I am disabled and have emphysema and asthma, herniated cervical disc,and extreme high blood pressure. under the care of the same doctor for 10 years,and with their practice for 48 years. The doctor had me go to a pain management center to see "if Tammy might know of something new to help... Read more »
First, you need to consult a lawyer as a medical malpractice case can be one of the most expensive and complicated types of Personal Injury cases. In terms of the medical bills you should contact the providers directly and either submit it through your health insurance if available or work...Read more »
You have two years from the date of the incident, or two years from when you discovered or should have discovered your injury. That being the case, if you believe you have a viable medical malpractice claim, I recommend consulting with an attorney as soon as possible. Medical malpractice claims...Read more »
my husband and I have been together 11 years. We had a up and down relationship due to his mental health issues. It cause him to be violent at times which caused domestic abuse. He recently passed in a facility and I contacted a lawyer to look into his death because I felt something wasn't... Read more »
Based on what you've said, there seems to be no reason why you couldn't act as the independent administrator. You should contact an attorney who focuses his or her practice on probate, and he or she can also point you in the right direction to find an attorney who can look into your...Read more »
It is possible you have a case, but the economics behind pursuing such a case is dependent on the injuries sustained by your daughter. If she has sustained very serious and/or permanent injuries as a result of her tongue being clamped too tight, it may be worth pursuing a claim. If her injuries...Read more »
I have a Florida Certification of Immunization form saying my daughter received shots on a certain date, but when her current Doctor's office requested the notes from the previous office, there was no record of her getting the shots. It was not recorded on her last visit and it actually says... Read more »
The question who pose should be taken up by your daughter's physician: What health consequences did the 3 extra doses of vaccine your daughter receive have on her health? You didn't say, fortunately, that your daughter had any ill-effects or injury of any kind from the overdosage....Read more »
an illegal alien was arrested for probation violation and spent one year at the Joliet Correctional Center in Joliet Ill. The individual was a healthy man when he entered the prison system and one year later he walked out handicapped. Had a tracheotomy that was supposed to last for 2-3 weeks and... Read more »
Most lawyers who handle negligence cases for the injured handle cases including those in medical malpractice on a contingency basis, meaning the lawyer would only receive a fee and costs advanced recovered if there in fact is a recovery that the client approves or a verdict or judgment entered in...Read more »
The short answer is it depends. Of significant importance are: The time line of when the first symptoms were misdiagnosed; the particular kind of cancer you have unfortunately contracted; what your staging is now; and what the prognosis and treatment plan is. Those all would all factor in on...Read more »
Yes, you can certainly still sue for medical malpractice. Keep in mind that medical malpractice cases are extremely difficult, time consuming, and expensive, often times costing $100-200k. Thus, you must have very serious and permanent damages to justify filing such an action.
This is an extremely difficult and costly endeavor. You will need to find and pay a licensed medical professional to attest that your injuries sustained are a direct and proximate result of the doctors' negligence. I would start by consulting with attorneys who handle medical malpractice...Read more »
If you are under 18, you have until 22 years old I believe. If you are over 18, you have two years--but a lot depends on when you should have known about the claim. Contact a member of the Illinois Trial Lawyers Assn--they give fee consults.
In general you have two years from the negligent act or omission to file a lawsuit along with a certificate of merit under 735 ILCS 5/2-622. You should consult with an Illinois lawyer in your area who practices in the area of medical negligence law.
The first step you should take is organizing all of your medical records and consulting with a medical malpractice attorney. Many of us offer free consultations and will take your case on a contingent basis, so it will not cost you anything to obtain an opinion of an experienced professional that...Read more »
My step son ran away from home and the hospital got verbal consent from the child's mother even though she lost all rights to the children in court? How can the hospital legal due any none emergency surgery on the child with out consent from the child's legal guardian/parent? And what can... Read more »
hours later on the 20th of July approx. 20 min. after taking the prescribed meds went into cardiac arrest. With our sons quick thinking and 20min of cpr my husband is with us today. he suffers from short term memory loss. He is no longer able to work his construction job
You may have a case, but it is impossible to provide you with a comprehensive evaluation of the merits based on the limited facts provided. I would recommend organizing everything your possession related to this situation, and consult with an attorney individually. Do not make a statement until...Read more »
Anyone who is involved with prescribing medications can be liable for prescription drug errors. This includes physicians, nurses, hospitals, the pharmacy departments in the hospitals, pharmacists, and the pharmaceutical manufacturer.
Hospital-borne infections has become a kind of national epidemic in some locales. The obligation of the hospital is to identify, diagnose and treat the infection. If you're asking is the contracting of a staph infection in a hospital by itself an actionable medical malpractice case, the...Read more »
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