Cedulie Renee Laumann's answer As with many things legal, whether a romantic relationship is legally problematic will depend on the circumstances. Was the doctor pursuing the patient while treating or did the romantic interest arise well after the termination of the doctor/patient relationship? Was the doctor/patient relationship a single visit without dependency or was this a long-term counseling situation? Besides all that, is the doctor in a practice / group with rules about such relationships?
Mark Oakley's answer “Winning” is determined not by how injured or damaged you are, but how strong your evidence is that your doctor breached the standard of care he owed to you when providing your medical care. The standard of care must be established by another physician with the expertise to define what that standard is for the type and nature of treatment you were receiving for your health issue. You would then need expert medical testimony that the doctor breached that standard of care, and that breach...
Mark Oakley's answer There is a statutory scheme set up to specifically address medical malpractice by physicians (regular M.D.s), that would not apply to vets. These statutory provisions are largely procedural, but also address substantive issues related to the claims. However, the standards for professional malpractice, and the legal definitions and evidentiary standards are largely the same across all professions when it comes to proving malpractice (lawyers, doctors, accountants, architects, and, yes,...
Thomas Neary's answer It really will depends on the details of the case like when was the product recalled and what are the damages, but it doesn't sound good from your limited description. I would recommend you sit down and go over it with an attorney.
Timur Akpinar's answer I do not practice in Maryland but your question remains open for four weeks. The underlying concept is essentially the same. It is based upon the existence of a duty, a breach of that duty, injuries/damages, and a causal link between the breach of duty and ensuing injuries. Medical malpractice can involve other legal theories as well.
Mark Oakley's answer The fact he retired is irrelevant. He can be sued. The issue is whether you waited too long to make a claim. There is a statute of limitations, which can be extended to start running from the date you discovered or should have discovered the object left inside of you. Also, unless you have complications and high damages resulting from the object and it’s removal, the cost and effort to pursue a malpractice claim may not be worth it.
Mark Oakley's answer Health insurance is supposed to cover the costs of whatever medical care you need, regardless of the cause. It does not provide damages for pain and suffering, permanent impairment, loss of income, etc., caused by medical malpractice. Those types of damages are what malpractice claims are for, and are paid by the doctor's medical malpractice insurer.
Thomas Neary's answer Yes, a nursing home can be liable for malpractice and there are particular standards of care that apply to them. Nursing home negligence is a regular issue in courts around the state.
It would depend upon the details of the case but yes, there is a possible case if a doctors negligence hastened the death of the patient. Particularly in cases of a terminal patient, shortening their time can be quite tragic.
Thomas Neary's answer It depends upon the facts of the procedure and results. In some cases, it does begin on the date that you are aware of the malpractice which can be the date you began feeling ill in some instances, but you need to look at the specific facts of the case to determine which one applies.
You may want to consult with an attorney to go over the details and get a clear answer based upon all the facts.
Ronald V. Miller Jr.'s answer There has to be negligence. That is the key. Did they perform the risky procedure like an ordinary, reasonable prudent surgeon would. It is not the outcome that matters. It is whether a mistake was made.
Ronald V. Miller Jr.'s answer Google Maryland malpractice cap to find out the exact numbers. It is based on the year of the injury. The pain and suffering cap this year is 800k. There is no cap on economic damages.
Ronald V. Miller Jr.'s answer I would depend on the facts of the case. A bad outcome does not mean malpractice. If you could prove that a reasonable, prudent doctor would not have taken the cast off early, you have a theoretical case.
Ronald V. Miller Jr.'s answer As a practical matter, unless you suffered serious injuries, no lawyer would take this case. Whether you have a theoretical case would depend on whether the doctor knew or had reason to know you might be allergic to that medication.
Ronald V. Miller Jr.'s answer I don't think this is a medical malpractice case. Did you call the lab and tell them you no longer want to take the test and explain why? I doubt they would hold your feet to the fire if you have not yet taken the test.
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