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    Boachie being sued

    major article in newspaper today....
    Boachie being sued...
    i do not know how to post links...to connect u to newspaper...
    but it was in today's NY Post...which can be quite
    the rag....but the lawsuit is real...

    jess

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    I just read it quiet horrible
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    http://nypost.com/2014/12/01/sloppy-...ing-girl-suit/

    There, I think that works...
    That's a shame. All surgeons have problem cases, and this was in 2007.
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    Skimmed through the 100 or so pages of the complaint that was filed. I suspect a dismissal motion is being drafted as I type. Should be interesting to see if they get around the statute of limitations. Not sure why they waited 7 years if, as the atty is quoted in the Daily News claims, adverse symptoms were evident immediately after surgery. Something (maybe a lot of things) don't sit right. Should be interesting to See how it plays out.

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    Just as an aside, has anybody heard of this before?

    "After Flanders developed scoliosis from a polio vaccine at age 1..." From the article. I've never heard of that before.
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    Despite informed consent, some people feel the need to blame someone. Lawsuits over spine surgery are incredibly common, but I don't have a clue how successful they are.
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    Susie Bee...thanks for doing the link.

    i just reread the article...
    i do not know if the law suit has merit...or if Dr Boachie should
    have accepted the young woman as his patient...
    but media can spin things to make them sound shady when they
    are not....anyone who knew Dr Boachie knew he was planning
    retirement and would go back to Ghana...
    but to the public who did not know of him, it makes it sound
    suspicious that "he left his practice and returned to his native
    Ghana" or however they exactly phrased it.

    i never heard that thing about scoliosis from polio vaccine either...

    jess
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    Quote Originally Posted by Rise View Post
    Skimmed through the 100 or so pages of the complaint that was filed. I suspect a dismissal motion is being drafted as I type. Should be interesting to see if they get around the statute of limitations. Not sure why they waited 7 years if, as the atty is quoted in the Daily News claims, adverse symptoms were evident immediately after surgery. Something (maybe a lot of things) don't sit right. Should be interesting to See how it plays out.

    Risė
    Rise, how did you access the complaint? Susan
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    I feel very, very sorry for this poor young girl. Paralysis and blindness are two rare complications that can happen with Scoliosis surgery. We are all warned about them before the surgery, but it is always shocking to read about it actually happening. I hope very much that she gets some money from the hospital if it is warranted to help her through life being so severely disabled. And, if it is warranted, from the surgeon's malpractice insurance as well.

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    Surgeons take patients as they come. This poor girl had many medical issues BEFORE the surgery. The open issue might be should anyone have operated on this girl or could anyone have gotten a good outcome.

    How sad would it be if there was a 10% or 20% chance surgery could help her and no surgeon would try to help for fear of a law suit when the odds were high that it would go south?

    I am sure Boachie made clear the risks and that this will go nowhere.

    It is all very sad. Life is unfair.
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    Quote Originally Posted by susancook View Post
    Rise, how did you access the complaint? Susan
    Hi Susan,

    NY is quickly becoming an "efile" state and most matters are now required to be commenced electronically. I pulled up a copy of the filing on NY's court efiling website.


    Risė

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rise View Post
    Hi Susan,

    NY is quickly becoming an "efile" state and most matters are now required to be commenced electronically. I pulled up a copy of the filing on NY's court efiling website.


    Risė
    I need someone like you to help me to navigate the Internet! I am imaging that you are much younger than I am ;+} .

    Re: the lawsuit, there are so many individual patient variables that can affect an outcome. I hope that the young lady improves with time.

    Susan
    Adult Onset Degenerative Scoliosis @65, 25* T & 36* L w/ 11.2 cm coronal balance; T kyphosis 90*; Severe disc degen T & L stenosis

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    2014: Hernia @ ALIF repaired; Emergency screw removal surgery for Spinal Cord Injury at T4,5 sec to PJK
    2015: Revision Broken Bil T & L rods and no fusion: 2 revision surgeries; hardware P. Acnes infection
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    Susan,

    I'm not that young - turning 50 in a few short weeks! I guess I chose my 50th year to bite the bullet and "have some work done :-)". The upside so far for me is gaining some lost height and losing several inches in my newly reclaimed waist. That and being able to walk pain free. So far I consider myself very lucky. I know how wrong things can go and I so admire your strength and humor.

    I am a novice at all things computer based. I'm fortunate to be able to tap into the younger more computer literate attys at my firm when I hit a roadblock.

    I did do a quick search of old forum posts and I think that the plaintiff's mother in this new case against Dr. Boachie (and many others named in the suit including Dr. Cunningham) posted around the time of the surgery. If it was her, she was concerned about insurance coverage and fees. High risk factors were mentioned. As I said, the timing of this suit and some other factors kind of jump out for me.

    Anyway, enjoy Puerta Vallarta! My husband and honeymooned there many years ago. It's a beautiful spot!

    Risė

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