On September 9, 1996 in the morning I had in and out surgery at Civista Hospital, Laplata, MD (formerly Physicians Memorial Hospital) to remove my right side fallopian tube and ovary due to a mass in that area. nWhen I was in recovery I mention to my husband that my leg was numb he was concerned and encourage me to say something to the nurse. The nurse gave me a concerned look like my husband did and then said it was probably due to straps they used and it would go away. Later that day the chief of anesthesia Robert Prince called my home and was concerned about my leg. He then said the same the nurse did at the hospital. nI was bruised very badly on my stomache left side hip and pelvic area. After many visit to different kinds of specialist and test I was diagnosed with femoral coetaneous sensory nerve damage. I was then given by Dr. Shaheer Yousaf a referral to a lawyer: Irving Dross with Dross, Levenstein, Perilman & Kopstein, 4c Industrial Park Drive Waldorf, Md 20602. nMr. Dross then filed a case with the Health Claims Arbitration Office on Sept 10,1999 on my behalf against Civista, Robert I. Prince, M.D. and Grover V. Espinoza, M.D. I had a few contacts with him after this was filed and he said that it could take a while before he heard anything and that he would contact me if he found out anything. nI thought they had three years to settle this after it had been filed so I waited. Being that this is the third year I thought I needed to call Mr. Dross and see what was going on. Before I contacted him I called The Arbitration Office on January 28, 2002 just to see if there was a case and see what was going on. It was then that I was told by the clerk Marcy Scannell that my case was open and pending. She said she was going to have to hand this over to Mr. Chase to close this case out because my lawyer never filed a Certificate of Merit that he was given till April of 2000 to do this and he didn’t. nI then called my lawyers office and finally my husband and I met with him at his office on February 2, 2002. He advised us to sue him that he had a lots of insurance and that he would notify his insurance that there could be a possible claim filed against him. He stated that he was in the wrong that he had closed my case out two years before and that he should have wrote me a letter at that time stating what he did. He also said he thought that I was treated neglectful in my surgery. He said I would need to find a lawyer not in the Southern Maryland area that could handle medical malpractice plus one that would be willing to go against him. nI would also like to mention that up until last August I was prescribed Neurontin 400mg three times a day to control my symptoms. This Neurontin is given for seizures to patients. Do to the fact that my husbands business went under last summer we don’t have insurance any longer so I couldn’t afford this medication any longer. At this point my leg still feels the same. The best way I can describe this is that it feels raw to touch and at times I have pins and needles or bee sting feelings. I also have a great deal of stiffness and pain in my hip and leg. nI hope that I have given you enough information to decide if this something you will want to handle for me. After all this time and mess it is very difficult for me emotionally. I would like to thank you for your time and hope you understand. nDenisenMechanicsville, MarylandU.S.A.
Laplata Charles County MD Laplata Charles County, Maryland U.S.A.