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1 Answer | Asked in Medical Malpractice for Alabama on

Q: I fell at work about 3-4 months ago landing on my right hip and tailbone.

After a trip to the ER they determined I had brusied my tailbone. after months of hip pain, it became went to the doctor today and after 8 xray images, they called and said that i had a healed fractured hipbone. i was never aware that i had a fractured hipbone or any fractures. now always in pain... Read more »

Timur Akpinar answered on May 24, 2019

It's possible; if you consult with an Alabama med mal attorney, they will likely want to review the medical file in greater detail to determine the severity of the hip damage and to thoroughly assess damages that materialized out of not diagnosing it at the time of the fall.

Tim Akpinar

1 Answer | Asked in Medical Malpractice and Wrongful Death for Pennsylvania on

Q: what do I do before statue of limitations expires?

sister passed away in nursing home. She fell 4/6/17. Officer arrived called his wife (she is supervisor which my sister resides), he then asked her what he should do,, tell he if she does not go to the hospital she will go to jail for public drunkness? She never came home, she passed away on May 28... Read more »

Peter N. Munsing answered on May 23, 2019

You should immediately call a member of the Pa. Assn for Justice in the county where it happened --they give free consults. However with a confusing set of facts, and the statute of limitations running May 28th if it hasn't already run, you may not find an attorney willing to take it but make some... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Health Care Law and Medical Malpractice for North Carolina on

Q: If the ER didn’t inform me of, or treat me for, a medical condition I have do I have legal grounds to sue the hospital?

I was taken to the emergency room by ambulance a few days ago after going to urgent care with extreme abdominal/lower abdominal pain and intense vomiting. After 6 1/2 hours with no IV, no fluids, a CT scan, and an ultrasound; I was told that there were abnormalities in my left ovaries and fluid in... Read more »

Denise Anderson answered on May 19, 2019

A person can have legal grounds to sue the hospital, but the important factor is whether the lawsuit will be successful. Based on the facts you provided you would likely not be successful against the hospital because the symptoms you outlined do not rise to adequate damages for a successful claim.... Read more »

2 Answers | Asked in Civil Litigation, Medical Malpractice and Wrongful Death for Tennessee on

Q: my friends won a financial setelment and she passed monday how can her husband find the case # he cant find any info

it was a law sute over the death of their unborn child. she kept all the family records and he cant find any paper work on the case of the lawyers name the money was to be transfered to their account wednesday she has been brain dead for 3 weeks and was removed from life support and passed monday.... Read more »

Anthony M. Avery answered on May 17, 2019

There are several ways to find a Case as there are only so many Clerks of Circuit Courts and Federal Courts in your area. But are you sure a suit was filed in the first place? There may have been a Settlement without filing suit. You could start by calling every lawyer in the area and asking.... Read more »

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1 Answer | Asked in Health Care Law, Insurance Bad Faith and Medical Malpractice for California on

Q: its regarding patient care , hospital already compensating for property being lost, but can i go with medical claim too

passed away person phone is at hand with sighs of unfair treatment

William John Light answered on May 14, 2019

There aren't any facts in your post to evaluate whether a malpractice claim is even possible. You will need to contact a malpractice attorney to discuss this in detail. Such claims cannot be evaluated over the internet.

1 Answer | Asked in Personal Injury and Medical Malpractice for North Carolina on

Q: How do I find settlement of law suite against unc hospital I filed

Timur Akpinar answered on May 5, 2019

If the hospital assigned a defense firm to your case, you could contact them and ask for copies of the closing papers. If the hospital handled the matter without outside counsel through their in-house claims department, you could see if they have closing papers (settlement letters, releases, etc.)... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Medical Malpractice for Mississippi on

Q: Is there a lawyer that will take on a medical malpractice suit in Mississippi

Timur Akpinar answered on May 4, 2019

You can locate one on this site, through an internet search, through the Mississippi Bar Association, newspaper ads, or other sources. You have a number of options.

Tim Akpinar

1 Answer | Asked in Personal Injury, Civil Rights, Communications Law and Medical Malpractice for California on

Q: I been implated with several nano & microchip devices in my head and eyes by ceder sinai without knowledge or consent.

I have proof and the microchip in my head is an antenna that works as a receiver for the nearest transmission towers witch is bringing a microwave radio signal to my ears and all i hear is harassment, insults, death threats 24\7 its been making me sick and its very painful and it made me cry... Read more »

William John Light answered on May 2, 2019

Your psychiatrist has medications that stop the microwave radio signals.

1 Answer | Asked in Personal Injury and Medical Malpractice for Minnesota on

Q: I presented pathology records to my doctor asking what does this mean " NON MALIGNANT GRANULOMATOUS - REPLIED NO CANCER?

UPPER LEFT LUNG CUT OUT BY HCMC HOSPITAL MEDICAL PROFESSIONALS WITH TWO PATIENTS SAME NAMES SAME SURGEON. 11/07/2016 I HAVE MEDICAL EXPERTS I NEED A LAWYER CASE VALUE $238 MILLION ESTIMATED COMPARED TO ONE CASE IDENTIFIED IDENTICAL . SURGEON AT HCMC PULLS NAMED PATIENT CROSSING NAMES TAKING AFRICAN... Read more »

Peter N. Munsing answered on Apr 26, 2019

Contact a member of the Minnesota Assn for Justice who handles negligence claims.

They give free consultation.s

Every claim is different--you can't base the value of your claim on what someone else somewhere else received. Your medical experts may not be the type used at trial--it...
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1 Answer | Asked in Medical Malpractice for Tennessee on

Q: How can I sue if attorney's keep telling me nerve pain is normal?

I underwent an armpit surgery May 29, 2018. My surgeon damaged my medial nerve(confirmed by a Neurologist November 2nd, 2018 ) causing me to have another surgery 12/18/18performed by a hand and nerve trauma surgeon. I am attending pain management and just underwent a stellate nerve block to... Read more »

Timur Akpinar answered on Apr 25, 2019

You could see another physician about conducting the EMG/NCV tests.

Tim Akpinar

4 Answers | Asked in Medical Malpractice for California on

Q: 1st workers comp Dr never set my broken finger and I saw him twice for a total of 3 minutes. After a month I saw 2nd Dr

The 2nd Dr has to break and reset my knuckle and finger because it healed in the wrong position. Do I have a malpractice case against the 1st Dr

Ronald Mahurin answered on Apr 25, 2019

Malpractice is distinct from workers compensation. You must speak with a different type of attorney. I suggest you contact the local bar association. Medical malpractice is a very complex field and most likely, given the nature of your injury, you will have a difficult time finding an attorney... Read more »

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1 Answer | Asked in DUI / DWI, Civil Rights, Health Care Law and Medical Malpractice for Michigan on

Q: I have mental health problems, can i use medical marijuana while on probation?

I am on probation in michigan usa for a DUI, but i have SERIOUS mental health problems including insomnia, depression, adhd, anxiety, bi-polar. I was reccomended i get my medical marijuana card, can i do that while on probation?

Brent T. Geers answered on Apr 23, 2019

You would first need to inquire with your probation officer, and then possibly have the judge's permission. Contrary to what many people believe, marijuana is not prescribed like a doctor may do for ordinary medication from a pharmacy. Because of that, judges don't have to allow you to use... Read more »

3 Answers | Asked in Personal Injury and Medical Malpractice for Florida on

Q: I am wondering g if there are any lawyers willing to take a case where a dentist performed 2 root canals.

One tooth he broke off the entire back of the tooth. The other root canal he actually drilled to the outer core of the tooth. It is destroyed meaning pulling or implant

Stephen Arnold Black answered on Apr 20, 2019

What damages have u suffered as a result of the dentists negligence?

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3 Answers | Asked in Personal Injury and Medical Malpractice for California on

Q: can I sue for medical malpractice a wound that won't heal due to the negligence of hospital staff over 40 years ago?

1977 at age 17, i was in a motorcycle accident and suffered several injuries. i was in traction & a sponge was placed under the bracket that rested on my shin & never was checked or changed for at least 10-12 months while i was in traction. when they finally removed the traction, they noticed the... Read more »

William John Light answered on Apr 15, 2019

You are well past the statute of limitations for something that happened 40 years ago. In California, a medical malpractice lawsuit must be filed no later than three years after the date of injury or one year after the plaintiff discovers, or through the use of reasonable diligence should have... Read more »

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2 Answers | Asked in Personal Injury, Health Care Law and Medical Malpractice for Ohio on

Q: I want to know if something is medically eithical or right or malpractice

I’ve been seeing a doctor for at least 12 years due to back, neck, hips, knee pain. I’ve had major back surgery in 2009....rod plus screws. I’ve had my thumb fused. This doctor put me on 3 neurontin a day when I first saw him, and 4 Vicodin’s a day also. Eventually the neurontin went up to... Read more »

Mr. Eugene Ray Critchett Esq answered on Apr 12, 2019

If you have concerns about the sudden changes, try seeing another pain management specialist for a second opinion. However, it certainly is a new trend to decrease the use of pain medications.

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1 Answer | Asked in Medical Malpractice for Illinois on

Q: I went to the e.r. with symptoms of a mild stroke. The e.r. dr said I didnt have a stroke. Can I sue?

I was being treated with mild antibiotics for an absessed tooth, but went to e.r. with left side paralysis, left side limping and left arm numb. The e.r. dr. said I didnt have a stroke and sent me home with more potent antibiotics for the tooth. 3 days later, I went to a different e.r. with same... Read more »

Robert D. Kreisman answered on Apr 5, 2019

Depending on the timing it certainly sounds like something that a lawyer would want to investigate.

I'm sorry this happened to you. What are you current complaints and/or current condition?

2 Answers | Asked in Medical Malpractice for Florida on

Q: A friend was told he needs pacemaker defibrillator but dr won’t do surgery because he drinks is this legal

Terrence H Thorgaard answered on Apr 5, 2019

Yes. No doctor is required by law to treat a patient. Your friend can always look for another doctor.

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1 Answer | Asked in Medical Malpractice for Maryland on

Q: Do I have a case if my doctor wrote my perscription wrong and it caused me to get hurt at work

Timur Akpinar answered on Mar 30, 2019

It's difficult to make a meaningful assessment based on the limited facts here. You could consult with an attorney, and it is likely they would have additional questions, such as warnings for the prescription. They would likely want to know whether instructions for the medication were followed,... Read more »

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