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  • Raymond
    Lowell 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
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      Lowell

      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.

      Raymond
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      ----- Original Message -----
      From: <lawdog798@...>
      To: <Lawdog798@...>
      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
      and banged
      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
      ortho
      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
      drill
      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
      that he
      has "altered mental status."

      Any thoughts on any of this?

      Thank you!

      I look forward to hearing from you.

      Warm regards,

      Lowell Steiger, Attorney at Law
      8383 Wilshire Boulevard, Suite 830
      Beverly Hills, California 90211
      (323) 852-1100 (voice)
      (323) 852-1033 (fax)
      www.steigerlaw.com


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