Do I have a case against the hospital whose ER doctor incorrectly set my dislocated elbow?
Question Details: About 2years ago (my state's statute of limitations being 3 years), I suffered a dislocated elbow during a soccer game. When I got to the ER the doctor tried to set it 6 times before he got it to stay. It turns out that you can't just yank a dislocated elbow back into place like a shoulder. You have to pull it up and around the joint to set it correctly. Months later, the swelling went down and I noticed that the affected elbow looked very different from my other. It now clicks and grinds, which will likely necessitate corrective surgery. I'm still paying off the bill from the initial ER visit, which was steep. I'm wondering if I can litigate against that hospital for their practice that night so that I can pay for a corrective surgery in the future. I will call that hospital to request the medical records.