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Q: where can I look up my case number?

I got a suspicious phone call from a man saying he was from the DAG (dept of the attorney general) with the case number 252625-18 regarding a complaint that has been forwarded to his office, stating he needed to speak with me in regards to the matter

Peter N. Munsing
Peter N. Munsing answered on Jul 25, 2018

You can call your state Attorney General. It sounds like a scam. Most AG's offices don't call themselves "Department of the Attorney General, " for one thing. It would be "This is Jane Doe with the Kansas Attorney General's office of ______________________"

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Q: Would I be within the statue of limitation for medical malpractice

My surgery was October 9, 2015, the surgeon stated it could take up to a year for the nerve to be healed and feeling come back to my leg. In October 2016 an Emg test was done showing Denerevation at the L5 level and foot drop. A 2nd opinion by another Neuro surgeon stated that if I had non of the... Read more »

David Adams
David Adams answered on Dec 25, 2017

There is only a two year statute of limitations in Kansas. This date can be considered to run from the date that you were first able to discover that malpractice had been committed. There might still be some time left to get a case on file in your case. Please consult an attorney immediately.... Read more »

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Q: If your doctor prescribes you a medications that is on your files that you are allergic to it and he is aware of it.

Would it be a lawsuit if your doctor prescribes you a medication that is on your files knowing that you are allergic to it and if it is what kind

David Adams
David Adams answered on Oct 11, 2017

The doctor should be liable if they prescribe a medicine that you are known to be allergic to. The bigger question might become, "what are the extent of damages?" If the medicine did not cause a more serious medical event or problem, then it would likely be hard for a lawyer to justify the time... Read more »

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Q: Is this medical negligence?

I had lung surgery to remove a lung nodule in March and the tissue sample was ordered by my infectious disease doctor for out of state testing at Mayo clinic and University of Seattle. It's being 3months now and the sample never got sent for testing, my infectious disease doctor made numerous calls... Read more »

Peter N. Munsing
Peter N. Munsing answered on Jun 30, 2017

It may be but not actionable as you'd have to show harm. Talk to your doctor about next steps. Do not mention any legal action or your own doctor may freeze.

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Q: Looking into a case against my sons dr. She almost killed him with a misdiagnosis. Can I sue?

Took my son to dr for sick visit, dr on call diagnosed him as a fussy baby. He actually was dehydrated and had super rapid heartbeat, she sent us home. 2 days later life flighted to Childrens Mercy with multiply organ failure and almost died. He has SVT, diagnosed by Cardio dr. Happened Nov 2015,... Read more »

David Adams
David Adams answered on Jun 5, 2017

Liability will depend on what the original doctor should have been able to diagnose, and what effect the delayed diagnosis had on the eventual problems your son developed. These cases often require review from another medical expert in the field. You can contact my office or another attorney that... Read more »

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Q: How is it ok for doctors to decide if you get treatment or not? To me a 9mm kidney stone needs treatment.

Theres a lot more. I asked for numbing cream cause im terrified of needles. I was denied. I freaked out. The doctor gave me meds that made me hallucinate which was unnecessary even tho i was freaking out. A pap smear was done and CT scan was done on my stomach. I remember and my husband remembers... Read more »

Peter N. Munsing
Peter N. Munsing answered on Jun 1, 2017

It's up to a doctor to decide what needs treatment and how. If you don't like the tretment, you may find another doctor.

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