personal injury involving x-ray machine

my nephew had a vertical brake in his left ankle. It was operated on and set in a cast with screws on the outside. three weeks later his cast was removed to take x-rays. the x-ray machine fell directly on the brake, causing shifting of the bones the dr had set previously. He was then sked for another surgery where they had to re-open the incision and do another complete surgery. does he have a lawsuit?

Asked on July 1, 2009 under Personal Injury, Kentucky


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

Answered 11 years ago | Contributor

Although I am not admitted in Kentucky I can guess that yes, he does.  It may be difficult to asses what his damages are in this case (what is attributed to the first breakand what is attributed to the second break) but I am sure that there is some pain and suffering and additional time lost for recovery, etc.  Personal Injury consultations with attorneys are usually free.  Seek advice in your area from an attorney that is well respected and specializes in this area.  You can look here at to start.

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