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0 Answers | Asked in Health Care Law and Medical Malpractice for Georgia on
Q: Miscarriage due to hospital not distributing rhogham shot. Do I have a case?

I recently suffered a late term septic miscarriage. I went into labor, had to be taken to the hospital via ambulance and lost a considerable amount of blood due to a rare bleeding disorder. I have since done some research and found that I was not administered the rhogham shot after my first born... Read more »

0 Answers | Asked in Personal Injury and Medical Malpractice for Georgia on
Q: Hello. My HMO was Kaiser Permanente. In December 2020, I developed nerve pains.

Hello. My HMO was Kaiser Permanente. In December 2020, I developed nerve pains. The medical advice given to me by the neurologists at KP was wholly inadequate and in some cases absolutely incorrect. I had to educate myself on Neuropathy and through much trial and error came up with treatments for... Read more »

0 Answers | Asked in Family Law, Insurance Bad Faith, Insurance Defense and Medical Malpractice for Georgia on
Q: Can I be billed in a year when I haven't met my medical deductible for a surgery I had when my deductible had been met?

My family medical deductible had been met in 2021. My son had a procedure in June 2021. Now over a year later they are billing us when we have not yet met our deductible. So it would've been covered last year, but since they took over a year, we owe thousands.

1 Answer | Asked in Divorce, Family Law, Child Custody and Medical Malpractice for Georgia on
Q: Hello. I had a child born out of wedlock in Georgia, and the hospital stated by law I had to give him my (mother) last

(continued) name. My husband at the time of birth was not present and lived in another state. Did the hospital legally have to provide paperwork to me (mother) to prove that my husband was not the father and so that the child can take the biological father’s last name?

Joseph E. Cheeley, III
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answered on Jun 22, 2022

If you were married, the child was not born out-of-wedlock, so the child is considered legitimate and the child of your husband. The hospital does not have to prove otherwise.

1 Answer | Asked in Medical Malpractice for Georgia on
Q: Someone added MD title and not licensed in GA. Whom to notify?
Kimberly Grant
Kimberly Grant
answered on Apr 1, 2022

Once a physician graduates from medical school, he/she can place "MD" after his/her name wherever he/she lives. However, he/she can only practice medicine in the states in which he/she is licensed. To see if a physician is licensed in Georgia, check the Georgia Composite Medical Board:... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Medical Malpractice and Personal Injury for Georgia on
Q: my mom fell from her bed at a local hospital causing critical injuries,

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Tim Akpinar
Tim Akpinar
answered on Oct 24, 2021

I'm sorry for your mother's injuries. A Georgia attorney could advise best, but your question remains open for three weeks. As for your concerns about posting personal details, you don't need to post any further personal information. One option is to reach out to med mal attorneys... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Personal Injury and Medical Malpractice for Georgia on
Q: what type of attorney will i need?my elderly mother has fell from her bed at a local hospital

the bed she was brought to the room in was broken I was there when they moved her. the alarm couldnt be plugged in. They knew she was a fall risk cause she had almost fallen once earlier.I left for the night and stopped by to ask the nurses to please watch her because she was so (out-of-her-head... Read more »

Tim Akpinar
Tim Akpinar
answered on Oct 11, 2021

A Georgia attorney could advise best, but your question remains open for a week. I'm sorry for your mother's fall. As a starting point, you could reach out to med mal attorneys to discuss in greater detail the circumstances of the fall and the extent to which it involved elements of a... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Legal Malpractice and Medical Malpractice for Georgia on
Q: I have a medical malpractice lawsuit going on since January 2020 and I feel like my attorney is not informing me much?

How long should this lawsuit end?

Tim Akpinar
Tim Akpinar
answered on Oct 20, 2021

A Georgia attorney could advise best, but your question remains open for three weeks. As a general matter, med mal cases can drag out for a long time. It could depend on when it was placed into suit, the backlog on the trial calendar, how long it takes to complete discovery, and other factors. The... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Personal Injury, Medical Malpractice and Probate for Georgia on
Q: My husband recently passed away on August 13. Our primary address is in Floyd county ga. Married 29 years. He was at his

sister’s house when he passed.Between the hospital, his daughter and his sister, no one honored his Advance Directive DNR and my POA. He never wanted to be on a respirator which they did do .His daughter went after I presented all of this and got guardianship over him through a judge that she... Read more »

Tim Akpinar
Tim Akpinar
answered on Sep 27, 2021

A Georgia attorney could advise best, but your question remains open for two weeks. I'm very sorry for the loss of your husband. In terms of low cost legal services, such as legal aid or pro bono work, it could be difficult to find that where estates are involved. You could check with the... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Medical Malpractice for Georgia on
Q: My unmarried so died leaving a 2 year old. There will be a lawsuit

Who files lawsuit girlfriend or my son's parents

Kimberly Grant
Kimberly Grant
answered on Sep 10, 2021

I am sorry for your loss.

The claim for wrongful death belongs to your grandson. An adult will need to bring the lawsuit on his behalf. That adult can be the girlfriend or the grandparents. Any money awarded from the lawsuit will be only for his benefit and everything must be approved by...
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1 Answer | Asked in Medical Malpractice for Georgia on
Q: How can my daughter sue a hospital and doctors for malpractice?

My daughter had double jaw surgery . There wasn’t suppose to be no scars on her face after the surgery. She came to the Recovery room with a bruise on her chin. It looked as if something had cut her. I was told it would heal. Weeks later scab appeared and then a permanent scar . She also have... Read more »

Tim Akpinar
Tim Akpinar
answered on Sep 11, 2021

A Georgia attorney could advise best, but your question remains open for two weeks. It would be difficult for any attorney to answer your question based on the description here. One option is to reach out to Georgia med mal attorneys. If an attorney felt that your daughter might have the basis for... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Personal Injury and Medical Malpractice for Georgia on
Q: i have question about a medication that messed up my life

i took a medication for six days and dead three time . and was on lifesupport for six days it has caused me to go on disability

Mitchell Feldman
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Mitchell Feldman
answered on Jan 28, 2021

Well certainly that sounds like there would be something to question both by the MD who prescribed it, the pharmacy who filled it and the manufacturer. Glad to explore the facts, but clearly you need to provide more information to me or any other lawyer to really be able to determine if there is a... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Medical Malpractice and Animal / Dog Law for Georgia on
Q: Just how successful are attornies as far as prosecuting malpractice cases against veterinarian surgeons?

My dog had cataract surgery whereas the surgeon really screwed up his eyes and made him worse than before the surgery. My dog never recovered from the procedure and untimely passed away shortly after. I had made several complaints against the surgeon to the clinic and the surgeon herself after... Read more »

Michael W. Horst
Michael W. Horst
answered on Jan 10, 2021

I have been practicing law for approximately 20 years and I am not aware of any attorneys who regularly handle veterinarian malpractice cases. In fact, I cannot think of a single example.

In your case, I suppose you could sue the veterinarian for malpractice but you would have to show...
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1 Answer | Asked in Medical Malpractice for Georgia on
Q: After trigger thumb surgery I experienced poor after care from my orthopedic doctor, what can be done?

I had trigger thumb surgery on my left thumb on 10/07/20 and post-op visit on 10/27/20. During post-op my stitches were removed by the nurse and the doctor only told me to "open and close" my hand for recovery. During the post-op appointment everything was rushed and the Dr. only... Read more »

Tim Akpinar
Tim Akpinar
answered on Jan 2, 2021

A Georgia attorney could advise best, but your post remains open for three weeks. I'm sorry for your post-surgery ordeal. You have the right to seek an evaluation with another medical professional. As a starting point, you could consult with your insurance carrier as to coverage for such a... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Medical Malpractice, Civil Litigation, Civil Rights and Constitutional Law for Georgia on
Q: when your incarsarated and under the care of a contracted medical staff are they reliable for the cost of outside

medical treatment ordered by the jails doctor

Tim Akpinar
Tim Akpinar
answered on Dec 5, 2020

A Georgia attorney could advise best, but your question remains open for three weeks. As a general matter, it could depend on the health care system in place. In some states, inmate medical care is covered by state or municipal health agencies. In others, it could be covered by third-party private... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Medical Malpractice for Georgia on
Q: Is this reason enough to sue for medical malpractice or medical negligence?

I was admitted to a hospital on Oct.15-Nov 2. During that time I had to have several blood draws in which I had blood drawn from the same place previously or and area of the vein that was close which has caused severe vein wall damage and the possibility of having to have a port surgically... Read more »

Kevin J. Kuhn
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Kevin J. Kuhn
answered on Nov 17, 2020

I am sorry to hear about your injuries. The answer to your question depends upon the applicable standard of care. If the hospital did not comply with the applicable standard of care, you may have a claim for negligence or medical malpractice. There are obviously many locations on the human body... Read more »

2 Answers | Asked in Personal Injury and Medical Malpractice for Georgia on
Q: CRPS 2 diagnosis after ORIF ankle surgery. No risks/complications explained &neglected by Dr. Ankle still broke; ignored

Never signed consent form, never told CRPS could happen, recent xrays show bone still broken (radiologist diagnosed), Dr. ignored my complaints of nerve pain, procrastinated w/referral, denied wrong doing in surgery, no post care(no weight bearing, ROM or instruction), patronized by the practice... Read more »

Seth Meyerson
Seth Meyerson
answered on Oct 31, 2020

See a medical malpractice attorney.

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1 Answer | Asked in Personal Injury and Medical Malpractice for Georgia on
Q: 39y/o without my consent, a doctor put saline breast implants in me. Can I receive compensation for pain and suffering?

When I say without my consent, he told me there wasn't any way he could put implants in me. I was measured and marked for the augmentation, when I woke up from surgery, I couldn't breathe, he had put the implants in. I have irregular Heart rhythm (controlled by medication and not related... Read more »

Seth Meyerson
Seth Meyerson
answered on Oct 7, 2020

Unfortunately, the issue you describe is far too old for legal redress.

1 Answer | Asked in Personal Injury, Civil Litigation, Health Care Law and Medical Malpractice for Georgia on
Q: Can I sue for significant loss of bowel and bladder functions if I was never told about a bowel obstruction that rupture

During multiple attempts to get help for abdominal pain at an emergency room I underwent several emergency surgeries because of an infection in my abdomen at one point the same doctor said he reviewed all of my previous visits and told me I had a gynecological problems that would result in me... Read more »

Tim Akpinar
Tim Akpinar
answered on Sep 14, 2020

A Georgia attorney could advise best, but your question remains open for three weeks. I'm sorry for your ordeal. I'm not clear as to whether you have been trying to have local doctors look at your records for diagnostic and treatment purposes, or for evaluation of a potential med mal... Read more »

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