Q: Can I sue my doctor for negligence after a cortozine shot that left me paralysis for few mins
I went for injection for my neck pain .after the injection my body was numb I couldn't feel my arms or finger for like 5 mins .so I didn't have a driver to take me home so I drove and park some were cause I was scared .so I manage to call my wife and told her about the situation. So she drove me home. I feel they hit a nerve that cause paralysis for a few mins.my side on my back and lower feel numbs as of the shot.
You can sue your doctor for medical malpractice if his actions fell below the standard of care for a practitioner in his field of medicine.
You will need to present expert testimony from another practitioner in the same field as to what the standard of care is, how your doctor’s actions fell below that standard, and that his actions proximately caused your legally compensable damages.
The other practitioner is most often an expert witness you will hire and pay for. Expect to pay $5,000 for the initial report required when you file your lawsuit and another $25,000 +/- for a deposition and trial testimony.
From your description, it sounds to me like the cost of your expert witness will exceed any damages you may recover if successful.
Due to the nature of medical malpractice cases, the extent of your injuries may affect the viability of your case.
Medical malpractice means that a doctor violated the standard of care. A bad outcome is not enough. Another doctor would be needed to evaluate what the doctors did.
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A: It would generally require a medical opinion to answer your question. Although there could be speculation as to what may have brought upon a condition or illness, the determination usually requires a review of patient records by a health care professional. Good luck
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