Asked in Personal Injury and Products Liability for Colorado

Q: My father was injured. An automatic door in a hospital bathroom threw him and caused a bunch of bruising. What can he d

This happened on March 23, 2020. He hasnt been able to walk right since. He went to the ER where he was treated for his pain. He is waiting to get an appointment with a neurologist.

1 Lawyer Answer
James Avery
James Avery
  • Products Liability Lawyer
  • Denver, CO
  • Licensed in Colorado

A: Of course the matter should have been reported and recorded in the medical record. Get a copy and expect a call from Risk Management. Beware of quick settlements if there is possible long term disability and even future surgery. Settlements are final. You have 6 months to file a formal claim if a Government hospital and 2 years if private. Get a lawyer if it’s a serious injury.

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