Asheville, NC asked in Medical Malpractice for Tennessee

Q: why does the hospital think they don't treat or practice medicine when I complaind about the care she had?

my wife was diagnosed with a sinus infection when she was complaining of severe stomach pain. but instead we went to another hospital and was told her Gallbladder was bad and had gallstones. had 2 surgeries to take it out. but when I called the original hospital and complained about the care she received I was sent a letter stating that hospitals don't treat or care for patients or practice medicine. I am confused by this....

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Tim Akpinar
Tim Akpinar
  • Medical Malpractice Lawyer
  • Little Neck, NY

A: Your wife could show the letter to a medical malpractice attorney and ask them about her legal rights/remedies in light of the diagnosis for a sinus infection when the condition was in fact gallstones. Whether or not an attorney determined that there was a viable cause of action, she could at least learn what deadlines and statutes of limitations she would need to take action before to preserve her legal rights.

Tim Akpinar

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