You should contact an experienced medical malpractice attorney to determine whether you have a case and whether you are still within the time frame to file a lawsuit. Typically, you can file a lawsuit within one year of the malpractice. There are exceptions to this rule that an attorney can...Read more »
I got some implants. They look terrible and are terrible. 1 is infected and causing pain 1 appears to be drilled into another root. I gave the dentist a chance to correct his mistake and he never came up with any solution. That was 6 months r so ago. I finally ended up contacting my visa card and... Read more »
It would be best for you to contact an experienced medical malpractice attorney to review your case especially since a dentist mentioned to you that it may be malpractice. Please be aware that there is a statute of limitations (or a time limit) on when you can file a medical malpractice case which...Read more »
If you are a Kaiser member, then you have to pursue a suit against Kaiser through arbitration. You therefore cannot file a lawsuit in the superior court. You have 1 year from the date of knowledge to commence your acction (CCP 340.5).
You have at least two separate issues, the cost of her services and the failure to perform competently. Speak with a local attorney. [I litigate cases. Anything posted here must not be construed as legal advice, nor as grounds for forming an attorney-client relationship. You should seek an attorney...Read more »
I was pregnant when I went to the emergency department for lower abdominal pain. The doctor and OBGYN diagnosed the pregnancy as ectopic and treated for it the same day. Two weeks later I returned to the hospital to find out that they misdiagnosed me, the fetus was in my uterus and they gave me a... Read more »
You need a medical malpractice lawyer. Go to the top of this page and click on Find a Lawyer. Enter Medical Malpractice and Sacramento in the drop down menu. Call a few med-mal lawyers and pick the one you are most comfortable with. Good luck. Patrick Steinfeld
As mentioned above this person was making diagnosis prescribing medication making referrals and for all intent and purposes I was made to believe he was an Actual licensed MD but after year's of research discovered as of April that was not the case but infact he was a Registered Nurse and this... Read more »
Whether or not to use a lead apron for an X-ray would depend on what the standard of care for a dentist would be. If all other dentists use lead apron's for X-rays and one does not, that would be a deviation from the standard of care. To answer the question completely, one would need a dental...Read more »
The procedure was a heart valve clip. They misplaced the clip. Then, which is rare, they attempted to place a second clip, it failed. Now the heart has irreparable damage. Before the procedure they said I had about 10 years. They said that the procedure could add as much as another 10 years. Now... Read more »
Went in to have fractured tailbone assessed. 2 minutes before release, given another shot of Dilaudud, causing her respiratory to plummet. Kept in ER for 2 days then was admitted. Given no food or water for 3 full days, oxygen glow rate set 15 ml higher than the FDA advised maximum amount... Read more »
I've been with my wife for over 10 years most of which she struggled with depression. But over the last five years in particular she switched a new doctor. And ever since medical issue or hospital visit, with the exception of a broken arm from skateboarding has been a risk of side effects from... Read more »
Many medications have terrible side effects, unfortunately. That said, you should speak with a local attorney. [I litigate cases. Anything posted here must not be construed as legal advice, nor as grounds for forming an attorney-client relationship. You should seek an attorney for formal legal...Read more »
On April 10, 2022 I went to the ER with abdominal pain. I was treated and sent home. Two days later I developed a terrible migraine and pain in my left eye so I went back to the ER. Again, treated and released. Next day I went back to the ER with the same problem. That's when they decided to... Read more »
I am very sorry that you have been through that. In California, if a hospital is negligent in its treatment of a patient, you can sue for monetary damages and recover a significant amount of money. This is called "medical malpractice." I would be happy to assist you with your case. Please...Read more »
Small claims is capped at $10,000. You may be able to amend your original pleading to add the new claims. Filing a separate claim in small claims court may not work; the opposing party may make a motion to combine, i.e. "Join," the claims together to promote judicial economy.
My husband broke his foot in 5 places and was sent away from the emergency room in Blythe CA. The Doctor he saw in Yuma AZ that did the surgery said he should have been admitted and had the surgery done immediately. He had to wait several weeks for the swelling to get down enough for the surgery.
Interestingly cross-jurisdictional case. The claims against the doctor may need to be brought in Arizona (you'll need a licensed Arizona attorney for help with that) while the claims against the emergency room/hospital would likely need to be brought in California. [I litigate cases. Anything...Read more »
Late last year in 2021, my mother who was 80 years old and lives in Brentwood, CA underwent a surgery at Stanford Hospital in Palo Alto to try and stop the shaking in her hands. They placed rods in her head with a device in her chest that would allow my mom to control her shaking. Early this year,... Read more »
Sorry to hear this. More information is needed, but don't share it here. Speak with a local medical practice attorney. [I litigate cases. Anything posted here must not be construed as legal advice, nor as grounds for forming an attorney-client relationship. You should seek an attorney for...Read more »
Our 2 year old fell off chair, we bring him to emergency room for X-rays. They say everything is fine. I can tell a week later it’s not fine, schedule online appointment with his regular doctor. He looks at the same X-rays tells me his clavicle is clearly broken all the way through. My 2 year old... Read more »
A California attorney could advise best, but your question remains open for three weeks. I'm sorry for your family's ordeal. The most reliable way to answer your question would be to reach out to med mal firms to try to arrange a free initial consult. That's the norm in the industry....Read more »
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