On May 2019 I became my father's Medical Power of Attorney. I provided a copy to the hospital were he was in. On June 8, 2019 my father was transferred to Intensive care unit. My father had decided to be a full code because he has other children that live 3-5 hours away and he... Read more »
I'm very sorry for your loss. A person could generally represent themselves in any given tort matter. Whether such a case would be viable could be another matter. I'm sorry for the anxiety that this matter has caused you, but these situations with DNRs and other directives do arise in...Read more »
I had breast surgery, post op I literally felt a tube in my left breast. I told the dr multiple times that information, asking him to palpate it, and he refused. He said it was just inflammation and refused to palpate it. He said it may take up to a year for the inflammation to go down.
I'm sorry for your ordeal. Your best course of action would be to contact medical malpractice attorneys in Arizona to discuss your matter. Attorneys in this field generally work on a contingency basis. That means a plaintiff does not pay attorney fees unless there is a successful verdict or...Read more »
Yes, most likely there are. You're on the Ask-a-Lawyer section of this site. Go to the Find-a-Lawyer section and you should find Arizona attorneys there, arranged geographically. You could also conduct your own independent searches or check with the State Bar of Arizona. Good luck
Although severance pay is not required by law in Arizona, employers will sometimes offer a severance package when they are terminating an employee. Employers can offer a severance package out of the goodness of their hearts to soften the blow of an involuntary termination, but the main legal...Read more »
What can I do, I have Dr. On a voice recorder. Admitting to his wrongdoing . Can i or should I send him a intent to sue and email him a copy of that recording? Would he possibly consider paying with out me having to file for medical... Read more »
This is only a question and answer board; it isn't an attorney referral service. If you want to find a medical malpractice attorney, you could use the Find-a-Lawyer tab above for Arizona attorneys listed on this site, or you could conduct your own independent searches. Most med mal attorneys...Read more »
My daughter went in for an outpatient surgery for endometriosis while taking the tissue out the dr. made a hole in the urethra tube. So they had to put a stent in it she spent 3 days in the hospital with a catheter and a drain in her side and in excruciating pain . And has to go back in to have... Read more »
First, while it's fresh on your memory jot down what happened when, etc. Then focus on her getting well. She may need to see doctors and you don't want a potential doctor getting worried that they will be "dragged into" a medical case, nor do you want your daughter to be viewed...Read more »
You can ask, but the carrier has the right to choose it's own doctor. You probably don't want someone new anyway. You may feel free to call me at 602-687-9211 (office) or 602-492-5331 (cell). I have 2 appointments this afternoon and I'm not available after 5:15, so it may be tomorrow...Read more »
Heparin was used during a triple by-pass which was very successful. Heparin caused injury to foot, blood clots throughout my body, shut down kidneys and I was put on a defibrillator to breath and almost lost my life. Everything is back to normal pretty much except left foot and tip of second toe on... Read more »
Assuming you have a lawyer ask them. Clots are a known byproduct of surgery. Heparin is supposed to help avoid that. Suggest you consult immediately a member of the Az Trial Lawyers Assn who hanles malpractice --they give free consults ASAP if you don't have an attorney.
Unlikely unless it was something that would have been caught on a routine visit. He can consult a member of the Az Trial Lawyers Assn after he is out of hospital if he wishes--they give free consultations. However even if the doctor could have found some abnormality nothing different would have...Read more »
My attorney says he doesn't have the funds to continue the case. He says that the opposing firm have decided to spend him into the ground knowing that he can't afford to continue. What can I do? My mother was treated by a nurse that was not practicing within the scope of her training as a... Read more »
He needs to get you time to do it. It verges on malpractice for him to take a case that from the getgo he knew he couldn't do (don't say that to him but.....he wants to get his rear out of hot water he needs to get you time. ) Talk to some members of the Az. Trial Lawyers Assn who handle...Read more »
If you want to pay tens of thousands of dollars for an expert witness, deal with very complex legal issues, maximally increase your risks of losing, sure, do it yourself. It's like complex surgery. Do it yourself--without a medical degree? Possible, but you'd be unlikely to survive.
My son is been crippled by a surgeon performing back surgery. The surgeon drove the bolts (screws) into his spine while inserting an appliance into his back. This has crippled my son and is destroying his family. He does not have the financial capability of fronting the finances up front but he... Read more »
From your question, it sounds like there are at least two potential questions. First is whether prednisone was properly prescribed. Cortocosteroids, such as prednisone, are use to lower inflammation, but they can cause changes in heartbeat....Read more »
My 90 year old father has seen a GP (3X) and Neurologist (2X) in the last 4 months. They have issued various drugs, some of which they still want him to take. He is much more clear headed when he is off drugs than when he is on them. Legally, is he required to have an RN administer any or all of... Read more »
Whether there was medical malpractice is a question that normally can only be answered by a medical expert. In other words, only a medical expert could answer this question. A lawyer would consult with a medical expert to determine the answer.
I hope your father is doing okay. Be well.
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