I was recently arrested and while being incarcerated the jail put me on a medication called Zyprexa without speaking to any medical staff or doctor. I don't have any prescriptions that I'm supposed to take. The medication they put me on caused extremely visual hallucinations. They gave me an... Read more »
It didn't look like there was a question here; something may have gotten cut off in uploading. However, if you are wondering if you have the grounds for a med mal case, it isn't possible to say based on the brief facts provided. It looks like you are describing a failure to diagnose situation. If...Read more »
Indiana Code sections 16-36-1.7-0.5 to 16-36-1.7-5 deal with Psychiatric Advance Directives, including requirements to execute a directive as set forth in Indiana Code section 16-36-1.7-2. You can view these and other Indiana Code sections online using this website:...Read more »
Can a physician give out private information to a third party, such as law inforcement, beyond the obvious (not a threat to oneself or others)? In other words, can a criminal case be dismissed based on a violation of privacy on account of a physician? Personal information was given out without my... Read more »
Any such violation of your privacy rights would come under Fourth Amendment analysis. The appropriate sanction would be suppression of the evidence, not dismissal of charges. Of course, suppression of evidence can often result in the State being unable to proceed, and thus dismissal.
I went in for my first ultrasound at 8 weeks and the ultrasound tech lead me to believe that everything was fine. I went in 2 weeks later to the emergency room because I had some spotting and cramps the emergency room did an external ultrasound and a fetal Doppler but told me that it was normal not... Read more »
First of all, it sounds that you been through some tough times. In order to have a malpractice case, you would need to show negligence. I am not sure you present enough facts to determine negligence. It doesn't make sense to me that they would confuse your heart beat with the fetus' heart beat....Read more »
It was a dog bite...patient contracted MRSA then sent home to treat it didn’t get better. Had to call the ambulance because of low blood pressure yellowing skin and eyes and then it advanced to sepsis. Multiple organ failure and slipped into partial coma. He called an ambulance 3 times before... Read more »
I had a Brazilian butt lift and my body I guess rejected the surgery and I've had a total of 10 drainage tubes put in my body and the day after surgery when my doctor told me he was putting in a drain so it would leave an incision open to drain out into a diaper. As I was showering a piece of a... Read more »
Only if you can show that it caused a problem that wasn't there or wouldn't be there if he hadn't. If you have had 10 drainage tubes and still have them I think you want to see if you have an infection or if you need to see and infectious disease specialist.
The lawyer that had been going over our sons medical records called us and stated that the first test our son had done was indeed read incorrectly and she has asked us to come in next week, what should we expect our first visit with her?
Discussion, likely she will advise if she is or isn't agreeable to taking the case, will discuss the fee and ask you to sign a fee agreement. Understand medical cases are very expensive even if they don't go to court.
Your question appears incomplete. More information is needed to provide you an answer. If you are asking if a defendant doctor or provider is not required to participate in the medical review panel process, more information needs to be provided to give an answer to you. If the provider is not...Read more »
Last Tuesday I was admitted to IU Ball Memorial Hospital with severe chest pains and headache. They ran several tests and on Friday I was told all the tests results looked OK and I could go home. Saturday I woke up with both eyes totally blood-shot, large, painful welts on my forehead and scalp... Read more »
It could be negligence but to have a case you have to show there was a fallout that would not have happened if they had done it right,pulled your chart, unless there was something when you went there that indicated it couldn't be the old diagnosis.
That is going to fall under the medical malpractice realm. It would be best to call a local medical malpractice attorney and discuss your case in detail with them. Most provide a free consultation and don't charge an upfront fee.
GEnerally, the warnings cover pretty much everything so hard to believe they didn't tell you. However if he clearly had no permission to give injections (and there was no catch-all "and to perform any and all procedures he may deem necessary during the procedure without consulting me..." then you...Read more »
Right before my c section I signed a consent to be put under because my epidural failed during labor and then I ended up needing a c section. The anesthesiologist came in and told me no he was going to try redoing my epidural after they tried 5 times during my labor. I told him no to just put me to... Read more »
A lot depends on what the records showed. In the middle of a medical event the doctor is given more leeway in "judgment calls " they make. If they say they felt professionally that was the way to go,I wouldn't view it as illegal. As far as a civil case there wouldn't be a case if there is no damage...Read more »
I got insurance pre-approval for the procedure and spoke with the scheduler to ensure that everything was covered so there were no surprises (my exact words). Afterward - the Anesthesiologist balance billed me for the procedure as they said they were out of network. Insurance paid them based upon... Read more »
I would suggest to the facility that arranged for the pre cert that if they have an out of network person for anesthesiology then it is up to them to tell you, and tell the anesthesiologist as he didn't let you know he was out of network you are not paying.
I have a medical bill account with a medical bill collection agency. I set up a payment arrangement 6 months ago. The lady who set the arrangement up with me told me that I can continue to send the payments to the hospital with the new account number and they would apply it to the account. Ive made... Read more »
Had gall bladder sx, came home, became sick again. Back to same hospital. Ran tests sent home on 3rd day , them saying prob intestional thing. They called next am, said they needed him to come back.Already had s room for him. They knew he is a parapalegic yet no handicapped access to anything in... Read more »
Generally speaking, you are talking years. Indiana has a two part system. The first requires that a case be presented to a Medical Review Panel. That process can take over a year. after that process is completed, then you can file a suit in court. Generally, that can take two years or longer.
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