Kansas City, MO asked in Medical Malpractice for Kansas

Q: I went to St Joseph’s emergency room. with a swollen leg and in pain. They did an ultra sound to see if I had a blood c

Clot. I was told I didn’t have one. 3 days later with horrible pain. I went to my doctor. I was told St Joseph’s did the wrong ultra sound to find a blood clot. After an ultra sound at St Luke’s I did have a clot. I was sent to St Luke’s emergency room. Do I have a case against St Joseph hospital.

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

A: I'm sorry for your ordeal. It's difficult to answer your question based on these brief facts. You could consult with a Kansas med mal attorney who could request your medical records and review them with a medical professional. A jury is not going to go by, "they did the wrong ultrasound." They're going to go by a complete review of the records by a medical professional and they're going to be given instructions as to whether the testing or lack of testing at St. Joseph's amounted to a breach of duty of medical care on the part of the hospital and its staff. If the damages you suffered in terms of injury/disability is in proportion with the costs of litigating the matter, an attorney would be able to consider representing you on a contingency basis. Good luck

Tim Akpinar

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