I had previous fainting spells with an ssri and it was discontinued, then a year later when I was pregnant I was put on another ssri which caused low blood pressure which resulted in my eye basically having a stroke from lack of blood oxygen. This caused drusen which destroyed a lot of optic nerve... Read more »
An Iowa attorney could advise best, but your post remains open for two weeks. I'm sorry for your ordeal. To answer your question, an attorney would need to evaluate your condition in greater detail, which would likely involve retrieval of your medical records and consulting with a medical...Read more »
15 years ago my dural sac was cut during surgery and I went to back every week after surgery with a baseball sized lump out my back. They let it leak for a month before doing an MRI. I was back in surgery next morning for repair. 2 years ago a different neurosurgeon discovered my Arachnoiditis on... Read more »
Generally speaking the statute of limitations relative to a medical malpractice claim is two (2) years from the date of the negligent act or two (2) years from the date of when you were first made aware of a potentially negligent act associated with medical treatment ("discovery rule")....Read more »
You can ask for anything that you wish; however, receiving medical treatment in an emergency room does not entitle you to an attorney (as with the situation in which one is charged with a crime and is being held in police custody).
I placed my teenage daughter in an inpatient mental health facility that had strict guidelines regarding who could contact her and how. She was not allowed to have contact with anyone that I, personally did not put on her list, which was password protected by a password I chose. She could not... Read more »
Did you have a written agreement between the health care facility and you? If so, are the conditions / terms which you assert were violated specifically delineated in the agreement? How have you and / or your daughter been damaged by the health care facility’s breach of the agreement?
You should immediately schedule a consultation with the doctor in question to determine specifically as to what he / she did and whether you need any further medical treatment due to the "forceful chop."
She was having leg problems and shortness of breathe prior to surgery but the her primary doctor never followed up nor was my mother told she had potential blood clots forming can we sue the hospital for wrongful death
Near Christmas time I enter the hospital with an excruciating migraine, by ambulance. I was misdiagnosed and admitted to the hospital with a small lung infection. The doctor refused to see me, even when I begged the staff to get her bcuz I knew something more severe was going on. She absolutely did... Read more »
Quick Answer: Anyone can file suit. But can you win? Probably not. Maybe, but probably not.
Why not? There are so many things wrong with the facts of which you described, that I am not even sure where to begin, but let's limit the issues and see if I can shed some light on why-not....Read more »
More blood they gave him blood transplant and he got a blockage and died next day when they did that it has greatly erected my life he was only 58 can I go after them I've been messed up haven't been able to work in highly depressed
Not every adverse or bad result with regard to medical treatment necessarily constitutes malpractice. The real question is whether the primary treating physician or the physician's staff failed to do something he / she / they should have done or did something he / she / they should not have...Read more »
You see, I fell in January of this year and broke my fibula. The orthopedist I was sent to was very impersonal from the beginning. A cast was place and I had x rays several times until the cast was removed the end of February.. my ankle was very swollen so I was given a walking boot and sent to... Read more »
Probably not. It appears your damages would be limited to pain, suffering and some additional discomfort. That's not enough to warrant spending the amount of money it would take to prove that medical malpractice occurred. This even assumes any did occur which I am not convinced did. In...Read more »
I had right hip prosthesis done 8/2015. Had intense groin pain & disability ongoing post-op. Sought 2nd opinion. Found to have misplaced cup portion of prosthesis with damaged psoasis tendon secondary to same. Had revision hip replacement and partial excision of psoasis tendon 12/2016 for same.... Read more »
A lot depends on exactly what happened, when in the procedure, etc. Call a member of the Ia. Assn for Justice who handles medical carelessness cases in your county; if none an adjacent county. They give FREE consultations and if they take the case will take it on the basis that they get paid when...Read more »
I ask if a Dr. would see me and why and the receptionist said Drs were booked and I would have to go to urgent Care so I drove myself there about 10 minutes away and they took me from there by ambulance to the emergency room should I see lawyer?
While they did not follow protocols, unless what they did resulted in a serious problem, I don't see that there is a case--fortunately you got to the hospital before anything bad happened. However if you have a concern that heart tissue may have died in that time, contact a member of the Iowa...Read more »
Was made his POA while at the first hospital when he was still alert and aware. He was airlifted from Ne. To Trauma center in Iowa, rushed into immediate surgery, on COMPLETE life support with intubation,and no brain activity for 3 days.Upon my arrival back to the ICU on the 29th, I was met by 3... Read more »
Yes. The testimony of an expert witness will be necessary to establish a breach of the standard of care neurosurgery requires for a proper outcome. A bad outcome proves little or nothing about whether or not the surgical technique used was wrong. Without an expert opinion your case will likely...Read more »
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