Miami, FL asked in Medical Malpractice for Florida

Q: can you sue a nurse assistant for infection of possibly used needle. if your celibate for 8 years no diseases

what if you didn't pay attention to nurse assistant because her back facing me when she took the items out of red tool box she placed by the sink. it happened October 2, and went to emergency room on October 9 because of no appetite and dehydrated. was giving 2 ivs and blood work and urine test and another test for infection. but everything was fine. I'm still have small appetite and loss some weight. i don't want to accuse the nurse assistant. I'm planning on getting std test this Wednesday just to make sure. plus I'm celibate for 8 years no diseases. if something comes back. what would be the necessary steps and process i would have to take

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2 Lawyer Answers
Terrence H Thorgaard
Terrence H Thorgaard
  • Freeeport, FL
  • Licensed in Florida

A: It's not clear what you saw; if you do test positive for something I'm not sure that you have enough evidence.

Charles M.  Baron
Charles M. Baron
  • Hollywood, FL
  • Licensed in Florida

A: If the nurse assistant was negligent (careless), and that directly caused you to be infected, you have a potential medical malpractice claim. That necessarily WOULD entail you blaming the nurse assistant, for which her employer may be held responsible, under the doctrine of vicarious liability.

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