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Larry Pearson & Kim Pearson v. Eric Lin, M.D. [Shared]

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Larry Pearson & Kim Pearson v. Eric Lin, M.D.
Timeline of Treatment for
Larry Pearson
Aug, 2010
Dr. Okimoto

Sep, 2010
Dr. Okimoto

Nov, 2010
Dr. Okimoto

Jun, 2011
Dr. Okimoto

Jul, 2011
Dr. Okimoto

NO REPORTED LOWER-BACK OR LEG SYMPTOMS
Oct 20, 2011
Dr. Okimoto

Dr. Okimoto:
No
 lower back pain.
No
 leg numbness.
No
 leg weakness.
No
 leg tingling.
Reported neck and shoulder pain.
NO
 REPORTED LOWER-BACK OR LEG SYMPTOMS.
Reported Neck and Shoulder Pain
Oct/Nov, 2011
Larry Pearson

Larry's Description of Symptoms
Mild numbness, weakness, and tingling intermittently.
No
 right leg symptoms.
Larry's Description of Symptoms
Oct 27, 2011
Dr. Okimoto

Consult Request
FIRST Medical Record mention leg weakness, numbness, or pain.
Consult Request
Nov 2, 2011
Dr. Lin

Dr Lin 1st Visit
Pain is defined as numbness pins and needles burning - left leg only, intermittent. Sometimes down to foot.
NO RIGHT LEG PROBLEMS
Dr Lin 1st Visit
Nov 11, 2011
Dr. Lin

Dr. Lin Recommends Fusion Surgery
Dr. Lin offered 
ONLY
 options: Injections 
or
 surgery.
Dr. Lin recommended surgery.
Dr. Lin Recommends Fusion Surgery
Dec 1, 2011
Dr. Lin

Scheduled Surgery (Postponed)
Scheduled Surgery by Dr. Lin.
Scheduled Surgery (Postponed)
Dec 20, 2011
Myrlee Appel (Cuiching), P.A.

Pre-Op Office Visit
Pre-Operative History and Physical, “Rest improves his symptoms.”
Pre-Op Office Visit
Dec 29, 2011
Myrlee Appel (Cuiching), P.A.

Pre-Op Office Visit
Pre-Operative History and Physical, “Rest improves his symptoms.”
Pre-Op Office Visit
L5-S1 diskectomy fusion
1st Surgery
Dec 29, 2011
Dr Lin

- 1st Surgery
Dr. Lin recommends delay for revision surgery for FIVE DAYS to first "Non-Holiday Operating Room Day" - the following Tuesday, January 3, 2012
Dr. Lin Recommends Delay for Revision Surgery
Dec 29, 2011
Larry Pearson
Dec 30, 2011
CT – Lumbar Spine
Dec 31, 2011
Dr. Lin
Fracture at L5
Dr. Lin Acknowledges Bone Fragments on Nerve Root shown in CT
Dec 31, 2011
Dr Lin
Dr. Lin Recommends Delay for Revision Surgery
Dec 31, 2011
Dr Lin
Dr. Lin gets consent for surgery 2
Dr. Lin gets consent for revision surgery.  Larry reports pain as 9 out of 10 on pain scale.
Dr. Lin
gets consent for surgery 2
Dec 31, 2011
Nursing Notes
Larry continues to report extreme pain
Larry reports pain level is 10 out of 10 on pain scale.
Larry
continues to report extreme pain
Jan 2, 2012
Dr Lin
Larry continues to report extreme pain
Day 4 Post-Op: Larry continued to have right hip and proximal thigh pain, 
"which was stable before surgery."
 - Dr. Lin
Larry continues to report extreme pain
Jan 3, 2012
Dr Lin
Extremity Radiculitis
"Larry Pearson had severe right lower extremity radiculitis.  CT demonstrated osteophytes had displaced into L5-S1 lateral recess and foramen." -Dr. Lin
Extremity Radiculitis
Revision, bone removal, Right L5-S1 micro-foraminotomy.
2nd Surgery
Jan 3, 2012
Dr Lin
2nd Surgery
Jan 5, 2012
Discharge from Hospital
Jan 23, 2012
Dr Fralick
Improvement
Resolution of left side radicular symptoms,
New onsite (after Surgery 1) right lower extremity pain – 50% improvement after Surgery 2.
Improvement
Dec 19, 2012
Dr Delamarter
Pain & Distress
Pain & Distress
May 6, 2013
Dr Kroph
3rd Surgery
Recurrent severe lumbar spinal stenosis, removal osteophite underneath L5 nerve root.
3rd Surgery
Aug 13, 2013
Dr Paicius
Limited Activities
Pain 9/10.
Daily activities limited 90%.
Limited Acitivities
Sep 9, 2013
Dr Paicius
Back Pain Improvement
Lower back pain better – 9/10. Unchanged pain in hips 9/10.
Lower Back Improvement
Oct 15, 2013
Dr Paicius
Unchanged Hip Pain
Unchanged pain in hips 9/10.
Unchanged Hip Pain
Nov 12, 2013
Dr Paicius
Unchanged Hip Pain
Unchanged pain in hips 9/10.
Unchanged Hip Pain
Dec 10, 2013
Dr Kroph’s P.A.
Severe Pain
Pain 7/10, within an hour of not taking meds, he is in severe pain.
Severe Pain
Dec 12, 2013
Dr Paicius
Spinal Cord Stimulator
Installation of Spinal Cord Stimulator for pain relief.
Spinal Cord Stimulator
Jul 1, 2014
Dr Paicius
Hip Pain
Hip Pain
Aug, 2010 - Oct 27, 2011
Oct 20, 2011
Oct/Nov, 2011
Oct 27, 2011
Nov 2, 2011
Nov 11, 2011
Dec 1, 2011
Dec 20, 2011
Dec 29, 2011
Dec 29, 2011
Dec 31, 2011
Dec 31, 2011
Dec 31, 2011
Jan 2, 2012
Jan 3, 2012
Jan 3, 2011
Jan 23, 2012
Dec 19, 2012
May 6, 2013
Aug 13, 2013
Sep 9, 2013
Oct 15, 2013
Nov 12, 2013
Dec 12, 2013
Jul 1, 2014
Reported Neck and Shoulder Pain
15 DAYS
1st medical record
with any leg symptoms and
Dr. Lin
recommends
fusion surgery
Post-Operatively extreme pain, thought his hips were broken, asked if he had been dropped from the operating table.
Larry Wakes From Surgery With 
NEW, DIFFERENT, AND EXTREME PAIN
Dec 29, 2011
Larry Wakes From Surgery With 
NEW, DIFFERENT, AND EXTREME PAIN
Fracture at L5
Dec 30, 2011
Dr. Lin's first review of CT scan showing fracture on nerve root
Dr. Lin Acknowledges Bone Fragments on Nerve Root shown in CT
Dec 31, 2011
Shows fracture at L5, displaced into Spinal Canal.
Excruciating pain, acute distress. Larry is “well aware this may be a permanent injury to the right nerve root.” Suggested third surgery: posterior decompression and exploration with a foraminotomy.
Dec 10, 2013
Pain 7/10 in hips.
No Reported Lower-Back or Leg Symptoms
Dr. Okimoto:
No
 lower back pain.
No
 leg numbness.
No
 leg weakness.
No
 leg tingling.
Aug, 2010
No Reported Lower-Back or Leg Symptoms
Sep, 2010
Dr. Okimoto:
No
 lower back pain.
No
 leg numbness.
No
 leg weakness.
No
 leg tingling.
No Reported Lower-Back or Leg Symptoms
Nov, 2010
Dr. Okimoto:
No
 lower back pain.
No
 leg numbness.
No
 leg weakness.
No
 leg tingling.
No Reported Lower-Back or Leg Symptoms
Jun, 2011
Dr. Okimoto:
No
 lower back pain.
No
 leg numbness.
No
 leg weakness.
No
 leg tingling.
No Reported Lower-Back or Leg Symptoms
Jul, 2011
Dr. Okimoto:
No
 lower back pain.
No
 leg numbness.
No
 leg weakness.
No
 leg tingling.
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