Machias, ME asked in Health Care Law and Personal Injury for Maine

Q: Wondering if I would have a case worth pursuing against a hospital who i feel gave an unsafe discharge

~ I was discharged after refusing to take dilaudid after being given fentanyl in the ambulance. I was unable to walk, but given crutches and told to walk anyways. I was unable to use bathroom safely. I was left in waiting room by myself without discharge instructions and with a prescription written to another patient. I had a broken right foot and a dislocated left knee. The IV was removed in waiting room because it was forgotten in my arm. I am still out of work because the injuries have gotten worse.

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

A: A Maine attorney could advise best, but your question remains open for two weeks. I'm sorry for your ordeal. Try to arrange a free initial consult with an attorney - that would be the most definitive way to answer your question. If an attorney felt that you might have the basis for a case, they could retrieve your medical records and review with a health care professional. Free consults are the norm in the industry. Good luck

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