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2 Answers | Asked in Medical Malpractice and Personal Injury for Virginia on
Q: I had hip replacement surgery with a resultant estimated 700 cc hematoma and was only placed on baby aspirin post op.

I had hip replacement surgery with a resultant estimated 700 cc hematoma and was only placed on baby aspirin post op. Developed large bilateral pulmonary emboli leading to a secondary hospitalization. I'm a former ICU charge nurse and then anesthetist, this shouldn't have happened.

Gail N. Friend
Gail N. Friend
answered on May 17, 2024

Being that you have clinical knowledge and have already reached opinions about the medical care, to make sure you are within the statute of limitations for filing suit -- ABSOLUTELY, seek out an attorney who has proven experience with OB cases... they are generally located in large cities where... View More

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3 Answers | Asked in Health Care Law, Medical Malpractice and Personal Injury for Texas on
Q: Do I have a case?

On Sept. 20, 2023 I took a bad fall and shattered my left femur in half and tore ligaments in my left foot along with fracturing 2 metatarsals and broke 4 toes on my right foot. Surgery had to be delayed until Sept. 23 due to damaging my kidneys and needing a blood transfusion. So all along up... View More

Gail N. Friend
Gail N. Friend
answered on May 13, 2024

Based on the information you provided, your injuries occurred 8 months ago, due to trauma significant enough to fracture bones in both extremities, complicated by infection. What you did not provide is information about your underlying medical conditions, and prior medical history. We also have... View More

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2 Answers | Asked in Health Care Law and Medical Malpractice for California on
Q: What do I do if a health care Technician is going around giving out my medical status?
Gail N. Friend
Gail N. Friend
answered on May 6, 2024

Your statement is very brief.

HIIPAA and state laws prevent any health care person regardless of the level of practice, from disclosing a patient/resident's personal and medical information . If you are in a health care facility or hospital you (as a resident or patient) have the...
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2 Answers | Asked in Civil Rights, Medical Malpractice and Personal Injury for Virginia on
Q: What would you call it when you're in the er for treatment yet the doctor dismisses your pain and won't do xrays?

I was also adequate hydration for being dehydrated. And the cutting of of my clothes at least an hour later and still did nothing for the injuries. The next shift had to help me get dirty out of my wounds. I was sedated asking questions about my treatment

Gail N. Friend
Gail N. Friend
answered on May 2, 2024

Generally there is an approximate 2 year statute of limitations for bringing a lawsuit. Based on the information you provided you need to talk with a medical malpractice attorney. Suggest that you or someone on your behalf immediately use this website to search for a "medical malpractice... View More

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3 Answers | Asked in Medical Malpractice and Personal Injury for New Mexico on
Q: Have meniscus root tear, because delay of ordering mri my knee is close to needing replacement.

I have numerous acts of negligence perpetuated by Dr's. My knee is just my final straw, it's time for someone to be held accountable. My left meniscus tore in June or July 2023. I was treated terribly at unm er. Soon after I knew my right knee was injured and definitely worse. My primary... View More

Gail N. Friend
Gail N. Friend
answered on May 2, 2024

This answer is based on information provided by you, which alone is insufficient to determine that your circumstances have met the requirements of a medical malpractice case. That is because a medical malpractice case requires legal elements which must be proven by medical expert opinion(s),... View More

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3 Answers | Asked in Medical Malpractice and Personal Injury for California on
Q: Started full mouth implant on 6/26/21 They are still working on me to finish the job. Appointment 5/2/24. What can I do.

Implants 6/2621,7/7/21 1 implant infected. Script for antibiotics and rinse went away but came back. Was on antibiotics for 6 months until surgeon exposed implants 1/18/22 and removed imbuments " NO MORE INFECTION" only had 4of the right size healing Post (I paid for 8). Lost my taste.... View More

Gail N. Friend
Gail N. Friend
answered on Apr 30, 2024

Your questions appear to be asking whether there is a dental malpractice claim against the dentist and/or his practice. Therefore, the following are recommendations:

Since you just started a full mouth implant process, and you have conferred with your dentist about your complaints, and...
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2 Answers | Asked in Medical Malpractice for Pennsylvania on
Q: Good morning . I have a medical malpractice. The lawyer, I had never handled and medical malpracti

He told me the case was over, but I get a letter in the mail to come to court. When I go to court the judge tell me to see if I can find a new lawyer

Gail N. Friend
Gail N. Friend
answered on Apr 28, 2024

Based on the the information you provided:

The Agreement between you and the attorney includes obligations for you as well as the attorney. Review that agreement and determine whether all have been met. Generally, you must provide documents, information, timely respond to questions,...
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1 Answer | Asked in Medical Malpractice for Ohio on
Q: I need someone to represent me for medical malpractice in ohio

I have called several lawyers about my medical issue. All of them but one have told me that it is too hard to take a malpractice case because it's not worth it. I understand that maybe my issue was not that important to them but it is to myself and family. Everybody is willing to represent me... View More

Gail N. Friend
Gail N. Friend
answered on Apr 26, 2024

If "everyone/attorney" is willing to handle your case under worker's comp -- if your case occurred because you were injured while you were in the scope of your employment, then you need to ask more questions. employee compensation for injuries is covered by law that is different... View More

2 Answers | Asked in Medical Malpractice for Texas on
Q: I passed out in a hospital and fell and broke my hip. They said not a surgical candidate. Sent me to a nursing home.

I'm 55

Gail N. Friend
Gail N. Friend
answered on May 6, 2024

Since this message indicates You are in Texas; you may call Nurse Attorney Gail Friend at Friend & Associates as there are medical issues involved in your question. That is, expedited treatment of a fractured hip is the usual standard, Unless you were in the hospital because of underlying... View More

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1 Answer | Asked in Medical Malpractice for Indiana on
Q: Is Medical malpractice with insurance companies possible?
Gail N. Friend
Gail N. Friend
answered on May 6, 2024

Your question is confusing. Are you asking whether an insurance company can commit medical malpractice?

or

Can you obtain medical malpractice insurance?

As to the first -- medical malpractice pertains to healthcare providers and practitioners.

As to the second -...
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1 Answer | Asked in Medical Malpractice for North Carolina on
Q: Do I have a claim for not being watched by the nurses in the hospital after surgery for amputation and fell broke hip?

I live in NC, and it happened in Texas

Gail N. Friend
Gail N. Friend
answered on May 3, 2024

I would suggest a medical malpractice attorney free consultation to obtain additional information .

You man contact my office, 1-888-352-0726 Or my direct number is 713-256-6524

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