Q: I went to an ER severe headache and pressure behind left eye. They treated me for sinusitis and discharged me. I advised
The treatment did not help and was crying because of the pain. They basically booted me out the door. (3-31-21) On 4-10-21 My 13yr old son had to call an ambulance for me as I could no longer recognize him or my daughter. I don't remember any of that. What the "sinusitis" turned out to be was brain lesions all over ranging in size and shape. I was hospitalized for tests to determine what is causing them etc I emailed a complaint to the original ER (I work at that hospital) and got a call from their patient relations and he sent me an email asking me to sign some paperwork? They did a cat scan when I went on 3-31 but found "nothing" but when I went to the other hospital my head light up like a firework show? Is this something I should just sign without a lawyer cuz I could have died (worse case)
A: I'm sorry but I don't practice in this area of the law. A couple of Sioux City area attorneys who might be able to help you include Bob Tiefenthaler at 712/252/5080 in Sioux City and Bob Stahle at 402/494/3012. There are many more attorneys in the Omaha area which it appears is where you are from. You might try an online search there for medical malpractice attorneys. Don't wait too long to make contact. Good luck.
A Nebraska attorney could best advise, but it looks like you are anxiously awaiting some guidance on what to do with the form you received. I recommend that you have a quick consult with a Nebraska med mal attorney before signing anything. From your brief description, it isn't clear what they sent you. It could be a HIPAA authorization on which the hospital needs your signature to request your complete medical file to better evaluate what care you need... or it could be something else. No one can say, based on your post.
So in summary, reach out to a Nebraska med mal attorney. Attorneys who handle these types of matters often provide free initial consults. During COVID, it's possible you could consult with a law firm and present the documents you were provided with without leaving your home, over Zoom or over the phone. You could search for attorneys, as Mr. Bottaro says, online through the Omaha area. You could also use the tab above, Find-a-Lawyer. Good luck
Julie Fowler agrees with this answer
A: You should promptly get in contact with a local attorney who handles medical malpractice cases. The attorney will need to go through the specifics of your case and paperwork with you to advise you. You likely want to get legal advice before signing anything. You should seek advice promptly as you may waive some of your rights if you wait too long.
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