A man who suffered back pain has recently filed a medical malpractice suit, alleging that his doctor did not provide proper medical care. In trying to remove a seroma from his back, the plaintiff’s doctor removed a portion of an intrathecal narcotic catheter. This compromised the plaintiff’s ability to treat the pain in his lower back and legs. The plaintiff alleges malpractice in that he should have been referred back to his original physician because the seroma did not present a medical emergency. The plaintiff is suing for medical expenses, mental anguish, and pain and suffering.
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