Just had leg amputated because doctors never took me off anti-immune drugs. Saskatchewan. None. I have severe

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Customer: Just had leg amputated because doctors never took me off anti-immune drugs.
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Customer: saskatchewan
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Customer: I have severe arthritis.Doctors cut off lower leg due to bad operations in my foot.I gave them a list of medications I was on.One of them was leflunomide,which is a anti-immune drug.It stated in 2 manuals that the doctor gave me.In the first few paragraphs of both manuals on amputations, that I will be going home in wheelchair.I said that I did not need one because I have crutches,walker,and a knee cart.They sent me home.While at home I fell a couple of times and it ripped open first surgery.The doctor sewed it back but I fell again and ripped open the surgery again.It got infected and I had to get the rest of leg above knee amputated.They took me off the leflunomide finally but the surgeon said that I would want to take it off above knee because to if I did not I would just be getting more and more operations and would have to get this upper leg amputation and then that would be done.That was the 14 operation I had on my right side.I have had 3-4 operations on my left foot.I just got out of surgery an hour ago.It hurts and they refuse pain-killers.That is sort of a brief story of my situation.Can you help?
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Hello! My name is Debra (formerly known as Legal Ease). Thank you for your question. I'm reviewing it now, and will post back again shortly.

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I am sorry to hear this.

Are you asking about suing the doctor because you are saying it is the doctor's fault you had to have your legal amputated?

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What you should know is that to succeed in a malpractice claim you have to prove the doctor owed you a duty of care and that either there was negligence or that the care provided was below standards of practice and then you have to prove that you suffered damages. The first and third factors are obvious.

But to determine whether there was negligence or not you would need to see a medical malpractice lawyer who would need to request the records and then have an expert review them.

You cannot sue successfully if there was no negligence. Sometimes things go wrong because of the nature of what is happening as nothing is perfect so proving negligence is really the main issue here.

Does that make sense?

Please feel free to post back with any follow-up questions you may have. If you don't have any then I hope I have earned a 5 star rating but if you don't feel that I have please don't hesitate to reply back and let me know what more I can do to assist you. Finally, please know that even after you rate me I will be here for you and you can ask follow-up questions if you think of them later on at no further charge of course.

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