Albuquerque, NM asked in Medical Malpractice for New Mexico

Q: Do I have a case?

I needed to go to the radiology lab for testing on my gallbladder. The hospital employee who was performing my tests asked me to walk over to the table that was a few steps away from the chair that he had me sitting in while he gave me the IV. After giving me an IV and fluid, I recall feeling a cold rush through my head trying to stand up. Next thing I remember, I was on the floor looking up at the employee. I had no idea that I had passed out trying to stand up, causing injury to myself. When I awoke, I felt pain on the back of my head and I could not see properly, my vision was blurry. The employee was asking me questions, trying to speak to me- I felt subconscious. He said he needed to cut my hair because it was caught in the wheel of an end table. The next morning I awoke with a cut and two bruises on my back. I have neck pain and headaches continuously growing over time. I can pin point the exact spot of pain on the back of my head where I feel that my head hit an object.

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Peter N. Munsing

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  • Wyomissing, PA

A: Get follow up care. You may or may not have had improper care. Would suggest you contact a member of the NMex Assn for Justice that handles medical cases--they give free consults. However, medical cases are extremely expensive so at this point most attorneys would say to wait and see what the fallout is.

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