What can I do regarding improper treatment for an ankle fracture?
Question Details: About 4 years ago, I missed the last 3 steps of a staircase that was not properly lit and fractured my ankle. It was what they referred to as an avulsion fracture as it involved ligaments being pulled enough to cause a crack in the bone. I was referred to an orthopedic doctor who placed me in a walking boot but who never X-rayed the ankle in his office. The day I was set to stop wearing the boot, he simply came in, glanced at it and left. I continued walking on it despite pain and have consulted several doctors since then. I have had at least 2 X-rays done on the ankle and arthritis has developed. However, no one ever seemed concerned when I mentioned that I had an additional bone sticking out from the top of my foot. I've recently been seeing a chiropractor who has been helping me manage my pain by realigning the bone. I explained to her my experiences and she was concerned as she could tell by just looking at the foot that something was wrong. Do I have a medical malpractice case? And, if I do, who should I file against?