Re: [infoguys-list] Fractured Hip Case
What I am led to believe with regards to elder people, if they fracture or
break their hips, they very prone to having a heart attack, bought on by a
"Fat Embolism" or a blood clot.
From the desk of Raymond van Staden
Van Staden and Associates cc
P.O. Box 1150
Tel: +27 (0)31 916-1262
Fax: +27 (0)31 916-1263
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Sent: Wednesday, July 09, 2003 11:13 PM
Subject: [infoguys-list] Fractured Hip Case
To This Great Collective:
I have a case wherein my elderly client, had a hip replacement in July 2003.
After his return home, he began to suffer chest pains and called the
paramedics. According to my client, they carried down the steps on a chair
his new hip on a metal stair rail. His heart was okay but he suffered a
fracture of the greater trochanter requiring a second surgery. The ER and
reports say nothing about the paramedic incident as described by the client.
The first op report, however, refers to the fact that there was a broken
bit during the surgery which had to be excised from the area. Does anyone
think it possible that the drill bit could be a contributing factor in the
break? I am concerned because another one of my client's med reports stated
has "altered mental status."
Any thoughts on any of this?
I look forward to hearing from you.
Lowell Steiger, Attorney at Law
8383 Wilshire Boulevard, Suite 830
Beverly Hills, California 90211
(323) 852-1100 (voice)
(323) 852-1033 (fax)
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