San Jose Doctor Sued For Malpractice After Woman’s ATV Accident, Part 4 of 8

It is worth noting that situations similar to those described in this medical malpractice case could just as easily occur at any of the healthcare facilities in the area, such as Kaiser Permanente, Regional Medical Center, Good Samaritan Hospital, Santa Clara Valley Medical Center, or O’Connor Hospital.

(Please also note: the names and locations of all parties have been changed to protect the confidentiality of the participants in this personal injury case and its proceedings.)

On March 10, 2004, Dr. Smith noted that plaintiff had 80% of normal range of motion and was to continue with therapy and return after seven (7) weeks. Thereafter, on May 19, 2004, plaintiff complained of tingling along a branch of the radial nerve. She had full pro-supination. X-rays showed that she was healed and there was mild articular irregularity. The radiology report noted there to be diffuse osteopenia and mild deformity of the lateral aspect of the distal radius, likely related to the known fracture. Dr. Smith had an extensive discussion with plaintiff regarding her prognosis and the fact that she could follow up with him as needed. He also discussed the need for aggressive therapy. He noted “patient non-compliant with OT protocol.”

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Plaintiff returned to plastic surgeon, Dr. Lee on March 4, 2004, at which time she complained of left breast pain. At that time she stated that because her systemic symptoms had improved, she had become more active and got herself into shape. She was noted to be teaching water aerobics among other physical activities. She had lost weight and increased her activity and as a result of the weight loss she began noticing rippling and wrinkling of both breasts.

Dr. Lee recommended Zonegram-100 mg. for treatment of the left breast neuritic pain. Plaintiff also inquired about further breast surgery because her breasts had diminished in size due to weight loss. Surgery was discussed for placement of larger implants and the patient was advised of the risks and benefits of subpectoral placement given her “high activity” status. (See Part 5 of 8.)

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