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1 Answer | Asked in Medical Malpractice for Missouri on
Q: Mom went to her dr multiple times in 2016.Told her she was diabetic.Later xr’d her back said it’s a mess.

Is there a case for medical malpractice? Diagnosed Oct 2017 with metastatic breast cancer in her bones. She died Dec 8, 2018. Her dr never mentioned breast cancer. Her calcium level was dangerously high so our local hospice. Rushed her to st lukes. She was diagnosed then. Her dr only said her back... Read more »

Todd N. Hendrickson
Todd N. Hendrickson answered on Feb 20, 2019

It is impossible to tell from the information you've given. The X-ray of her back--did it reveal that breast cancer had spread to her back? Was that when the breast cancer was first diagnosed? Were there indications consistent with breast cancer before then?

1 Answer | Asked in Civil Litigation and Medical Malpractice for Missouri on
Q: Can an esthetician in Missouri under the supervision of a M.D or D.O. perform esthetic injections?
Todd N. Hendrickson
Todd N. Hendrickson answered on Apr 25, 2017

I have never specifically researched the issue, but given the limits of typical esthetician training, I seriously doubt it. If one has performed injections on you, it may be malpractice on the part of the esthetician and the supervising physician. Whether it is a viable malpractice case may depend... Read more »

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Q: can you sue for doctor not knowing patient has a tongue tie? When patient has severe feeding issues?

My son was born at 33 weeks spent 5 weeks in the hospital. He was there because he had feeding issues. Had to feed him sitting straight up nipple of bottle could only have a little milk at a time or he would choke. Why didn't they look inside his mouth and see he was tongue tied?

Todd N. Hendrickson
Todd N. Hendrickson answered on Apr 20, 2017

The question is whether this has caused some permanent damage to your son. If not, if the damage was restricted to the 5 weeks, then this is unlikely to be a viable medical malpractice case.

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