Tinnitus Caused by Inner Ear Surgery: Any Attorney Who Can Help Me File a Case Against the Doctor?

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    1. Ginagg738
      Hurting

      Ginagg738 Member

      Tinnitus Since:
      January 9, 2010
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Side affects from inner ear surgery
      Hello...

      My name is Gina and I need to know if there are any attorneys here who can help me with filing a case against a doctor.

      I had inner ear surgery September 26, 2019. After 3 follow-ups, I developed tinnitus. I was not told that it would be a side effect and had I known, I never would have had that surgery. Now, my life is a living hell because of this. Horns blowing, cicadas chirping, bells ringing, etc. I constantly cry. I am beyond depressed. I can't even get the doctor who performed my procedure, to help me at all. I can say so much more, but I'm going to leave it at that for the moment.

      So if anyone here can help me, I would really appreciate it.
       
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    2. DebInAustralia
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      DebInAustralia Member Benefactor Advocate

      Location:
      Geelong, Victoria
      Tinnitus Since:
      30/12/13
      So sorry to read this has happened to you Gina.

      What was the procedure you had done?
       
    3. AUTHOR
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      Ginagg738
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      Ginagg738 Member

      Tinnitus Since:
      January 9, 2010
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Side affects from inner ear surgery
      Sorry. My computer was acting up. The procedure I had was supposed to be a reconstruction of my eardrum. I'm not really sure what all he did, but another doctor told me that my surgery was not successful. That was totally devastating for me to hear. Also, the hole that I had in my eardrum is back.
       
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      Ginagg738
      Hurting

      Ginagg738 Member

      Tinnitus Since:
      January 9, 2010
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Side affects from inner ear surgery
      I just wanted to post an update on my tinnitus fight. I'm never going to just give up. I think doctors should be held accountable for not telling their patients what could happen to them in the advent that something goes wrong with surgery. In my case, FREAKING TINNITUS.

      It's been a nightmare, but I'm not giving up on my life.

      But, I do plan on holding this doctor accountable for what happened to me and then blowing me off after it happened. I sent 2 letters out last week to the hospital he works for and the clinic he works at. Both letters were addressed to the administrators. I want to see if they would like to come to an agreement without court, or we can go to court. Either way is fine with me. I plan to give my story to the media also, so others can be aware that this could happen to them. It's a shame you have to take drastic measures in order to get heard, but, whatever it takes, I'm going to do it. I have to live my life with this train wreck that I did not cause. But they are going to know that they are not going to get away with this. They will think twice about it happening to another patient.

      I'll keep you guys posted on what happens and I pray that all my tinnitus friends get better.
       
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      Ginagg738
      Hurting

      Ginagg738 Member

      Tinnitus Since:
      January 9, 2010
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Side affects from inner ear surgery
      This is the response from the letter I sent:

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    6. Mark79

      Mark79 Member

      Tinnitus Since:
      October 2019
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Ent
      Hi Gina,

      I feel for you because my story is similar to yours. I had surgery a month after you, an ENT inserted a tube into my right ear drum, ever since then I’ve had tinnitus. Prior to surgery the GP and the ENT never mentioned this procedure may cause tinnitus. Only just recently I’ve been thinking about taking legal action. I would be interested to know if there are any other tinnitus sufferers on the forum who have experienced something similar and sought compensation.

      Good luck and take care,

      Mark
       

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