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1 Answer | Asked in Personal Injury, Civil Litigation and Medical Malpractice for Georgia on
Q: When mistrial found is it against all defendants or just one where jury couldnt agree only as to one?

Medical malpractice case, 3 defendants, jury found for 2 defendants but could not agree as to the third.

Peter N. Munsing
Peter N. Munsing answered on Jan 29, 2017

It's a defense verdict on the two, a mistrial on the one. You have an attorney so do confer with him. He took what is obviously not a slam dunk to trial at great expense and time, which (s)he doesn't get paid for unless (s)he wins, so trust her/him enough to ask.

1 Answer | Asked in Personal Injury and Medical Malpractice for Georgia on
Q: I went to a trauma specialist 3 days ago for the first time. How can I report her to the board ?

She caused me further trauma. The patient before me had a severe panic attack, her first visit, that required 911 to come. This psychologist discussed her personal experience, her younger brothers death , her physical pain from being disabled, her recent hospitalization. She was agressive, and... Read more »

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

You look up who licenses her but as an RN you know that those items are rarely covered. Look for a good trauma therapist who does EMDR--it's a process that is not lengthy, doesn't require meds. Find EMDR practitioners through googling "Psychology today EMDR ____________________"(name of your city... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Health Care Law and Medical Malpractice for Georgia on
Q: Do I have the right to sue a behavioral hospital that said you are supposed to see a DR/PA/NP every 24 hrs & didn't.

I just was released from a behavioral hospital, on an involuntary 10-13, said my best interest to sign a 10-12. Said I would see one of the three every 24 hrs. I saw PA on 12/19 and next encounter was 12/21, spoke with Pt. Advocate and PA put in my chart she saw me on 12/20 and I was doing "good",... Read more »

Peter N. Munsing
Peter N. Munsing answered on Dec 27, 2016

I don't see it because you have technical violation and I'm not hearing about any fallout. If you were kept in longer than necessary there's a slim chance you may have a case. Suggest you contact a member of the Ga. Trial Lawyers Assn who handles Mental Wellness cases.

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Q: If a person is sent to a Georgia receiving facility via a 1013 properly completed by a psychiatrist,

What is the responsibility of the receiving facility. Are they not obligated to keep the patient a minimum of 72 hours for evaluation, or can they discharge the patient after an hour long evaluation?

Peter N. Munsing
Peter N. Munsing answered on Nov 21, 2016

They may determine that in patient is not necessary or that the patient is stabilized and need not be in there. If there are problems as a result of an early release suggest you contact a member of the Ga. Trial Lawyers Assn--they give free consultations.

1 Answer | Asked in Medical Malpractice, Personal Injury, Employment Law and Workers' Compensation for Georgia on
Q: If a workmans comp company gave false information about treatment for a injury and that injury later resulted in another

Do they have to pay for the current treatment or previous as well. I fell in July they wrote knee as the body part injured in report I was diagnosed with sprain sacrum in my back and was told a follow up wasn't available for my knee not back now I've been hurt again and have sciatica I'm certain it... Read more »

Peter N. Munsing
Peter N. Munsing answered on Nov 11, 2016

Contact a member of the Georgia Trial Lawyers Assn who handles comp cases--they give free consults.The employers report of injury isn't as important as what the doctor said that you followed up with for each case. You did follow up with a doctor, right? If not you may still have have a claim but... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Health Care Law, Legal Malpractice and Medical Malpractice for Georgia on
Q: Can a Dr.'s office legally bill under a different tax ID to get more money?

I was referred to a specialist by my primary care dr. The referral was approved by my insurance company and I called to verify before visiting the specialist. On my 3rd visit to the specialist, I was told that I owed them nearly $500 because they are not in network with my insurance company. After... Read more »

Peter N. Munsing
Peter N. Munsing answered on Sep 14, 2016

may be legal but I think you can ask your health insurance if they will offer payment under the other tax ID, then when you have them rejecting a documented offer you can tell them your company offered to pay, they refused to accept, you don't think you owe them in accordance with provider... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Estate Planning, Medical Malpractice and Wrongful Death for Georgia on
Q: Mom started a suit before passing. neither my sibling nor i knew the lawyer. How do we find out more about it?

My mother lost her battle with cancer. Her previous doctor dismissed it as a growth and nothing more and failed to do any tests. She switched doctors and found out it was cancer and nothing could be done it was too far along. If it had been treated when it was dismissed She wouldve had a high... Read more »

Peter N. Munsing
Peter N. Munsing answered on Aug 23, 2016

As you and brother are the presumptive heirs call up the attorney.See if an estate was opened--you should have been notified. If not you may want to open one which will give you access to records, bank statements etc in case of hanky panky by aunt.

1 Answer | Asked in Medical Malpractice for Georgia on
Q: Can i sue a hospital for giving me a heart attack with overdose of medications

complaining of neck pain back pain and chest pain i was given a ECG and full blood panel and then taken to the back. The nurse came in and i was given 3 doses of Nitro tablets and chest X-rays Mri the doctor came in and said your ECG was normal and blood work was normal no heart problems but my... Read more »

Peter N. Munsing
Peter N. Munsing answered on Aug 7, 2016

You have a potential claim. Whether it's worth bringing or not depends on the fallout from having a possibly outside generated cardiac event and what the event was. Call a member of the Ga. Trial Lawyers Assn who handles malpractice --they give free consultations.

2 Answers | Asked in Medical Malpractice for Georgia on
Q: Can I sue my NY doctor for malpractice for being misdiagnosed and treated for Lupus SLE instead of Fibromyalgia?

I was treated with Benlysta, plaquenil, methotrexate, etc. since 2013 when I do not have Lupus at all. I have confirmations from several doctors stating that. I was just recently diagnosed with Fibromyalgia.

Peter N. Munsing
Peter N. Munsing answered on Jul 5, 2016

Note that fibromyalgia is not regarded by courts as a recognized illness in some states; further, there is no definitive marker for it such that you can say "if doctor had performed ______test it would have shown." I don't see it but suggest you contact a member of the Georgia Trial Lawyers Assn... Read more »

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1 Answer | Asked in Medical Malpractice and Wrongful Death for Georgia on
Q: Can I sue a hospital for an undiagnosed abscess leading to sepsis and death?

My mother was in and out of the hospital over a 5 month period, Her blood cultures came back positive for infection during this time. the last time she was admitted was for cellulitis in her foot. She unexpectedly passed away and her autopsy came back with her cause of death being sepsis and an... Read more »

Peter N. Munsing
Peter N. Munsing answered on Jun 23, 2016

Contact a member of the Ga. Trial Lawyers Assn--they give free conultations. Look for one who handles medical cases.All the best.

1 Answer | Asked in Medical Malpractice for Georgia on
Q: CAN I SUE THE HOSPITALS AND NURSING HOMES FOR NEGLIGENCE ON MY DAUGHTERS BEHALF AND SOME DOCTORS

OUR DR SAID SHE THOUGHT SHE WAS FAKING HER ILLNESS MY DAUGHTER IS PARALYZED FROM CIDP DISEASE SHE BEEN DROPPED ON THE FLOOR HER CALL NURSE BUTTON WAS DISCONNECTED SEVERAL TIMES SHE BEEN TOLD SHES BEENING A BOTHER MY DAUGHTER CANT TALK OR YELL TO GET HELP SHE STARTED GET ILL IN JULY 2015 SHE MADE... Read more »

Adam Studnicki
Adam Studnicki answered on Jan 13, 2016

For there to be medical malpractice, a health care professional's actions (or omissions) must fall below the standard of care and cause injury. Whether this happened in your situation requires more investigation.

Contact a local medical malpractice lawyer for a free consultation....
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1 Answer | Asked in Medical Malpractice for Georgia on
Q: My partner had surgery last year in atlanta than three months later he had the same surgery at a another hospital .

Mid July he had his appendex removed and a blockage and was kept in bed for 25 days. Wasn't even allowed to get up to use rest room. He was released still throwing up. They done 3 exrays and said he would be sick for a while. He kept his appointments and made extra bc he was still throwing up... Read more »

Adam Studnicki
Adam Studnicki answered on Jan 13, 2016

For there to be medical malpractice, a health care professional's actions (or omissions) must fall below the standard of care and cause injury. Whether this happened in your situation requires more investigation.

Contact a local medical malpractice lawyer for a free consultation....
Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Medical Malpractice for Georgia on
Q: Do I need a lawyer? I had a. C section in april of this year and had some complication with full placenta previa.

And after surgey it got infected and i was back in the hospital due to abscess rupture on my uterus and burst through the skin where the scar is at. So after about 7 CAT scans and seeing the pockets of abscess and puss. The doctors told me it would heal and they dont wanna open me back up and clean... Read more »

Terrence H Thorgaard
Terrence H Thorgaard answered on Oct 22, 2015

First, you need a second opinion by a medical doctor.

1 Answer | Asked in Medical Malpractice for Georgia on
Q: I have no ACL due to misdiagnoses by doctor 14 years ago. Said it was sprained, was actually torn. Medical malpractice?

Happened in Savannah, Georgia. I should have had surgery to repair my ACL when the injury occurred...14 years of pain and not being able to run and play with my children because I was misdiagnosed. Is this a malpractice case?

John M DeProspo
John M DeProspo answered on Jun 12, 2015

It could be malpractice but your time to sue has long passed. The statute of limitations in your state is two years from the date of injury.

1 Answer | Asked in Medical Malpractice for Georgia on
Q: I fired my lawyer now he's holding my settlement what can i do

My X lawyer lied about the cost of my medical bills, he lied about trying to reduce them and wouldn't show itemize statement for attorney cost so i refused to sign the release.

Charles Snyderman
Charles Snyderman answered on Jun 17, 2014

Most lawyers are highly ethical. In Georgia, the conduct of lawyers is governed by the Georgia Rules of professional Conduct. However, if what you say is true, you should file a grievance. The link is www.gabar.com

1 Answer | Asked in Medical Malpractice for Georgia on
Q: Is there a good web site to compare lawsuits and their awarded settlements
Mr. Robert Neal Katz
Mr. Robert Neal Katz answered on Sep 8, 2011

Our office utilizes databases associated with Westlaw. There are also similar databases offered by Lexis-Nexis. These are paid databases and are not open to persons just searching the internet. There are some services that offer a one time report to compare verdicts and settlements for various... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Medical Malpractice for Georgia on
Q: Did clarence gilmore win a $137 million malpractice law suit in atlanta, georgia?
Mr. Robert Neal Katz
Mr. Robert Neal Katz answered on Sep 8, 2011

I do not know Mr. Gilmore and have not heard of him winning a medical malpractice lawsuit of $137 million. If a medical malpractice verdict was renedered in this amount in Georgia, I think it would have been reported in the Daily Legal newspaper. It is possible I just did not see the story.

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