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1 Answer | Asked in Elder Law, Health Care Law and Medical Malpractice for District of Columbia on
Q: can hospital be sued for neglected if they failed to cardiac convert a patient that request to be converted

Patient suffered from Ventricular tachycardia rhythm, family was at bedside during event ICU team informed family that they was going to wait to see if patient would come out on her own. Family insisted on converting patient or bring in electrophysiologist. After 3 hrs of waiting they finally... View More

Joel Gary Selik
Joel Gary Selik
answered on Oct 26, 2023

Yes this is a potential case. While doing what the patient or family instructs might not be malpractice, what you describe does indicate there may be malpractice.

Medical malpractice means that a doctor violated the standard of care. A bad outcome is not enough. Another doctor would be...
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1 Answer | Asked in Appeals / Appellate Law and Health Care Law for District of Columbia on
Q: Need support for ADA case for not passing Optometry boards (several times) because of learning disability.

We are preparing documentation and looking for legal counsel to support us. We have documentation from a Educational Psychologist, test results, employer recommendations, history of learning disability, test scores, analysis of test scores, etc. Is there a firm or legal counsel that can help us... View More

Tim Akpinar
Tim Akpinar
answered on Oct 26, 2021

An attorney in the D.C. area would be able to advise best, but your question remains open for four weeks. At this point, you could check with the D.C. Bar if their resources for the public might be helpful in terms of attorney recommendations or referrals. Good luck

Tim Akpinar

1 Answer | Asked in Health Care Law and Personal Injury for District of Columbia on
Q: A long term care facility offering rehabilitation failed to provide rehabilitation for three months, injury was incurred

Neither physical rehabilitation nor assistive devices were received. Governor's order required all licensed physical therapists to continue to provide care during state lock down.

Tim Akpinar
Tim Akpinar
answered on Aug 13, 2020

A Washington, DC attorney could advise best, but your post remains open for a week. Your post didn't include a question, but if you are wondering whether this could give rise to a legal cause of action, it could be a challenging case. You're looking at demonstrating damages that might... View More

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