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1 Answer | Asked in Medical Malpractice and Personal Injury for Illinois on
Q: We have a similar case but wife had tubes tied same surgery and nerve condctn tests considerable scarring and sunken tsu

She found she has carpal tunnel both wrists from workin for same facility for years as housekeeper now shes a receptionist there loved by all her patients. She now has alot more problems with said arm being numb and having bad bloodflow. We get many bills from that n previous back surgereywhich she... View More

Tim Akpinar
Tim Akpinar
answered on Mar 25, 2024

An Illinois attorney could advise best, but your question remains open for two weeks. It isn't fully clear whether you are inquiring about your rights in a potential med mal matter, or are seeking representation in defense of a collection suit. One option could be to reach out to law firms to... View More

3 Answers | Asked in Car Accidents, Personal Injury and Medical Malpractice for Illinois on
Q: I didn’t settled my car accident case until 2021 but I am have to get my leg cut off due to the accident I’ve had the

Same surgery 2 times I feel the first dr should have done better is there anything I can do cause this has changed my life forever I never knew it would of turned out this bad

Charles Candiano
Charles Candiano
answered on Feb 19, 2024

CAR ACCIDENT

If you are asking about reopening the car accident, you CANNOT do that. That said, given the extent of your injuries, the insurance carrier probably surrendered their policy limits. That is to say that you probably received ALL available money.

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4 Answers | Asked in Personal Injury, Products Liability and Medical Malpractice for Illinois on
Q: How do I proceed with legal action against a hospital for giving me third degree radiation burns on my face from a CT

Scan that left imprints of teeth tongue and bone of my mouth inside on the outside of my face on both sides of my cheeks.

Adam Maksimovich
Adam Maksimovich
answered on Dec 7, 2023

I recommend promptly speaking with an attorney in the state where the CT scan occurred. To answer your question, a lawsuit will need to be filed where you will need to demonstrate that the medical personnel were negligent, specifically by failing to conform to the appropriate standard of care in... View More

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2 Answers | Asked in Medical Malpractice and Personal Injury for Illinois on
Q: I was diagnosed as overdosing on feytonal patch when blood test shoeed no evidence of such.showed low blood pressure.

Is there grounds to sew.it has caused problems with my family causing them to think I'm on drugs.

Tim Akpinar
Tim Akpinar
answered on Nov 23, 2023

It does not sound like it would be a strong case. Because of the costs involved in litigating med mal cases, law firms are generally reluctant to contemplate something where the potential for recovery is not strong. I'm sorry for your ordeal. It's possible other attorneys could see things... View More

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2 Answers | Asked in Medical Malpractice and Personal Injury for Illinois on
Q: I was diagnosed as overdosing on feytonal patch when blood test shoeed no evidence of such.showed low blood pressure.

Is there grounds to sew.it has caused problems with my family causing them to think I'm on drugs.

Joel Gary Selik
Joel Gary Selik
answered on Nov 19, 2023

It would probably not be a viable case.

The first issue is did the doctor commit malpractice. Medical malpractice means that a doctor violated the standard of care. A bad outcome is not enough. Another doctor would be needed to evaluate what the doctors did.

The second issue...
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1 Answer | Asked in Personal Injury, Health Care Law and Medical Malpractice for Illinois on
Q: My husband’s psychiatrist changed his meds around adding and taking away and changing doses all in less than a month. He

He began to exhibit strange behaviors that quickly advanced to seizure like shaking of his entire body then going completely limp and being non responsive. I took him to 1 hospital that said he was low on magnesium and sent him home. Took him to another and they did lots of tests and said it was... View More

Charles Candiano
Charles Candiano
answered on Aug 31, 2023

First and foremost, it is essential for you to understand the anticipated effects and the potential side effects of your husband's medication. Psychotropic drugs, generally, have a host of very unpleasant, known side effects and many are prescribed as maintenance medication. Whether your... View More

1 Answer | Asked in Medical Malpractice and Nursing Home Abuse for Illinois on
Q: My father passed away in March of 2022. He was at a skilled nursing facility. I ordered his medical records and found

Many errors and charting that looks as if it was copied. Wrong name listed on a record. Charting was done after my father passed as if they took care of him during that time. Wrong room numbers at times. Blood work reviewed by an LPN. Last wishes were not entered correctly in his chart so his DNR... View More

Joel Gary Selik
Joel Gary Selik
answered on Mar 18, 2023

Medical malpractice cases require the Health Care Provider to have done something wrong that led to harm. Doing wrong action is not enough. It must be proven, for example, the errors you outline caused or contributed to his death. You should review these facts with experienced medical malpractice... View More

2 Answers | Asked in Medical Malpractice and Personal Injury for Illinois on
Q: Piece of foley balloon left inside of my bladder after I had my C-section in December 2021

Doctors thought it was a tumor from ultrasounds I had until I had my cystoscopy done, and we seen that it was part of the foley balloon. So it was in my bladder for thirteen months.

David Wolkowitz
David Wolkowitz
answered on Feb 15, 2023

You are of course correct if you think surgeons should not unintentionally lave items in your body after surgery. It sound like you might have a strong case for medical malpractice. However, consider that the amount of damages you might recover depends upon various factors, and is not clear cut.... View More

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3 Answers | Asked in Medical Malpractice for Illinois on
Q: Im looking for malpractice lawyer
Joel Gary Selik
Joel Gary Selik
answered on Mar 6, 2024

Use this website:

https://www.justia.com/lawyers

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1 Answer | Asked in Medical Malpractice for Illinois on
Q: Medical provider negligence in collecting blood sample for testing caused erroneous analyses of a blood test.

Contaminated sample showed incorrect readings in diagnostic test results, leading to unnecessary visits, tests and hospital emergency charges (they repeated the blood tests, and ALL results were NORMAL). I received a bill for $1,314 for all visits and tests. I understand that blood collection... View More

Joel Gary Selik
Joel Gary Selik
answered on Feb 15, 2024

Yes. The first question is what proof do you have that this occurred due to their negligence? Upon proper proof that should allow victory.

1 Answer | Asked in Medical Malpractice for Illinois on
Q: If I was injured in a medical procedure that was performed in Arizona do I have to file my claim in Arizona?

I had to temporarily relocate to Chicago in order to get the medical assistance that I needed and am currently enrolled in a physical therapy program at the Shirley Ryan Ability lab.

Joel Gary Selik
Joel Gary Selik
answered on Feb 12, 2024

Yes it would have to be filed in the State where it occurred, except in very rare circumstances.

1 Answer | Asked in Medical Malpractice for Illinois on
Q: Our daughters passed away from NEC. We cannot get their charts. Could we join the formula suit

They were born Oct 11 2022. Both passed of NEC unsure if they had formula.

Adam Maksimovich
Adam Maksimovich
answered on Jan 13, 2024

Yes, it’s possible depending on whether they had certain types of formula and other factors. Contact an attorney to conduct a records request and investigate this further to determine eligibility.

1 Answer | Asked in Medical Malpractice for Illinois on
Q: Does a physician (me) have an obligation to report someone who lied on a DOT application and is an at risk CDL driver?

Patient presented for surgical clearance. Has diabetes-on insulin-self treats-with episodes of high/low sugars. He does not disclose on his DOT exams and adjusts his meds so that the urine testing is negative. As a CDL driver, he is obligated to report for safety reasons and he is not optimally... View More

Joel Gary Selik
Joel Gary Selik
answered on Jun 9, 2023

It is important for all medical providers have a health care attorney to advise them on the normal issues, such as this, that come up, day to day. If you work for a health care system or combined practice, they should have corporate counsel with whom you can confer. The consequences are too dire... View More

1 Answer | Asked in Personal Injury and Medical Malpractice for Illinois on
Q: Doctor hit me during a procedure and tried it with the local anesthesia not working do I have legal action?
Charles Candiano
Charles Candiano
answered on Apr 26, 2023

What is the procedure? What is the protocol for that procedure? Does your insurance require that the procedure be performed with a local? Was a local ineffective on you in the past? What harm, if any, did you suffer? General anesthesia carries many risks (including that you may not wake up)... View More

1 Answer | Asked in Medical Malpractice and Personal Injury for Illinois on
Q: What if after 10 years another Dr tells you that you had unnecessary surgery
Tim Akpinar
Tim Akpinar
answered on Apr 22, 2023

An Illinois attorney could advise best, but your question remains open for four weeks. No one here can say whether your surgery was unnecessary, or whether your situation is a matter of differing medical opinions. You'd need to consult with an Illinois med mal firm to discuss - a health care... View More

1 Answer | Asked in Personal Injury and Medical Malpractice for Illinois on
Q: Thanks for reading! I'm wanting to know if I should speak to a lawyer about my father's care in a skilled nursing..

Facility. I ordered his chart after he passed away to see if any testing was done that could've provided treatment needed and found that the issue of a failing liver was not addressed with any of us and additional testing was never ordered. Upon request of myself the nursing home called 911... View More

Joel Gary Selik
Joel Gary Selik
answered on Mar 19, 2023

Yes you should Consult with experienced nursing home/medical malpractice attorneys in your state.

2 Answers | Asked in Medical Malpractice for Illinois on
Q: How can I find out if my lawyer cheated me out of my settlement money?

I sued Cook County-Stroger Hospital for an unnecessary operation.

Joel Gary Selik
Joel Gary Selik
answered on Mar 5, 2023

Ask the attorney for a detailed disbursal statement.

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1 Answer | Asked in Legal Malpractice, Medical Malpractice, Nursing Home Abuse and Wrongful Death for Illinois on
Q: I'm suing a nursing home for negligence and a hospital for negligence and wrongful death as in malpractice .

Because they were both at fault, do I have to sue them in the same case or separate cases

David Wolkowitz
David Wolkowitz
answered on Feb 18, 2023

You are going to need an Illinois personal injury lawyer and nursing home negligence lawyer to handle your case. You are involved in a complicated matter.

2 Answers | Asked in Personal Injury and Medical Malpractice for Illinois on
Q: medical injury cannot find lawyer due to case won't net enough of money for their law firm any suggestions? arbitration?

i feel the doctor should be held accountable for causing me additional injury pain and suffering here in life!

Charles Candiano
Charles Candiano
answered on Oct 18, 2022

I do not know anything about your situation. If a law firm has confirmed to you that the physician's actions constituted medical negligence, you can always file a complaint with the Illinois Department of Financial and Professional Regulation. That is the State agency that licenses all... View More

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1 Answer | Asked in Personal Injury and Medical Malpractice for Illinois on
Q: APPEARANCE FILED - FEE PAID - (JURY DEMAND) What does this mean
Robert D. Kreisman
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Robert D. Kreisman
answered on Apr 15, 2021

This means that the defendant(s) has filed an appearance and a demand for jury trial. This filing would almost always be filed by the attorney(s) representing the defendant(s).

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