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2 Answers | Asked in Health Care Law, Personal Injury, Wrongful Death and Medical Malpractice for California on
Q: Is there representation in the Sacramento area? My case is against a hospital & its doctors: misdiagnosis/malpractice

I was pregnant when I went to the emergency department for lower abdominal pain. The doctor and OBGYN diagnosed the pregnancy as ectopic and treated for it the same day. Two weeks later I returned to the hospital to find out that they misdiagnosed me, the fetus was in my uterus and they gave me a... Read more »

Patrick William Steinfeld
Patrick William Steinfeld
answered on Nov 4, 2022

You need a medical malpractice lawyer. Go to the top of this page and click on Find a Lawyer. Enter Medical Malpractice and Sacramento in the drop down menu. Call a few med-mal lawyers and pick the one you are most comfortable with. Good luck. Patrick Steinfeld

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1 Answer | Asked in Personal Injury, Health Care Law and Medical Malpractice for California on
Q: What can I do in regards to a former RN posing as a Nurse Practitioner thereby prescribing medication making refferal's.

As mentioned above this person was making diagnosis prescribing medication making referrals and for all intent and purposes I was made to believe he was an Actual licensed MD but after year's of research discovered as of April that was not the case but infact he was a Registered Nurse and this... Read more »

Dale S. Gribow
Dale S. Gribow
answered on Oct 31, 2022

first, call the police.

Why not let them do the work rather than it being on your dime?

you can call local injury lawyers, but I suspect they would be reluctant to take the case as there is no guarantee of someone that could pay... if there is a judgment.

if the damages are...
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2 Answers | Asked in Personal Injury, Health Care Law and Medical Malpractice for California on
Q: What do I do if UC Davis will not treat me for my conditions will not give me medication keep gaslighting

They won’t tell me why they won’t help me with my pain and why I’m not getting treated

William John Light
William John Light
answered on Oct 26, 2022

Get a second opinion. Doctors are not required to give you medication if s/he does not believe it is medically appropriate. If you think the doctors are wrong, you are free to go elsewhere.

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1 Answer | Asked in Employment Law, Employment Discrimination and Health Care Law for California on
Q: I went to a clinic for a physical for job I was trying 4. Didnt get the Job because they knew about a drug over dose
Neil Pedersen
Neil Pedersen
answered on Oct 17, 2022

You have asked no question. This is a question and answer site.

Based on the little bit provided, there does not appear to be anything unlawful about the employer's action.

Good luck to you.

1 Answer | Asked in Health Care Law for California on
Q: Psychiatrist prescribed Austedo or Ingrezza for tardive dyskinesia, but my Kaiser insurance won't cover it. Can I sue?

These are the only two medications for T.D. My psychiatrist is telling me to sue and he's saying that Kaiser has had to pay out often over the past twenty years for not adequately covering mental health problems.

James L. Arrasmith
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answered on Oct 4, 2022

You may be able to sue for insurance bad faith if they are unjustifiably denying your claim.

1 Answer | Asked in Civil Rights, Constitutional Law, Health Care Law and Criminal Law for California on
Q: My husband is at o.c. irc jail and has pulmonary hypertension and they do not have 1 of the 3 meds he needs. What now?
James L. Arrasmith
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answered on Oct 4, 2022

A jail has a due process requirement to provide medications that are necessary. To failure to do so is also a violation of the cruel and unusual punishment prohibition in the United States Constitution. I would petition for review.

1 Answer | Asked in Civil Rights, Elder Law and Health Care Law for California on
Q: 1. My friend (boyfriend) of two or three years has heart issues. 2. His request always is to be housed near me.

3. When being discharged to nursing facility his sister moves him without his knowledge.

He states that she doesn't have durable power of attorney.

He wants me to make decisions so he can be near me. Feels he gets better with me near by

I live in Hemet CA (Riverside... Read more »

James R. Dickinson
James R. Dickinson
answered on Sep 22, 2022

He should speak with an estate planning attorney. [I litigate cases. Anything posted here must not be construed as legal advice, nor as grounds for forming an attorney-client relationship. You should seek an attorney for formal legal advice and representation.]

1 Answer | Asked in Health Care Law for California on
Q: What are the law's governing the practiceing medicine without a license in california

There is also verifiable proof that my sensitive my former health care worker changed his medical title from RN to NP right under the nose of the administration with NP c title he could operate the hemotology analyzer override the test results change the test results ti coinside with a questionable... Read more »

James R. Dickinson
James R. Dickinson
answered on Sep 20, 2022

Here's a link to the California Medical Board with some information for you: https://www.mbc.ca.gov/Consumers/unlicensed-practice.aspx [I litigate cases. Anything posted here must not be construed as legal advice, nor as grounds for forming an attorney-client relationship. You should seek an... Read more »

2 Answers | Asked in Personal Injury, Products Liability and Health Care Law for California on
Q: My PCP injected me w/trulicity & bydureon. I don’t have diabetes, I am now impaired as a result what should I do

I did not have diabetes and am no medication except a water pill today , as a result of the medication my skin lifted off my body and my internal fluids leaked out. I had to be hospitalized and re-learn to walk and have lost my professional career

Dan Rowan Cortright
Dan Rowan Cortright
answered on Sep 19, 2022

You should contact a personal injury/medical malpractice attorney right away. You only have 1 year after the malpractice to file a claim/lawsuit against the doctor.

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1 Answer | Asked in Real Estate Law and Health Care Law for California on
Q: My husband and I just bought a mobile home in Newport Beach, Ca. The downstairs bathroom window is

part of back neighbors patio where he and guests smoke constantly. Smoke comes in causing health problems. Is there anything I can do to change lot lines or a fence?

Thank you,

James R. Dickinson
James R. Dickinson
answered on Sep 18, 2022

Have you tried [respectfully] working out a solution with the neighbor? [I litigate cases. Anything posted here must not be construed as legal advice, nor as grounds for forming an attorney-client relationship. You should seek an attorney for formal legal advice and representation.]

1 Answer | Asked in Legal Malpractice, Employment Law and Health Care Law for California on
Q: Do I have legal rights?

I work for and OBGYN clinic and the fronk desk has been using my initials when scheduling the patients. I spoke with her and she denied and used lies to defend herself. I know because the EMR shows who actually made the appointment and who was last editing the appointment. The manager was notified... Read more »

James L. Arrasmith
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answered on Sep 16, 2022

I would talk to the HR manager about this issue if you have not already.

1 Answer | Asked in Health Care Law and Medical Malpractice for California on
Q: Can I sue a hospital that told me my babies X-rays were fine, asked to recheck X-rays week later telling us broken bones

Our 2 year old fell off chair, we bring him to emergency room for X-rays. They say everything is fine. I can tell a week later it’s not fine, schedule online appointment with his regular doctor. He looks at the same X-rays tells me his clavicle is clearly broken all the way through. My 2 year old... Read more »

Tim Akpinar
Tim Akpinar
answered on Sep 8, 2022

A California attorney could advise best, but your question remains open for three weeks. I'm sorry for your family's ordeal. The most reliable way to answer your question would be to reach out to med mal firms to try to arrange a free initial consult. That's the norm in the industry.... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Insurance Bad Faith and Health Care Law for California on
Q: My husband had back surgery 1 year ago. Our insurance gave authorization but now have denied the claim. We have 67K bill

My husband has double insurance coverage. 1 policy through his work (Grossmont Union High School district) and 1 policy through my work (San Diego Unified School District). He went through my policy and was originally given authorization for the back surgery. Now the insurance company is sending us... Read more »

Tim Akpinar
Tim Akpinar
answered on Aug 26, 2022

A California attorney could advise best, but your question remains open for two weeks. One option is to reach out to attorneys who handle health care claims. First, try to compile a complete file on the denial and its supporting documentation, such as EOBs. Also put together all the documentation... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Constitutional Law, Health Care Law and Medical Malpractice for California on
Q: Two Doctors at Stanford and UCSF mistreated me with overall neglect,HIPPA violation, Misdiagnoses, do I have a case?

Misdiagnosed with Alcohol liver disease Feb 2021, the damage was actually from a genetic condition (ARPKD found in March 2022). They wouldn't listen to me and took away genetic test June 2021 since the Dr. decided I was still drinking with no proof. I have to think if it wasn't taken away... Read more »

James L. Arrasmith
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answered on Aug 6, 2022

Medical malpractice cases are very tricky. You have to prove that a doctor failed to act as a reasonable and prudent doctor would have acted. It is important that you contact an experienced attorney to discuss pursuing your matter.

1 Answer | Asked in Civil Rights, Elder Law, Health Care Law and Medical Malpractice for California on
Q: I am a 68 year old male who was discharged from the hospital unstable with three sever conditions. What recourse i have?

I went to Northridge Hospital on 6/14. in chronic pain with Essential Thrombocythemia Hemorrhage Severe/ JAK2 mutation and degenerative disc disease. Admitted 6/15, The Doctor discovered it was my back by 6/17. The hospital contacted Woodland skilled nursing rehab facility to transfer me to. A... Read more »

Louis George Fazzi
Louis George Fazzi
answered on Jul 28, 2022

Are you a veteran? If you are, get to the closest VA hospital emergency room. If you are not already enrolled, they will enroll you while you are there.

If you are not a veteran, look for a civil rights lawyer or law firm who handle elder abuse cases, who can help you. Keep all your...
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3 Answers | Asked in Public Benefits, Personal Injury and Health Care Law for California on
Q: I’m in California I was just wondering if the air filters in public bathrooms contain poo and aren’t changed can u sue?

And if so what are the steps to ?

Dan Rowan Cortright
Dan Rowan Cortright
answered on Jul 25, 2022

Well, the issue would be whether there is any evidence that the entity responsible for maintaining that bathroom was negligent in maintaining the air filters, or knew of such harmful substance existing in the filters and allowed it to remain there causing actual injury to users of the restroom.

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1 Answer | Asked in Estate Planning, Elder Law and Health Care Law for California on
Q: Can I get my deceased grandparent's medical information if I'm not the executor of their estate?

My grandparents passed away over 10 years ago and I am trying to get their medical history. I am not the executor of their estate (they didn't do estate planning before passing away) and my father is the death certificate holder. I live in California, however, they passed away in New York. I... Read more »

Julie King
Julie King
answered on Jul 13, 2022

You are right on the money with the HIPAA reference. Everyone has a right to privacy in their medical information. So, if one spouse is in the hospital and the other spouse calls to ask how the hospitalized person is doing, the hospital is not even allowed to acknowledge the person is in the... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Workers' Compensation and Health Care Law for California on
Q: Can HR advise my boss about my potential workman’s comp case before I have opened a claim or spoken to me

I was speaking to HR they advised the WC dept who in turn emailed me and copied my boss but I did not file the claim yet nor had I even spoken to them about it so now this person advised my boss about my mental health issues that I was privately discussing with HR

Nancy J. Wallace
Nancy J. Wallace
answered on Jun 21, 2022

Conversations with HR can (and should) eventually include your supervisor. If you are having mental health challenges and you alerted Human Resources, HR is required by the corporation to alert supervisors (and likely Risk Management). Human Resources staffers are NOT Priests or Doctors or... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Medical Malpractice, Personal Injury, Wrongful Death and Health Care Law for California on
Q: Can I file a person injury case against Kaiser for not doing what they were supposed to

My dad was on hospice in Kaiser they were supposed to informed me when my dad got worse for we can say our goodbyes n they didn’t the day he died they had a meeting had him sign papers I had no idea that was going on I told them not to have a meeting unless I was informed because he was on... Read more »

Theodore Allan Greene
Theodore Allan Greene
answered on May 28, 2022

You should immediately talk to a personal injury attorney who also handles medical malpractice. There are very strict timelines that you must not violate so you should talk to someone right away or you could lose the chance to do something.

1 Answer | Asked in Health Care Law, Legal Malpractice, Personal Injury and Wrongful Death for California on
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Dale S. Gribow
Dale S. Gribow
answered on May 21, 2022

GOOD LUCK.............

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