In January 2009 I had a routine laparoscopy. My colon was nicked but the doctors didnt catch it and I was sent home septic- because I signed the waiver that is required for surgery I was told that I didnt have a case. Since then I have been going to the doctors, missing much work, suffer from nausea, vomiting, pain, fatigue, dizziness, etc; I am sure you and your husband feel broken emotionally physically and financially due to the error of the doctor.
I have done much research into this, which has caused stress and high blood pressure as everyone wanted to help but couldnt. In all honesty, it sounds like your husband went through something similar to me. I was put in a medicated coma and was also in the hospital for 4 weeks~I almost died. My sister came to the hospital every day and made a journal entry. It is under Edit [Moderator]: Link removed
. If I can give any advise, I would have to recomend you do all of the calling of the lawyers and have your husband concentrate on healing. I went to the bookstore and purchased many books on natural healing. Emotionally it really helps to bring your faith into play, the power of prayer creates miracles. I would be happy to help you with my personal experiences. I felt very alone and the health care provider took no responsibility, and there was NO ONE that I could talk to that would understand what it was like to go through such hell. This kind of trauma can really make you bitter and angry. That is where faith comes in. There is going to be a silver lining. It may take some time, I am still waiting, hoping and praying that the end of my battle with my pain, finances and emotional turmoil ends soon.
As far as a lawyer, you do have options. It is going to take money, time and you will most likely need to find a healthy stress release (I have been cooking). Start writing EVERYTHING down. Take daily journals, i wish I would have. Start collecting your medical records and if your husband has doctor appointments due to this error, have them print out the information for that day. Highlight any pertinant information. Start a file for the records and get a good labeling system that works for you. Date everything. Have your husband keep his own journal to record his feelings, his outlook and his pains/body issue. When talking to a lawyer, you should have a time line of the event because they are out for money and want to know particular information quickly~most that I talked to were rude and treated me more like a dollar sign rather than a human being. I found it was too hard if it wasnt written down.
Good Luck and God Speed. I will pray for your husbands healing. Please feel free to contact me if you would like to talk more. Jennifer Grover