Elizabethtown, KY asked in Medical Malpractice for Minnesota

Q: Do you think I have a good chance of winning a lawsuit for medical malpractice and pain and suffering?

The nursing home didn't call a ambulance and told me to just ellivate it and ice it when my whole leg was swollen red and hot to the touch because I had a major infection growing all over my three metal plates and 18 screws in my leg! If it wouldn't of been for my cardiologist seeing it and admitting me into the hospital and having emergency surgery to get all the metal removed, I could have lost my leg or even died from the leg infection!

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2 Lawyer Answers

Robert D. Kreisman

  • Medical Malpractice Lawyer
  • Chicago, IL

A: The case of medical malpractice is about the negligence which includes damages. Most of these cases are enormously expenses to prosecute. It seems from your description of your possible case that you have made a decent recovery. In my opinion, this would not be a case we would take on. Please don't be discouraged. Perhaps you will find another attorney in your area with a different view. Much depends on how you end up after the ordeal you went through.

Tim Akpinar

  • Medical Malpractice Lawyer
  • Little Neck, NY

A: It's good your cardiologist was alert in identifying the urgency of your situation. You could learn more about the prospects for such a case by consulting with a medical malpractice attorney in your state. In general, attorneys don't present odds for the outcome of a case, but if an attorney could review your medical records, she or he could get a better idea of the breach of duty here and ensuing damages.

Tim Akpinar

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