Arkansas Medical Malpractice Questions & Answers

Q: Can I take a physician to court for not providing proper pain relief after major spine surgery?

1 Answer | Asked in Medical Malpractice for Arkansas on
Answered on Aug 6, 2018
Michael Darren O'Quinn's answer
If you are in Arkansas, this would be a difficult case but a patient in pain should have adequate pain relief. I would need to know about your prior prescription history (Donets seem reasonable to prescribe less pain meds immediately after surgery than the patient was on without surgery (maybe later if the surgery is a success, but not immediately afterwards during acute recovery. With that said, proving damages (the money value of how much the extra pain harmed you as determined by a jury)...

Q: Can a girlfriend of boyfriend X-ray a minor (6&9) without written consent on one of the parents? Xrayed for fun

1 Answer | Asked in Medical Malpractice for Arkansas on
Answered on Aug 4, 2018
Robert D. Kreisman's answer
The girlfriend cannot do that! It seems incredibly reckless in my opinion.

Q: I need to find a lawyer that don't mind just getting what the law allows malpractice suit for wrongful death

1 Answer | Asked in Medical Malpractice for Arkansas on
Answered on May 29, 2018
Richard Lane Hughes' answer
This doesn't seem to be a question. However, be mindful that medical negligence causes have a short statute of limitations and most lawyers are unable to commit to a case until a good bit of investigation is done. So talk to an attorney and pursue your case as soon as you can.

Q: Can a doctor be sued for personal injury, if it's well past the window for malpractice?

1 Answer | Asked in Personal Injury and Medical Malpractice for Arkansas on
Answered on Jun 30, 2017
Peter Munsing's answer
No--the injury is from the malpractice, and the malpractice statute governs. Sorry! Suggest you contact a member of the Arkansas Assn for Justice--they give free consults. At least that way you know you asked around, and it is what it is, and however bad or wrong it was at this point you must give yourself permission to make the best of the time you have been given, enjoy what you can--nature, the sky, the creator--as not letting go just means every day your feelings add to the burdens of your...

Q: How do you prove medical malpractice occurred?

2 Answers | Asked in Medical Malpractice for Arkansas on
Answered on May 29, 2017
Peter Munsing's answer
It's very difficult. Start by contacting a member of the Arkansas Trial Lawyers Assn who handles medical cases for the county where it happened or in the nearest large city if there are none in your area--they give free consultations. Follow their advice on what records to get and how.

Q: If you just discover a possible medical injury that was overlooked, can you bypass statute of limitations? A loop hole?

1 Answer | Asked in Personal Injury and Medical Malpractice for Arkansas on
Answered on Feb 14, 2017
Peter Munsing's answer
If it's your son, his statute for anything done before the age of 18 is his 20th birthday in most states. If he was under 18 when it happened and it's not yet his 20th birthday, contact a member of the Arkansas Trial Lawyers Assn who handles malpracticeissues.-they give free consults If it's the vaccine you think was at fault it is very difficult ot prove that but for some types of vaccines there are US Court of Claims proceedings.

Q: I had lung cancer surgery.after my surgery my voice has been hoarse.the Doctor say it maybe one year before .

1 Answer | Asked in Medical Malpractice for Arkansas on
Answered on Aug 30, 2016
Peter Munsing's answer
I would suggest you contact a member of the Arkansas Assn for Justice --they give free consultations. They may suggest waiting to see what progress it makes. Understand suing a dr. who perhaps saved you from lung cancer because you have hoarseness may not play well before most juries. But get the consult to at least know if the statute of limitations is two years, and what the issues involved in your case are.

Q: Do I have a case?

1 Answer | Asked in Medical Malpractice for Arkansas on
Answered on Aug 25, 2016
Peter Munsing's answer
Contact a member of the

Ark. Assn for Justice who handles medical cases. They give free consults.

Q: I am having a hard time finding a lawyer. My daughter got a throat infection due to tommy tippee sippy cup being moldy.

1 Answer | Asked in Medical Malpractice and Personal Injury for Arkansas on
Answered on Aug 16, 2016
Peter Munsing's answer
Unfortunately bringing the case is way more expensive than what you'd be likely to get. If every lawyer contacted --sounds like several--says no, then it's no. You can try to take whoever is responsible to small claims but they would need a letter saying it was the mold and nothing else. What matters is what happened, not what could have. Look for members of the Tenn. Assn for Justice in Memphis to see if they have an angle on it.

Q: Can I sue a hospital if I was left alone, unable to walk and I hit my head and pass out. Now I have a concussion

2 Answers | Asked in Medical Malpractice and Personal Injury for Arkansas on
Answered on Mar 31, 2016
Mr. Michael O. Stevens' answer
It is difficult to know if the injury portion fell below the standard of care. Given you were in the bathroom, most people want privacy, so it might have been OK to leave you there. The other issue is damages, and all you suffered was a concussion, to which you may not have any permanent damages to make it worth going after the hospital.

Q: 52 year old women with history of high bp went to regular check up bp was 200/180 her dosage was up sent home she died

1 Answer | Asked in Medical Malpractice for Arkansas on
Answered on Aug 20, 2015
Adam Studnicki's answer
There is not enough information here to answer this question. Talk to a medical malpractice lawyer in your area about this matter. An attorney can help evaluate the claim and advise about how to proceed. Most medical malpractice lawyers offer free consultations. You can search for lawyers using the "Find a Lawyer" link at the top of the page.

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Q: I was implanted with a permanent device that was only 1/2 done. Instead of inserting 2 coils I only had 1.

1 Answer | Asked in Medical Malpractice and Products Liability for Arkansas on
Answered on Aug 3, 2015
Adam Studnicki's answer
More information is needed to answer. A local medical malpractice lawyer can review and advise.

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Q: The incident involves a pulmonalogist with a medical service facility. I have seen this doctor over a nine month period

1 Answer | Asked in Medical Malpractice for Arkansas on
Answered on Jul 16, 2015
Adam Studnicki's answer
You have to prove negligence and that the negligence caused you injury. If you are suffering emotional distress without a physical injury, it may be hard to find a lawyer on a contingency fee.

Q: How to file malpractice

1 Answer | Asked in Medical Malpractice for Arkansas on
Answered on Jan 1, 2012
Kathryn L Hudson's answer
Medical malpractice is a civil tort for personal injury and must be filed within a certain time limit after the injury occurs, in Arkansas the time to file is within two years of the occurrence or one year following the discovery of a foreign object being left in the body. A person that suspects that malpractice has occurred should consult attorneys that specialize in medical malpractice cases as medical knowledge and access to expert witnesses is very important. The success of a malpractice...

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