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1 Answer | Asked in Medical Malpractice and Wrongful Death for Delaware on
Q: I need to know if i have a case, malpractice or at this time wrongful death for spouse

spouse went in for open heart surgery 8/2015, walked in and never walked again, he died 2/2017 at a long term care facility. Many complications during surgery and afterwards, finally after year of hospital stay went to rehab, vent dependent, then trach was changed during a brief visit to hospital... Read more »

Peter N. Munsing
Peter N. Munsing answered on Jun 9, 2017

Suggest you contact a member of the Delaware Ass'n for Justice like Thomas Crumplar--you can tell him I suggested you call. Malpractice cases are tough, and a bad result doesn't mean you have a case--even a horrible result. But you should check with Mr. Crumplar. If he can't help you try Jim... Read more »

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Q: Does a firm have to tell you they represent the party you're seeing them about suing, or can they string you along?

And then try to persuade you that you don't have a case. The time is almost up to file so we contacted them again to see if they would at least do a letter for us to extend it. They say they can't because it would be a conflict of interest.

Peter N. Munsing
Peter N. Munsing answered on Jul 31, 2016

Find out why it's a conflict. If they had been representing the other party they should have told you so. If it's that they represent a potential witness, that is a little different--a conflict but they only have to tell you when they figure it out. However you need to find another attorney so... Read more »

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Q: I fell off scaffold had surgery the doctor some how got my bicep muscle in my shoulder and missed a slaptear i

And missed a slap tear in my shoulder I have a workers comp lawer he told me does not do malpractice cases the mistake the doctor made cost me job opportunity's I was wondering if I have a case

Robert D. Kreisman
Robert D. Kreisman answered on Jan 26, 2015

I understand that your injury was exacerberated by what may amount to medical negligence. The problem in my opinion with your description is that from a lawyer's point of view, the damages that you may prove would not economically be a feasible and satisfactory result for you and your lawyers'... Read more »

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Q: Can I sue my doctor if im pregnant after a tubal ligation?
Charles Snyderman
Charles Snyderman answered on Nov 12, 2013

Whether you can bring a successful lawsuit against the doctor depends on whether the doctor breached the standard of care, and if he did, whether that breach resulted in harm to you. Before a lawsuit can be filed in Delaware for medical malpractice, an affidavit of merit must be obtained from a... Read more »

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Q: During lung surgery surgeon ruptured my breast implants. permanent damage involved to breast and lungs
Charles Snyderman
Charles Snyderman answered on Jan 11, 2013

I am sorry to hear about your injuries. You have 2 years from the date of the surgery within which to sue. In order to file a medical malpractice lawsuit in Delaware, you will need an attorney. Before the attorney can file suit on your behalf,the attorney will want to have copies of your medical... Read more »

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