cord before surgery), its numb and the foot droops so it kinda drags when I walk. That part sucks but I guess I will get used to it, thinking real hard about a cane, yuk.

Dan, why is it that I imagine your cane would look surprsing like a Ma Duece??????????? Just sayin'......................

Giz

Dan Wilson
11-25-2012, 10:55 AM
Dan, why is it that I imagine your cane would look surprsing like a Ma Duece??????????? Just sayin'......................

Giz

Man wouldn't I love that, unfortunately its a little too rich for my blood at about 8 grand!! Now that is an idea, use one of my 1919's as a cane LOL

gizzard
11-26-2012, 03:52 PM
Now that would be way cool........much better than a petrified bull pecker, that's for sure!!!!!!

giz