IfI was wrongfully labeled as adrug seeker and proper treatment was delayed as a result, doI have case for anything?

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IfI was wrongfully labeled as adrug seeker and proper treatment was delayed as a result, doI have case for anything?

I hurt my back a month ago and had an X-ray the next day at urgent care. I went to my primary, and the PA at my primary told me that I would be fine. I had physical therapy but had to quit because of my pain. I then went to the ER because I had abdominal pain (the PA told me to do that if it happened). I went back to the PA and she acted as though I was making it up. I couldn’t walk much the next day and the office of my primary said to go to urgent care. Turns out that I have a ruptured disc and need surgery. However, I was labeled a drug seeker.

Asked on January 29, 2011 under Malpractice Law, Colorado

Answers:

M.T.G., Member, New York Bar / FreeAdvice Contributing Attorney

Answered 11 years ago | Contributor

I urge you to go and speak with a personal injury attorney in your area on the matter as soon as you can.  Someone should have referred you for additional testing to determine the cause of your back pain.  X-rays are not the best test to use to diagnose back injuries and injuries of the spine.  Someone dropped the ball here.  You also need to determine how much additional injury there was as a result of the failure to properly diagnose your condition.  I think that once this is ironed out your label as a drug seeker will begin to fade away. Your attorney will make sure that the situation is placed in the proper light.  Good luck to you.


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