Little bit of backstory:
DS1 broke his arm (actually, the radius and the ulna) on March 15. A long arm cast was put on March 16th. The dr removed the cast on April 6, saying the bones had enough callous on them to go cast-free after only 3 weeks.
Here we are, a few short weeks later... and DS1 broke his arm AGAIN. Same bones, SAME SPOTS. The ER dr pulled the xray from the ortho's office (I got to see it) and said "Wow... that cast shouldn't have been taken off so soon..." - the bones were where they were supposed to be, but you could still see the gap between them. They were nowhere near healed.
Here's my thing... Should I file a malpractice suit against the ortho who removed the cast too early? It's my thinking that if the cast had stayed on, the arm would've had more time to heal, therefore simply falling and catching ones self SHOULDN'T have resulted in the severe break that we have now. This time around, his xray looked like pick-up sticks. When they held his arm upright to splint it, his arm kinda folded over like soggy bread. I am devastated. The procedure to manipulate the bones back into position should only take 15-20 min... it took over an hour. He had to be sedated TWICE - and he still may need surgery (we will find out on Monday).
I'm not sure if we want any monetary compensation - I just want this ortho to know he made a mistake, and I really believe he owes my son an apology.