William John Light's answer It is highly unlikely that you were "punched" by a doctor in the course of medical treatment, unless you were being uncooperative and a danger to yourself or others. If that actually happened, contact the Medical Board. http://www.mbc.ca.gov/Consumers/Complaints/
If your complaints of "punching" are sustained, a personal injury attorney might be interested in taking your case.
With regard to the shot in the cheek, if your paralysis has resolved, and if that condition was the...
Kelli Y Allen's answer I'm sorry to hear of your experience, but this is not an immigration issue. I suggest speaking with a civil attorney and also contacting the police department to request that the report be modified to include all relevant information.
Gerald Barry Dorfman's answer Yes, you may very well have a legitimate medical malpractice claim. You should contact medical malpractice attorneys right away. The statute of limitations is shorter than for regular personal injury claims, and if a public entity is involved there is an even shorter claim filing deadline. Do not wait. These types of cases are difficult to assess and win, and require evaluation by experts. Do not wait.
William John Light's answer Unless you have some significant damages from the delay in treatment, there is nothing to do. You have a broken toe whether it was diagnosed at the first ER or the second. Nothing appears to have changed.
William John Light's answer I'm unaware of any statutory duty of the hospital to notify next of kin. Further, it appears that your uncle may have asked for no notification based on the "No Family" designation. Finally, the Coroner’s Office has the responsibility of notifying next of kin. https://sites.google.com/site/californiadeathinvestigation/Home/investigation-of-reported-deaths/coroner-operating-policies-and-procedure
Timur Akpinar's answer It could be difficult to build a case upon on this issue alone. If you are doing this in the course of research, you could also look into case law based on insurance coverage, where an injury or condition could be causally related to an insurance denial, based on medical necessity or other reason. You mention international. That could be difficult because insurance coverage tends to be covered by state laws in the U.S., and likely regional laws overseas. If this is about an actual situation...
Peter Munsing's answer Generally you would be well advised to get insurance that protects you. I think you need professional negligence consultation given the high cost of insurance & the high cost of exposure or potential exposure.
Peter Munsing's answer Contact a member of the Ga. Trial Lawyers Assn --they give free consults. Don't mention to her ENT that you are doing this--it'll make people worried that they will be involved. She needs to follow up with her ENT ASAP
Peter Munsing's answer You may have a claim. You'll want to get together the medical records then give me a call and I can give you the names of some attorneys to speak with. Ask for the records to be "electronic" records, on a CD rom--way cheaper than paper.
Charles "Kip" Sinclair's answer Florida has a "Three Strikes" rule, but to get a "strike," the doctor has to lose a malpractice trial and get a judgment against him. Claims don't count unless they go all the way to trial and the doctor loses. Settlements don't count either. Settlements have to be reported to both the Board of Medicine and the National Practitioner Data Bank, but unless the settlement amount is over $100,000, the public can't find out about it. And information from the National Practitioneer Data Bank is...
Allen C. Ladd's answer OK, if your parents became US citizens -- or either one of them did -- before you turned 18, you acquired US citizenship automatically. You need to file Form N-600 to get a Certificate of Citizenship. Check the instructions for the fee-waiver document, Form I-912, to see if you can get the filing fee waived. These forms, and their instructions, are available at a helpful USCIS website, www.uscis.gov/forms. Good luck, friend.
Robert D. Kreisman's answer The case of medical malpractice is about the negligence which includes damages. Most of these cases are enormously expenses to prosecute. It seems from your description of your possible case that you have made a decent recovery. In my opinion, this would not be a case we would take on. Please don't be discouraged. Perhaps you will find another attorney in your area with a different view. Much depends on how you end up after the ordeal you went through.
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?
Anthony M. Segura's answer The first step is to gather the pertinent medical records and contact an experienced medical malpractice lawyer to discuss the case. If the lawyer is interested in the case, they will review the records and inform you whether your should further pursue the case. If you have trouble gathering the records, the lawyer can assist you with that as well.
Anthony M. Segura's answer I'm sorry that someone wasn't treated well at the hospital. In 1986, Congress enacted the Emergency Medical Treatment & Labor Act to ensure public access to emergency services regardless of ability to pay. Section 1867 of the Social Security Act imposes specific obligations on Medicare-participating hospitals that offer emergency services to provide a medical screening examination when a request is made for examination or treatment for an emergency medical condition, regardless of an...
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