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Old 06-15-2018, 07:20 AM   #1
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non van related plea for help

i know this is a strange request for a van forum, but i know there is a wide variety of people on here from all walks of life. im reaching out because we have exhausted our resources and well, we are in a spot and don't know what to do.

febuary of 2017 my wife was basically forced to have a bunion removed. she could no longer endure the pain she was in and it was affecting her quality of life. she didn't want the operation, but she was in so much pain that it was get the operation or stop wearing any kind of foot wear. she researched for months on local specialists and finally chose one. surgery went well, but a day later when the nerve block wore off she was in excruciating pain. moreso than we were advised of. it was a weekend and the surgeon was not available so off to the er we went. long story short, they determined that the anesthesiologist nicked her sympathetic nerve while putting her under and it triggered a condition called crps.

the pain my wife was in is indescribable. she was stuck in bed for 4 months, on crutches for 7-8 months and still needs a cane from time to time today. she lost her job, her stocks from that job and can no longer do many of the things we enjoyed together. snowboarding, mt biking, etc. she is slowly getting better, but there is a strong possibility she will never fully go into remission. in short, her life has been severely altered and she may never regain her health to where it once was. we aren't in financial distress (yet), but she still cant work and its definitely affected how we live our lives. she tried to go back to work a couple of times, but it just didn't work out. her job kept her employed way longer than they needed to and we are so grateful for how long she was kept onboard. her employer was tmobile and i cant stress enough how good they were to her (us) during this hard time in our lives. they treat their employees insanely well and her insurance coverage was better than anyplace ive ever worked or even heard of.

the last thing we want to do is sue someone, but her quality of living has been severely diminished and she may never get it back. not to mention what the pain meds are likely doing to her body which will likely be felt later in life. i feel the organization that did this to her should be held accountable for their actions and that's where our plea for help begins.

we need legal advice. this condition is rare. so rare that no lawyers are willing to take the case. after months and months of searching, my wife finally found some local crps specialist lawyers here. when contacted, they appear to be excited about the case. she provides them all (and i mean a lot) of information, then we never hear from them again. no messages returned. no explanation has ever been provided as to why then wont proceed with the case. they just stop responding altogether. we assume its due to the overall lack of information regarding crps. problem is, the statue of limitations is coming up and the option to sue disappears come mid feburary. our hands are tied and we don't know where to go from here. is there anyone that can help? suggestions, referrals, anything?

i hate to ask this of folks i don't know, but we are desperate
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Old 06-15-2018, 07:33 AM   #2
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I’m no lawyer.. but... The statute of limitations can be handled by simply submitting a lawsuit. You can hire any old lawyer to do that. Then delay until you can find adequate counsel.

And look for a lawyer elsewhere, I can’t imagine the pool of crps lawyers in boise is very deep.

Good luck to you and your wife!
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Old 06-15-2018, 09:19 AM   #3
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A number of years old, but the attached document provides a number of possible support resources, though not necessarily the legal support you're searching for. I came across it while searching for some background on what CRPS was, and I thought it might provide at least some level of help.

I'm not a litigious person, but I do think you need to utilize the legal system to make this right, at least as "right" as you can given the circumstances.


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Old 06-15-2018, 09:25 AM   #4
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I'm not sure about the legal aspect, but there may be a treatment available to actually repair the nerve damage, so no longer requires mitigation with pain meds.

https://www.ohsu.edu/xd/research/cen...ord-injury.cfm

No only could they substantially improve her quality of life, they will be able to provide a more conclusive diagnosis and treatment plan which will greatly improve your odds with your legal claim.

If her nerve damage is too peripheral for the OHSU treatment, there's additional treatments peripheral stem cell regeneration which can be done at another Portland clinic.
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Old 06-15-2018, 11:02 AM   #5
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You should look nationwide for an attorney that specializes in her ailment. They should be able to work in any state by associating in a local attorney. They might be willing to take the work since Boise isnít that big of a place. Iím in LOS Angeles and there are people who specialize in the most obscure types of cases here. A lot of personal injury lawyers want easy cases or ones that are slam dunks. Very specific litigation requires an attorney with specific knowledge. Since itís so rare, they likely will take cases from anywhere in the country.

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Old 06-15-2018, 01:14 PM   #6
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Iím no lawyer.. but... The statute of limitations can be handled by simply submitting a lawsuit. You can hire any old lawyer to do that. Then delay until you can find adequate counsel.

And look for a lawyer elsewhere, I canít imagine the pool of crps lawyers in boise is very deep.

Good luck to you and your wife!
tyvm rob! see none of the lawyers here even bothered to inform us of that.

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A number of years old, but the attached document provides a number of possible support resources, though not necessarily the legal support you're searching for. I came across it while searching for some background on what CRPS was, and I thought it might provide at least some level of help.

I'm not a litigious person, but I do think you need to utilize the legal system to make this right, at least as "right" as you can given the circumstances.


Best of luck to you and your wife,
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she has utilized a few of those resources but she said theres a few there that she hasn't looked into, so very much appreciate the link herb!

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I'm not sure about the legal aspect, but there may be a treatment available to actually repair the nerve damage, so no longer requires mitigation with pain meds.

https://www.ohsu.edu/xd/research/cen...ord-injury.cfm

No only could they substantially improve her quality of life, they will be able to provide a more conclusive diagnosis and treatment plan which will greatly improve your odds with your legal claim.

If her nerve damage is too peripheral for the OHSU treatment, there's additional treatments peripheral stem cell regeneration which can be done at another Portland clinic.
this is something she hadn't come across in her research, so she is looking into it. Really appreciate the link good sir!!

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You should look nationwide for an attorney that specializes in her ailment. They should be able to work in any state by associating in a local attorney. They might be willing to take the work since Boise isnít that big of a place. Iím in LOS Angeles and there are people who specialize in the most obscure types of cases here. A lot of personal injury lawyers want easy cases or ones that are slam dunks. Very specific litigation requires an attorney with specific knowledge. Since itís so rare, they likely will take cases from anywhere in the country.

Good luck.
she had been told numerous places that they would like to help and they believed she had a case, but they wernt certified to practice in Idaho, but you bring up a good point with the rarity and the possibility that they seek cases like this nationwide. she is going to broaden her search out. really appreciate the response/suggestion!

you guys are great. I'm damn near tearing up writing this...i cant thank you guys enough for responding with your ideas/suggestions. we really, really appreciate it!!
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Old 06-15-2018, 03:48 PM   #7
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Man, sorry to hear. I'm glad it seems you've still got some options to explore. I'm no attorney and can't really offer any advice but certainly prayers and best wishes that you can get it turned around and find a reasonable solution. Stinks when bad things happen to good folks, hoping something positive can become of it.
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Another with no advice, but certainly wishing you the best. I'll also reiterate how fantastic and diverse this group of folks around here is - good call posting here.
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Old 06-15-2018, 07:43 PM   #9
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As many here, I also am unable to provide guidance that would be beneficial. I can though sympathies with, and acknowledge, the mental frustration you both have endured - your predicament hit close to home! We just went through something very similar, but not to the same magnitude.

Wife's first surgery this past September ended out leading to 3 additional major surgeries. Collectively about 5 weeks in the Hospital, almost 6 months away from work, and months of Physical therapy. We were also very fortunate her Company & Insurance were outstanding - Accommodating, Concerned, and Flexible beyond expectation.
Wish i could articulate words that would comfort, but in that absence I'm certainly hoping someone is able to provide direction that will.
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Old 06-18-2018, 04:12 AM   #10
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Please add me to the list of concerned and sympathetic to your wife's situation Shenrie---l I have no helpful contribution but hope you find any sort of relief or solution to all this.

While many of us have never met in person and may never ever there's no harm or imposition asking for help in any way we could collectively provide. You can see we're eager to assist even if not able to help directly.

I really wish I could do something, anything to help. Extend all our best wishes to your wife, hoping nothing but a great outcome to all this!

Please keep us informed and if there is anything we can do.
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