Lawrenceville, GA asked in Medical Malpractice, Personal Injury and Wrongful Death for Georgia

Q: I have medical records documenting a fractured arm when my dad was transported by ambulance to the hospital.

My dad was transported from his brother's house to a hospital about 30 minutes away instead of a local hospital that was about 7 minutes away. The medical records states that my dad's arm was fractured at least 20 days prior to an ambulance being called. My dad was not properly cared for in my uncle's home. Rumor is that my dad was taken outside and hosed down because he wasn't able to bathe himself. If my siblings and I suspect abuse, why would we not have a case?

2 Lawyer Answers

Robert W. Hughes Jr.

  • Lawrenceville, GA
  • Licensed in Georgia

A: Your question presupposes lots of things that may not be facts, but just conjecture. If your father has been abused by anyone, he has a claim against thst person. You do not.

Peter N. Munsing

  • Medical Malpractice Lawyer
  • Wyomissing, PA

A: If your father passed the estate has a claim. Contact a member of the Ga. Trial Lawyers Assn --they give free consults. However if the uncle has no insurance, then unlikely there'd be any recovery unless he had homeowners. Possible claim if the state allowed him to be there --assuming they knew about it.

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