San Jose Surgeons Sued for Malpractice After Patient’s Beach Mishap, Part 5 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.)

Plaintiff subsequently presented to Joe Ross, M.D., at the Center for Rehabilitation Medicine apparently as a referral by attorney Reginald Hill. Plaintiff reported to Dr. Ross that following the surgery with Dr. Smith she had good sensation throughout the fingers with good motion of the fingers. When Dr. Ross saw plaintiff on July 22, 2004, he noted an assessment of complex regional pain syndrome, left wrist and hand; traumatic left median and ulnar neuropathy and fracture, left distal radius with subsequent operative reduction and pinning. It was his opinion that plaintiff sustained a second injury to the left upper extremity on January 14, 2004, by an approximate 4 hour period where the left wrist was in a forced flexed position. He noted that her injury was preventing her from returning to work as a physical therapist.

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A nerve conduction study which had been done on July 5, 2004, by Dr. Jones showed very mild delay in distal latency seen on left side . Thereafter, on October 14, 2004, Dr. Ross noted an assessment of post traumatic neuropathic pain, hypersensitivity, left wrist, hand and fingers and he again recommended that the patient follow through with a complete electrodiagnostic study of the left upper extremity.

EMG and nerve conduction studies were done on November 16, 2004, by Dr. Miles at Northern Neuro Center. Dr. Miles noted that motor and sensory nerve conduction studies revealed normal distal latencies, amplitudes and conduction velocities for left median and ulnar nerves. There was no significant side to side difference in sensory nerve study that was noted.

He also noted that concentric needle EMG was performed in selected extremity muscles enervated by C5-T1 nerve roots inclusive. There was no spontaneous activity seen in any muscles tested in the form of fibrillations, positive sharp waves, or fasciculations. Voluntary motor unit morphologies were otherwise normal. He noted the following impression: The above electrodiagnostic study reveals no evidence of cervical radiculopathy and focal neuropathy. (See Part 6 of 8.)

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