Woman seeks at least $5M in malpractice suit

Full story: Toledo Blade 21
Tricia Dold expected to be at Toledo Hospital overnight for a surgery to fix a degenerated disc in her neck. Full Story
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HumanTorch

Lake Ozark, MO

#1 Feb 11, 2008
So, he comes to Belleville to practice? He won't be touching me or anyone I care about.
The Thinker

Saint Peters, MO

#2 Feb 11, 2008
Wow, thanks for the heads up.

Also, according to the article, part of the lady's problems stemmed from the fact that she fell during a time when she was to be helped to walk by two members of the nursing staff, but only one person helped her.

Sounds like hospital understaffing is a widespread problem...I recall that understaffing at a Belleville hospital was mentioned in another thread here.
HumanTorch

Lake Ozark, MO

#3 Feb 11, 2008
Yep.
Tricia Dold

Seven Mile, OH

#4 Feb 17, 2008
Since my story was made public, less than 1 week ago, I have recieved calls from 2 indiviuals that were hurt my Dr. Yazdi, both surgery's were preformed at Toledo Hospital.

If any one has been hurt by this man please contact me, as I would like to start a support group. I sure felt better to know that people care about me and my family.

It has been a terrible year. My husband and I had one of those relationships that everyone envied, know we are just going through the motions. We lost what we had and I want my husband back along.

Tricia Dold
tdold@woh.rr.com
Tricia Dold

Seven Mile, OH

#5 Feb 25, 2008
Since my story was made public, less than 1 week ago, I have recieved calls from 2 indiviuals that were hurt my Dr. Yazdi, both surgery's were preformed at Toledo Hospital.

If any one has been hurt by this man please contact me, as I would like to start a support group. I sure felt better to know that people care about me and my family.

It has been a terrible year. My husband and I had one of those relationships that everyone envied, know we are just going through the motions. We lost what we had and I want my husband back along.

Tricia Dold
tdold@woh.rr.com
Tricia Dold

Seven Mile, OH

#6 Feb 27, 2008
I was stunned when I found out that he was practicing anywhere. What I have found out since I have been able to kind-of think, is that doctors can jump from state to state with no ramifications. They just pack up and move.

Tricia Dold
MushyMushy

Lake Ozark, MO

#8 Feb 28, 2008
People would be astonished at what "REALLY" goes on in hospitals. Many, many, many mistakes are covered up. It happens on a daily basis. Not only by docs, but, nursing also. But, let me also say this. There are really great medical professionals and then there are bad ones. It's the same as with any profession. The general public needs to do some research before employing a doctor or going to a hospital for a procedure. This is the best defense against being injured while in the care of another's hands. The more informed a patient is, the better the outcome.
Tricia Dold

Seven Mile, OH

#9 Feb 28, 2008
My husband and I did research Dr. Joseph Yazdi. We couldn't find anything on this person (I can't even call him a doctor anymore) nothing bad nothing good. We took it in good faith that "The Toledo Clinic" which is where my insurance company told me to go, would not employ a doctor that had any cases against him. I'm attemping to set up a support group for people that have been injured by doctors with a history of hurting people.

I'm also trying to get on the "OPRAH" Show a woman like Oprah with her power would really get the word out.

Joseph Yazdi is a bad man and needs to be stopped before he hurts someone else.

My spinal cord will never heal, I'm 37 and have to wear depends underwear because I can't control my bladder. Due to the numbness, being with my husband will never be the same. I take Viagra to help with blood flow when those special moments happen between my husband and I, but is doesn't work.

I can go on for quite a while about the symptoms but I won't.

If you know of a way to research Doctors please let me know. I would like to see what I should have seen over a year ago.

Thanks,
Tricia

Matt

Holmdel, NJ

#10 May 7, 2008
Well, I had a fusion surgery in 2003 from him and he was recommended as "the guy". The truth is I have ALWAYS had pain since and figured it was just the way it is. Now I am wondering a bit more about why the scar is so much bigger than the doctors I have seens since think it should be. I want to talk to you and get more info.
Matthew R.
ps: I also am in no better shape pain-wise than I was before I had the surgery.
mattr@graf-it.net
MushyMushy

Saint Louis, MO

#11 May 9, 2008
Matt wrote:
Well, I had a fusion surgery in 2003 from him and he was recommended as "the guy". The truth is I have ALWAYS had pain since and figured it was just the way it is. Now I am wondering a bit more about why the scar is so much bigger than the doctors I have seens since think it should be. I want to talk to you and get more info.
Matthew R.
ps: I also am in no better shape pain-wise than I was before I had the surgery.
mattr@graf-it.net
Those are "red flags." Get an opinion from another surgeon. They won't tattle on each other. But, if you still have a problem and it needs fixing, then, that's the only proof you need that something wasn't done right. Again, let me stress this. There are very good docs out there. And then, there are bad docs out there. It's a matter of finding the right one. The public puts their lives in these people's hands everyday. And, there is "really" no way of telling if you are going to employ a good doc or not. That information is very limited in doing research for finding a good doc. This needs to be changed. I believe that State Board of Professional Regulation has information on docs about weather they have been diciplined or not. You should try this site and anyone else interested. It's not much, but, may help when making an educated decision when choosing a good doctor.
MushyMushy

Saint Louis, MO

#12 May 9, 2008
I meant to say " The Illinois State Board of Professiona Regulation." Other states may have the same info on their licensed professionals.
James Oathout

Holland, OH

#13 Dec 4, 2008
Add me to the list This clown operated on me in 2004 (C1/C2 spinal fusion) and ruptured my vertebral artery. If his partner hadn't been operating in the next room and was available to help, I would not be sitting here writing this today. And, he never finished the surgery, just closed me up! I consulted with a good toledo malpractice attorney who said I had a good case on liability but unfortuneatly few damages: I was retired, and therefore no lost wages, and nearly all my medical expenses were covered by insurance. And, in Ohio, "pain and suffering" damages are awarded as a multiple of actual damages. No actual damages, no pain and suffering damages.
Do not let Yazdi operate on you!
davis

Maryland Heights, MO

#14 Apr 12, 2009
I'm so sory for all those who have posted their pain and persisting problems here, I can't imagine what it's like to be in constant pain and how upset I'd be. And I certainly don't mean to belittle anyone's experiences, but I must say this Dr. Yazdi saved my life. My car accident left me in such bad shape there was little chance I would survive, let alone walk. And today I am doing great, living an almost normal life with minor pain, all thanks to Dr. Yazdi. I hope the rest of you find some solutions to your problems and wish you all the best. I wonder if you would have had the same issues with another surgeon, but there's no way to know of course.
Sherry

Toledo, OH

#15 Apr 13, 2009
MushyMushy wrote:
People would be astonished at what "REALLY" goes on in hospitals. Many, many, many mistakes are covered up. It happens on a daily basis. Not only by docs, but, nursing also. But, let me also say this. There are really great medical professionals and then there are bad ones. It's the same as with any profession. The general public needs to do some research before employing a doctor or going to a hospital for a procedure. This is the best defense against being injured while in the care of another's hands. The more informed a patient is, the better the outcome.
This is so true. My Mother passed away last year when she acquired an infection at Toledo Hospital after her abdominal drainage tube had come out while she was moving from her transport bed to her room bed. We witnessed the entire incident and the nurses replaced it themselve rather than sending her back into surgery like they were supposed to. She died from a septic infection 8 weeks later after antibiotics failed. Toledo Hospital claims they followed the accepted standards of care. I will NEVER go to Toledo Hospital for any sort of surgery.
Sherry

Toledo, OH

#16 Apr 13, 2009
Regarding my comments above, you can find out details at www.sharongralak.com . There you will also find photos of her before her surgery up to her funeral. I didn't recognize my own Mother at her funeral and even went so far as to inquire whether it was really my mother's body that we were burying. She suffered a very painful death.
M Lee

Defiance, OH

#17 May 28, 2009
I am sorry for your misfortune. However, Dr. Yazdi is one of the best out there. Imperfection can and does befall us all. But the good Dr. was a blessing for me. Wish he was still in the area.
kaptainknaughts

Girard, IL

#18 Jun 20, 2012
WOW!! I really wish I had came accross this blog before I let Dr. Yazdi opperate on me. I had blown out my L5-L4 disc and was experiencing major pain on the whole right side of my body from the waiste down. He first suggested a fullblown fusion to solve the problem, also I was only 21 at the time. Being this accident happened while at work, workmans comp wanted to get an IME(second opinion). The IME concluded that a fusion was not they way to go about surgery so Dr. Yazdi performed a discectomy/laminectomy. After surgery I was stilll in a significant amount of pain, basically the same before i had had surgery. We went back to the drawing board and went with PT, spinal injections(which i had had too many to count both before and after surgery), chiropracter, and more imagaes taken. Finally he came to the conclusion that i had "mechanical" back pain and orderd the original fusion. Again the insurance sent me to another IME, thank god! The doctor who did the IME, was by far, a better doctor then Yazdi. I wish I had got to see him at first. THe IME dr had found that i had a pars fracture in the vertebrae where Yazdi had operated. Upon going back to see him about the pars fracture findings, Yazdi basically took offense to another doctor seeing me as well as his findings. He claims its a misreading and that there is no way he could of done it or that i coulnt of either. Now, of course, he wants to do a fusion once and for all. After reading more about him and my previous experience with surgery and yazdi im not so sure i wanna let this man touch me.Please if annyone has any suggestions or professional opinion contact me at thebarra_way07@yahoo.com ALSO THIS TOOK PLACE AT THE SOUTHERN ILLINOIS BRAIN AND SPINE CENTER, I HAD NO IDEA HE HAD EVEN PRACTICED ANYWHERE BEFORE!! THEY SURE DONT TELL YOU THIS INFO AND IT SHOULD BE MADE MORE READILY AVAILABLE!!!
teresa

United States

#19 Sep 4, 2012
I had L5S1 fusion on june 21 2012 by dr yazdi. my left leg and big toe was numb after surgery and it was blown off as anestesia and it will wear off. i kept complaing of this to all staff. the next day i finally got a ct scan and was found out that he had the screw on the nerve. nurses had me up and walking the day before with this problem, not listening to me of my complaints. that day i had to go back into surgery to fix the location of the screw. now i walk with a drop foot and it is horrible. i didn't have this problem when i went in. he is having me get an afo foot brace to help. but i don't know how much nerve damage or permanent damage is done.
Brian

Troy, IL

#20 Sep 4, 2012
Typical lawsuit hungry whiner
Oh well Belleville is the place to be for lawsuits...then you wonder why all the employers have left the area
Bill

Lees Summit, MO

#21 Sep 5, 2012
Wow

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