Sacramento, CA asked in Health Care Law, Personal Injury and Medical Malpractice for California

Q: I fractured both my elbows around the second week of October 2022. Emergency Room - Methodist Hospital of Sacramento

They didn't diagnose me incorrectly they only looked at one elbow instead of both. They told me it wasn't fractured. Which it is fractured. And now my main Dr/nurse practitioner and the office seem to be dragging there feet. I didn't get informed about the referral for an MRI for my left elbow. Got the X-ray for my right elbow. They submitted a referral for an orthopedic surgeon. They didn't give him all my insurance information only half of it. What's the orthopedic surgeon they submitted it to won't accept me because the insurance I'm with. Now I have to wait longer for a new referral. Do I have a case? What should I do?

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

A: A California attorney could advise best, but your question remains open for four weeks. No one here would be able to answer your question about whether you have a case. An attorney would need to review the file. Med mal law firms typically offer free initial consults. You could reach out to law firms to try to arrange one - that would be the most reliable way to answer your question. Good luck

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