Dr. C, a podiatrist / podiatric surgeon, was successfully practicing in Texas prior to the injury which caused his disability. During a routine blood draw, the phlebotomist taking Dr. C’s blood sample mistakenly injected the needle too deep into Dr. C’s right arm. Dr. C immediately felt shooting and burning pain radiating down his right arm and into his hand. In the weeks that followed, Dr. C experienced severe burning and tingling in his right arm. Dr. C consulted with a colleague in the hospital, a hand specialist, who explained that it was likely that the phlebotomist had injured his median nerve during the blood draw. The hand specialist advised Dr. C that if his symptoms did not resolve within a few weeks to come back and see him.

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