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Q: Is there a statute of limitations on wrongful death/medical malpractice in reno Nevada?

My mother had cancer and her doctor told me to take her to the ER. The ER kept my mom for a month so she missed a doctor's appointment I had scheduled previously for her. The doctor sent me a letter saying he would not treat my mom anymore even though she was in the middle of her chemo and... Read more »

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Q: My mom was admitted to St Mary's Hospital in Reno, Nevada for acute liver failure where she was denied any dialysis and

Died 23 days later after kidneys failed. Do I have a case?

Joel Gary Selik
Joel Gary Selik
answered on Aug 28, 2022

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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Q: Why can't I or my current dentist get my dental records without a lawyer?

Dr. Navales, Absolute Dental, incorrectly implanted posts to hold a clip-on denture. Broken posts and extreme pain have been the result. I am currently spending another $10,000 for dental work in another office to be able to have a clip-on denture without constant post breakage and pain. I was... Read more »

Joel Gary Selik
Joel Gary Selik
answered on Apr 7, 2022

The California Dental Association has a publication on obtaining your records:

https://www.cda.org/Portals/0/pdfs/fact_sheets/patient_records_english.pdf

Make sure the request is put in writing.

Standard Notices:

NOTICE DEADLINES: There are strict time deadlines...
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1 Answer | Asked in Personal Injury and Medical Malpractice for Nevada on
Q: a procedure i didnt ask for left me deformed on my face

i went in to have eye bag removal and face lift and woke up with some threads that are connected to my bone that cause damage to my face and i did not sign for this and was never told of this ,i have seen 2 plastic surgents that said they cant fix it .That they have never heard of this ,also that... Read more »

Tim Akpinar
Tim Akpinar
answered on Apr 3, 2022

A Nevada attorney could advise best, but your post remains open for two weeks. I'm sorry for your ordeal. There wasn't a question included in the post, but you may be wondering what your legal rights are. The first step in finding that out is to reach out to Nevada med mal attorneys. If a... Read more »

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Q: How would I obtain a hospitals documented timeline of my father's health while he was in there care?

My father is currently in a Nevada hospital, now at day 5 we're told he might not make it. He was having cold like symtoms and slight shortness of breath, he was contemplating even going but decided to just to have them take a look just in case. He wasn't struggling, no signs of of lack... Read more »

Joel Gary Selik
Joel Gary Selik
answered on Oct 24, 2021

The hospital’s medical records. Also known as the chart.

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Q: I was misdiagnosed by an ER. They said i had pleurisy when i had actually had a massive heart attack.

i suffered and got worse for months until a doctor finally figured out, from the ER's EKG that I had a heart attack, and major blockage. Do I have a negligence or malpractice case?

Tim Akpinar
Tim Akpinar
answered on Mar 22, 2020

You could possibly have one. An attorney couldn't offer a definitive answer based on these brief facts alone. But what you describe is the legal theory of "failure to diagnose." As a starting point, you could contact a Nevada medical malpractice attorney to discuss the matter in... Read more »

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Q: I called and was refused ambulance ride

I called an ambulance because I couldn't move and was sick and was refused a ride to the hospital and was told I am a waste of space and don't deserve a bed. Ten minutes later I pulled the courage to call again and I told them I was sick and now also having suicidal thoughts.

Tim Akpinar
Tim Akpinar
answered on Jan 18, 2020

I'm sorry for your ordeal. There wasn't a question here, but if you are wondering about your rights, the best option might be to contact a Nevada attorney to discuss the matter in further detail. This could be a fact-intensive matter, where an attorney may want to review any reports that... Read more »

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Q: Can my dentist bill me for amount insurance is claiming not covered after I signed a comp. screen agreeing to a price

I signed an I pad agreeing to pay a certain amount and now I have received a bill in the mail 6 months later for $400 they are claiming the insurance didn't cover. Do I have any legal ground to refuse to pay and how do I go forward?

Tim Akpinar
Tim Akpinar
answered on Dec 8, 2019

I would have liked to offer a more unequivocal "yes" or "no" response here, but it is difficult to offer a definite answer without knowing the full terms of any agreements or paperwork/screens you signed, and the nature of the denial. Terms and conditions imposed by the... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Libel & Slander and Medical Malpractice for Nevada on
Q: A med pro wrote a mental eval with direct lies in it One is obvious enough in court I think: Is that libel/malpractice

It was for a monetary position and I think the report was edited before being sent to me verses the report sent to the decision makers in the situation. So she basically changed my medical records before sending them to me *after taking steps to keep me from seeing the report at all. There are... Read more »

Joel Gary Selik
Joel Gary Selik
answered on Dec 20, 2018

It is neither liable or legal malpractice. It may be another tort and you may be able to add your own notes to the record.

Even if we discuss your case further, I will not be your attorney until we both sign a fee agreement. There are strict time deadlines so that you must file your...
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Q: In a malpractice case is it "required' to take the % off the net amount - settlement minus costs -Statute 7.095

So if the settlement is $50,00 and the fees are $10,000 I believe they must deduct the $10,000 and then take their 40% of $40,000,even if my son signed an agreement in 2015- in his ignorance - that says otherwise

Joel Gary Selik
Joel Gary Selik
answered on Jul 2, 2018

Unless it is a medical malpractice, the fee agreement determines when the percentage is calculated, before or after costs. If it does not say, then it is whatever benefits the client the most.

Q: The NV Board of Veterinary Examiners has taken my vet's licence. Their regulations do not provide an appeal process

How does my vet find how to challenge their ruling.

Joel Gary Selik
Joel Gary Selik
answered on Apr 30, 2018

Contact Attorney Kevin Murphy

http://murphyjoneslaw.com

1 Answer | Asked in Health Care Law and Medical Malpractice for Nevada on
Q: Can a doctor do a pregnancy test on a 11 year old without a parents knowledge or consent in Nevada?
Peter N. Munsing
Peter N. Munsing
answered on Feb 12, 2018

I can't speak for Nevada but as a general prinicpal the doctor may only do that which they are authorized to do by the patient or if a minor by the parents.

However when it comes to examination only (and non-invasive tests) Title X funding says no consent required for teens....
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Q: 2002 My Mother had a c-section and they FORGOT to take OUT the Cathether!!!!

2002 My Mother had a c-section and they FORGOT to take OUT the Cathether She Did NOT KNOW about IN 2013 She went to the emergency room Almost dying and the Doctors check her & Did her surgeries ,Thats when they told her they Found A Cathether inside her that caused her to have kidney STONES... Read more »

Peter N. Munsing
Peter N. Munsing
answered on Jul 7, 2017

You are right and I suggest you start a campaign to get your state to change it's statute of limitations, but the problem is that when she went and they found the catheter,she knew there was an issue--maybe not a dialysis level issue but there was an issue. The clock started running. She... Read more »

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Q: Can another Dr. perform a Diskectomy surgery on you without your knowledge, when you go in for an L4L5 Fushion surgery?

June 1, 2009 I thought I only had an L4L5 fushion surgery , on 11/09/2016 I learned during that fushion surgery, I also had a Diskectomy surgery by a Doctor I never met, without my knowledge, now I'm experiencing a fail back surgery. One doctor did the L4L5 fushion surgery that I do have... Read more »

Peter N. Munsing
Peter N. Munsing
answered on Jun 1, 2017

Ask Justia to take this down, repost without names. Contact a member of the Nv. Trial Lawyers Assn that handles medical claims--they give free consults.

Usually you sign a number of documents, one of which authorizes various doctors some unnamed to assist in surgery. Very often back surgery...
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Q: Medical malpractice for Nevada Can a retired doctor still get sued even though he moved out of state?

had doctor for many years as a primary, doctor never asked to have blood work done when he was a new patient or did a physical, doctor retired two years ago, was diagnosed with chronic kidney failure May of 2016, when doctor retired & moved out of state, he gave his medical chart/information to... Read more »

Peter N. Munsing
Peter N. Munsing
answered on Apr 24, 2017

Yes, though you may have a statute of limitations issue. Contact a member of the Nevada Justice Assn who handles medical negligence ASAP, as Nevada requires a medical opinion within that time.NJA members give free consultations.

1 Answer | Asked in Health Care Law, Criminal Law and Medical Malpractice for Nevada on
Q: I just wrote everything that happened to me and it disappeared. I don't have the energy left for this. A victiof assault

Can't write everything over. I need counsel and it appears I am a victim from the crime and the system. I am in the protected class and disabled and what was done to me is a Federal Hate Crime! I am traumatized in need of crisis intervention and an attorney. Where is my legal representation as... Read more »

Peter N. Munsing
Peter N. Munsing
answered on Apr 3, 2017

Contact the Nevada Civil Liberties Union--they may have a "cooperating attorney" who can figure out if you have a claim.

1 Answer | Asked in Personal Injury, Libel & Slander and Medical Malpractice for Nevada on
Q: Guidelines for Confidential Settlement ...

Orthopedic injuries to growth plates were conclusively discovered through CT Scanogram on June 6 2016, but there is also diagnosis of PTSD from pre-existing conditions dating from 2015 and 2016, based on behavioral symptoms.

Peter N. Munsing
Peter N. Munsing
answered on Mar 7, 2017

PTSD isn't usually worth much.Injuries to growth plates could be. Contact a member of the Nv Trial Lawyers Assn --they give free consults.

1 Answer | Asked in Medical Malpractice, Products Liability and Wrongful Death for Nevada on
Q: Product liability, malpractice or something else?

My mother, who was diagnosed with a homogeneous factor V Leiden mutation, Protein S, and the prothrombin II Mutation in 2009; passed away in her sleep on the 31 August, 2016, cause of death a large, "pulmonary embolism." while taking Xarelto. In the Fall of 2015, her doctor replaced her... Read more »

Peter N. Munsing
Peter N. Munsing
answered on Oct 26, 2016

You should contact a member of the Nevada Justice Assn who handles medical cases--they give free consultations. The problem you run into is sveralfold--starting with the burden of proof being on your side to show that it was Xarelto and not something else that caused your mother's death.... Read more »

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Q: If the Board of Medical Examiners in my state finds in my favor, how do I benefit financially ?

I am the Plaintiff in a Negligence case but do not have an attorney working for me / with me. The Nevada Board of Medical Examiners is investigating my family physician from many years ago , regarding negligence in treating my already pre-existing condition which had gone undiagnosed / untreated... Read more »

Peter N. Munsing
Peter N. Munsing
answered on Oct 3, 2016

chances are no, as the statute of limitations would likely have run assuming you are over 20 years old.Why not contact a member of the Nevada Justice Association and get a free consult? Look for a NJA member who handles medical cases.

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Q: More dental work was done on our child than authorized, can a dentist just go ahead with the work without our consent?

we we givin the cost of the procedure before the appt and we agreed to it, during the procedure the dentist never came out to inform us he was needing to do more work or that it would cost another $1k more on our end. we were simply handed a bill at the end of the procedure with all the new costs... Read more »

Adam Studnicki
Adam Studnicki
answered on Nov 14, 2015

Sounds fishy. Talk to a local lawyer. Ask them to review the situation and advise.

Please Take Notice: I am not your lawyer unless we enter into an engagement agreement in writing. This is only general information. It is NOT legal advice, and it may not work for your specific situation....
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