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Q: I am looking for a malpractice lawyer to handle a botched medical procedure at OMC?

Wrong hardware was used in a medical procedure.

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Q: Can I file a lawsuit for recalled implants if I became ill due to having them in?

The company was Meghan, and after putting them in I started to get joint pain, spinal arthritis, fatigue severe migraine. I lost my job, home, and became disabled. Five doctors wrote letters asking my insurance to remove them and this was finally agreed to after two years. They will not do a lift.

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Q: Possible medical lawsuit?

My brother in law lives in the Seattle, Wa area. Around 6 months ago, he got a callus on his toe which he went to a community clinic and was told not to worry about it. the doctor never asked to look at it. he mentioned it was hurting, he was feeling tired, etc. Doctor said it was due to his... View More

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Q: My surgeon tells me I am not a candidate for minimally invasive hernia surgery due to the failure of another surgeon

to see the hernia on a 2020 MRI. The reservoir was installed November 2024.

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Q: I am wondering if I have a "case". I'm not sure who to ask either.

Providence Hospital is involved and possible malpractice. Someone also said it might be a civil rights case, I have no idea.

Tim Akpinar
Tim Akpinar
answered on Jul 12, 2024

A Washington attorney could advise best, but your question remains open for two weeks. You could try to arrange a consult with a med mal firm. Law firms that handle such cases usually offer free initial consults. That could be your starting point. If the issues you believe to be civil rights are... View More

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Q: in medically induced coma they gave me meds I was allergic to my daughter told them twice to stop. They did not ?

It was in my file that I was allergic to it and my daughter came in after couple days told them to stop came back two days later they were still giving me it. I got a bad rash over most of my body my skin felt like it was on fire a week I had a blister on back of my upper arm size of a softball. I... View More

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Q: Can I sue a doctor for tourniquet damage?

I had surgery on my foot and the tourniquet damaged nerves in my leg. I now have foot drop, nerve pain and numbness from the knee down and have to use a brace and cane to walk.

Joel Gary Selik
Joel Gary Selik
answered on Jun 11, 2024

Yes it may be a 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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Q: Please let me know if I have a case based on the proof of my pre-existing conditions.

Prescription of __ Bowel Prep Despite Contraindications

On March 31, 2023, I was prescribed a __ bowel prep liquid despite my pre-existing conditions, including suspected ileus and gastrointestinal issues. These conditions should have contraindicated its use. This decision raises serious... View More

Joel Gary Selik
Joel Gary Selik
answered on Jun 10, 2024

You have a potential 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.

Due to the nature of medical malpractice cases, the extent of the injuries as well as...
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Q: Are there any pro bono lawyers that take on medical neglect cases?

I was ignored for almost 2 weeks concerning complications with my pregnancy leading to unnecessary pain, surgery, and almost loss of life due to undiagnosed ectopic pregnancy.

Tim Akpinar
Tim Akpinar
answered on Jun 8, 2024

You don't need a pro bono attorney. If a law firm expresses interest in representing you, most of them work on a contingency basis. That means that their fee is based on a percentage of your recovery, and that you don't owe anything in the event of an unfavorable outcome. This is a... View More

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Q: I am respectfully being declined by lawyers for malpractice law suit. What am I doing wrong? Please and thank you.

I had gallbladder surgery removal because I had stones. The doctor missed one and I ended up with sepsis and a second surgery for the removal of second stone. My heath has never been the same. Can someone please help me.

John Michael Frick
John Michael Frick
answered on Apr 19, 2024

As I am sure you have been told, a bad outcome in a surgery does not necessarily mean that your surgeon committed malpractice.

Take your medical records to another surgeon in or near the county where you first surgery occurred and pay him/her to thoroughly review those records to determine...
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Q: I had a lawyer for my malpractice law suit but made the mistake of giving a bad review and I was dropped. What now?

2 years gone. Never was working on my case. Never informed on what was going on by lawyer. I just wanted to know that I was still her client. So, I thought she was just leading me on and not doing anything. I did apologize but was to late. I removed the post anywhere I saw it. Did not help.... View More

Joel Gary Selik
Joel Gary Selik
answered on Apr 17, 2024

At this point, you must continue to directly contact malpractice attorneys in the state where the malpractice occurred to see if someone will take on the case.

For other people who read this response online, note, once you complain about an attorney online or if you file a bar complaint,...
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Q: I am having problems finding a malpractice lawyer. What do I need to do? Thank you, Trudy

I had surgery for gallbladder removal. I ended up with sepsis because a gallstone was missed. That was in 2022. I have tremors now. Anything you can give me will be helpful.

Joel Gary Selik
Joel Gary Selik
answered on Mar 6, 2024

Malpractice cases are difficult. Between the complexities of the science and costs of bringing the cases, and other factors, not all cases are viable. Continue to Consult with experienced malpractice attorneys in the state where this occurred.

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Q: My fiance is currently incarcerated. Pandemic hit and he was given the wrong shot I need help

My fiance is currently incarcerated. While he was incarcerated the pandemic hit. On Feb. 10th 2022, he was supposed to recieve the Moderna vaccination, but they gave him the wrong shot. They ended up giving him the medication named Regen Cov. He has been trying to find help with this and that is... View More

Christopher Kirk Steuart
Christopher Kirk Steuart
answered on Feb 21, 2024

A claim for Medical Malpractice includes: breach of the standard of care, injury, and damages. There may be no remedy for this malpractice if there was no injury (you have not stated an injury or damages). If there are damages, unless they are significant or long term, it may not be practical for... View More

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Q: What type of attorney to reach out to or resources in WA State to pursue dental malpractice claim (unsure if accurate).

Paid $18,000 of $22,000 bill for dental implants on top/bottom of mouth in 2022. The procedure was not completed; the top fell out within 6 mos., swallowed 2 of the top 3 implants. Went to dentist and they wanted another $16000 to complete as they needed to go into cheekbone to secure implants.... View More

Joel Gary Selik
Joel Gary Selik
answered on Feb 10, 2024

Consult with experienced malpractice attorneys in the state where this occurred.

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Q: Can you help find a contingency lawyer who specifically can help me with a plaintiff based therapy malpractice lawsuit?

I've had trouble finding lawyers with this focus but I have plenty of documentation, the support of their supervisor and definitive HIPAA violations. I can't afford to pay up front. But I need to know where to take this case.

Joel Gary Selik
Joel Gary Selik
answered on Feb 2, 2024

The only ways to do this is with an internet search or calling lawyers; if they do not handle, ask for a referral. Many such cases are not viable due to the nature of litigating medical malpractice cases.

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Q: I was having a Angioplasty done. The surgeon ruptured my artery. He had to put in 3 stents instead of 1.

Instead of putting in 1 stent he ruptured my artery and had to put in 3 to make up for his error.

Joel Gary Selik
Joel Gary Selik
answered on Feb 2, 2024

It might be malpractice. 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: What does this mean?

2014 Alaska Statutes

Title 09 - CODE OF CIVIL PROCEDURE

Chapter 09.55 - SPECIAL ACTIONS AND PROCEEDINGS

Article 06 - MEDICAL MALPRACTICE ACTIONS

Sec. 09.55.544 Evidence

Tim Akpinar
Tim Akpinar
answered on Sep 13, 2023

An Alaska attorney should answer your question, but your post remains open for a week. Your question is posted under Washington. You could try reposting under "Alaska." You're asking about an Alaska statute. Although questions can remain unanswered on this forum sometimes, you'd... View More

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Q: Can I sue Allenmore Hospital Emergency Department for lying to me about my injuries?

May 26th I fell off a roof 9 feet, my head and the whole right side body all hit the ground, I had to drive myself the ER, during intake I had difficulty trying to convince them that I fell off a roof, they didn't believe me, after the 4th time of questioning and I wasn't changing my... View More

Joel Gary Selik
Joel Gary Selik
answered on Jun 22, 2023

If you had additional damages because of their failure to diagnose and treat, you may have a case. Otherwise, any case would not likely be viable. Based on what you indicated, there would probably not be a case worth taking. But it is recommended you consult with experienced medical malpractice... View More

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Q: Chiropractor sends bogus bill with outrageous fees and then shows up at my house multiple times after hours knocking.

So I was hit in a car accident with my 5 year old in the car. We went to a chiropractor and he took some x-rays and told us we should come 3 times a week for 3 months. I did not like the feeling of getting adjusted and neither did my daughter. So I went 3 times total, but only got adjusted the one... View More

Joel Gary Selik
Joel Gary Selik
answered on Jun 14, 2023

The question may be, not did the chiropractor charge too much, but did you settle for too little.

The bills could be reviewed by another chiropractor or experienced attorney to give you and opinion.

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Q: I was misdiagnosed with a bug bite from the emergency room I went too. three days diagnosed with shingles.

I was misdiagnosed and later diagnosed with shingles and I'm loosing my eyesight.

Can I take the doctor's employer to court for misdiagnosing me.

Joel Gary Selik
Joel Gary Selik
answered on Jun 3, 2023

Possibly. 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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