Palmdale, CA asked in Civil Rights, Medical Malpractice and Wrongful Death for California

Q: Mother died in hospital due to severe medical negligence.

Went in to have fractured tailbone assessed. 2 minutes before release, given another shot of Dilaudud, causing her respiratory to plummet. Kept in ER for 2 days then was admitted. Given no food or water for 3 full days, oxygen glow rate set 15 ml higher than the FDA advised maximum amount guidelines, hyperinflating her lungs, causing damage. Acquired a super imposed bacterial pneumonia, and Sepsis, along with a fever of 103.8, and only treatment to counter it was ice packs! Was denied antibiotics until 20 mins before she died. Stated Code Blue was called, yet no CPR or paddles started until 4 minutes later. The official time of death noted by doctor supposedly there is 10 mins prior to what is noted on the code sheet, and 2 minutes different than what the respiratory personnel person states. Given experimental drugs to be WITHOUT informed consent, b or right of refusal. I was her Durable Power Of Attorney, and I was asked nothing. Medical record prove it! Why are lawyers shying away?

1 Lawyer Answer
Dale S. Gribow
Dale S. Gribow
  • Criminal Law Lawyer
  • Palm Desert, CA
  • Licensed in California

A: this is not a case i would handle.

however, there are lot of reasons for rejecting a case.

most of my friends who do med mal will not take a case worth less than $1Million dollars.

they are very costly to litigate.......if you offer to front costs they may take it.

keep calling other med mal lawyers, but all the refusals are an indication it is either not a good case or a case that doesn't have enough value.

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