Q: I was put in a coma for 3 weeks without informed consent they lied on my medical records and lied to my fiance and mom
They told my fiance and mom they had to put me in the coma because I was threatening to hurt myself or others which was a total lie but in my medical records it says I had respiratory failure which was also a lie I ended up getting MRSA and pneumonia because they didn't clean the feeding tube they made me sigh something right after I got out of the coma I still don't know what it was I have brain damage because of this they damaged my urethra when they tried putting in a catheter the wrong way I had terrible pain and suffering I needed another surgery and a second catheter and pee bag they made me sit in my own feces for hours at a time I had diaper rash it was absolutely terrible I still have brain damage and memory loss please help me figure out exactly why they did this to me
A: Sorry to hear what happened to you. If you wish to pursue a medical malpractice lawsuit, you will need to obtain copies of your medical / hospital records and speak with an experienced medical malpractice attorney so that they can have them reviewed by an appropriate expert. Almost all of them offer a free consultation. You can find many excellent attorneys using the Find a Lawyer tab on the JUSTIA homepage. Keep in mind that the statute of limitations for malpractice lawsuits in New York (i.e., the time by which a lawsuit must be filed) is 2.5 years from the date of malpractice.
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