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1 Answer | Asked in Medical Malpractice, Personal Injury and Wrongful Death for Florida on
Q: If I decide to get an abortion, Can I sue the doctor or facility in the event of injury to my body or if I died?
Charles M.  Baron
Charles M. Baron
answered on Jun 28, 2022

Abortion care and any other kind of medical care must meet certain professional standards. If there is negligent conduct that is deemed to fall below those professional standards, and the negligent conduct is determined to be the cause of injury or death, there would be a potential medical... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Car Accidents, Medical Malpractice and Personal Injury for California on
Q: Do I have a mal practice case or should I just give up? They changed things to My medical history.was in auto accident.

I was injured on 4/18/2021 I was on light duty untill 06/22/2021. My doctor wanted me to go back to work and see if there was any pain. I had severe pain. On 07/03/2021 they gave me a X-ray to confirm nothing was broken. Then told me to try and work through it and if it still resumed we would go... Read more »

Dale S. Gribow
Dale S. Gribow
answered on Jun 28, 2022

NOT SURE IF IT IS MED MALPRACTICE.......BUT SOUNDS LIKE THEY WERE NEGLIGENT IN THE WAY THEY KEPT RECORDS.

CONTACT A MED MAL LAWYER IN YOUR COMMUNITY AND RELAY ALL THIS INFO TO HIM/HER.

MOST LAWYERS I KNOW WILL NOT TAKE A MED MAL CASE WORTH LESS THAN $1M AND I SUSPECT THAT INCLUDES...
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1 Answer | Asked in Health Care Law and Medical Malpractice for Texas on
Q: I was in to the hospital for kidney stones and a severe UTI. I ended up septic

They gave me the wrong antibiotics twice

Tim Akpinar
Tim Akpinar
answered on Jun 23, 2022

A Texas attorney could advise best, but your post remains open for two weeks. It would be difficult for attorneys to offer guidance here. There wasn't a question, but it looks like you're wondering about your legal rights. That would call for a medical opinion. You could reach out to... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Medical Malpractice for Michigan on
Q: I am wondering if there are any lawyers or law firms that practice veterinarian malpractice?
Brent T. Geers
Brent T. Geers
answered on Jun 23, 2022

I am sure there are - check in more rural areas and attorneys who work with farmers. Although, you probably don't need to limit your search to someone with specific experience with veterinarian medicine as the concept of malpractice would be the same as with humans. Any attorney would need to... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Divorce, Family Law, Child Custody and Medical Malpractice for Georgia on
Q: Hello. I had a child born out of wedlock in Georgia, and the hospital stated by law I had to give him my (mother) last

(continued) name. My husband at the time of birth was not present and lived in another state. Did the hospital legally have to provide paperwork to me (mother) to prove that my husband was not the father and so that the child can take the biological father’s last name?

Joseph E. Cheeley, III
Joseph E. Cheeley, III PRO label
answered on Jun 22, 2022

If you were married, the child was not born out-of-wedlock, so the child is considered legitimate and the child of your husband. The hospital does not have to prove otherwise.

Q: Why is my settlement agreement form taking so long?

I’m beginning to get so frustrated with my lawyer and I was hoping one of you can shed some light on what may be happening since this is my first lawsuit/settlement.

I was part of a major class action that I opted out of and sued on my own with my own attorney. After over a year, we... Read more »

Joel Gary Selik
Joel Gary Selik
answered on Jun 21, 2022

You frustration is perfectly understandable. Your attorney may be frustrated also. Unfortunately, this sort of thing happens in cases all the time. You might want to discuss with your lawyer giving the opposing side a deadline to complete or otherwise there is no settlement.

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2 Answers | Asked in Personal Injury and Medical Malpractice for New York on
Q: N.Y.S.B.A.?

I am desperately trying to find a medical malpractice attorney in NY to no avail. Everyone keeps telling me to try the New York State Bar Association. Isn't that a paid subscription site? I tried to go on it but I couldn't navigate it correctly. It doesn't help that I'm... Read more »

Tim Akpinar
Tim Akpinar
answered on Jun 16, 2022

I'm sorry for the frustration you are experiencing in trying to find an attorney. You are correct, the NYSBA could have fees associated with consults. Their website mentions fees, and the details of those arrangements are something to be discussed with them or their attorneys. But as a general... Read more »

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1 Answer | Asked in Personal Injury and Medical Malpractice for Alabama on
Q: can 2 firms perform a potential med mal case-?my statute of limitations is in sept- and i have 2 good firms interested

while they perform they investigation the statute will run out and if one of them doesnt pursue the case for any reason, id like to give the other the chance to look at the facts and maybe take the case- But i dont want to create any issues or trouble..

Tim Akpinar
Tim Akpinar
answered on Jun 15, 2022

An Alabama attorney could advise best, but your question remains open for two weeks. Your concern about the looming statute of limitations issue is valid. We are in mid-June and there is the matter of retrieving records and reviewing them without delay, depending on the schedules of medical... Read more »

2 Answers | Asked in Personal Injury and Medical Malpractice for California on
Q: I was sexually assaulted years ago I've been to a county Vista del Mar mental health unit

Who do I contact about being sexually assaulted and and Vista del Marand Ventura counties psychiatric hospital I was there for suicidal thoughts and I was sexually assaulted and left untreated even worse

Dan Rowan Cortright
Dan Rowan Cortright
answered on Jun 15, 2022

Contact a personal injury attorney right away. There is a time limit to make your legal claims, and the longer you wait the more likely it will be that you may lose your right to seek legal remedy for this heinous crime.

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1 Answer | Asked in Personal Injury and Medical Malpractice for Florida on
Q: I have a possible med mal case. My statute is approaching in Sept. Can I have 2 firms perform " investigation" ?

Incase one decides not to take the case?

Tim Akpinar
Tim Akpinar
answered on Jun 11, 2022

A Florida attorney could advise best, but your question remains open for two weeks, and it appears you have a looming statute of limitations.

You may want to consider discussing the best way to do this with Florida med mal attorneys. When med mal law firms review files, they often advance...
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1 Answer | Asked in Personal Injury and Medical Malpractice for Pennsylvania on
Q: I was intubated at A local Hospital on 3/15/2022 and as of 5/26/22 my voice has not returned.

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The intubation was done by a nurse anesthetist. It may (or may not) have been his first day! Since then, my voice is raspy/whispering without strength or volume behind it. All of my current drs have said I need to have it checked by a... Read more »

Tim Akpinar
Tim Akpinar
answered on Jun 2, 2022

A Pennsylvania attorney could advise best, but your question remains open for a week. I'm sorry for your ordeal with the hospital. In terms of your question of whether you have a valid case to pursue, it would be difficult for an attorney to offer an opinion. You could reach out to med mal law... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Medical Malpractice and Personal Injury for Arizona on
Q: Do I have a dental malpractice case if my dentist was negligent and left me with no teeth since last summer?

My dentist was to extract all my teeth & replace them with 3 bridges and 6 implants on each arch. Surgery & implant placement was in July of ‘21. I was sent home with a denture that didn’t properly fit because they never took since impressions were never taken. After several failed... Read more »

Sean Woods
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Sean Woods
answered on Jun 2, 2022

As with everything, it depends. It sounds like you have been through a terrible ordeal. You likely could have a case - these types of cases require preliminary expert reports, so to get to the case, you would need a dental surgery expert to review the records and opine on what went wrong and why.... Read more »

2 Answers | Asked in Medical Malpractice for New York on
Q: Where else can I go?

Hello,I was wondering what other platforms there are such as this one especially in NY to obtain an attorney for a medical malpractice suit. I am disabled and its quite hard to communicate.

Thank you

Tim Akpinar
Tim Akpinar
answered on Jun 1, 2022

One option is to search for attorney directories or referral services. In terms of communication difficulties, there are virtual meeting platforms (with chat options), as well as traditional email, if that is easier than telephone. The New York State Bar Association has resources for the public in... Read more »

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2 Answers | Asked in Medical Malpractice for New York on
Q: Please help me to understand

I'm going to give a hypothetical,an example. Let's say you go to get your car detailed,the guy says ok,come back tonight to get it,you go back later. The car is detailed but now the engine is missing and the guy tells you he doesn't know what you're talking about. Now it's... Read more »

Tim Akpinar
Tim Akpinar
answered on May 31, 2022

I'm sorry for the frustration you experienced with the emergency room. One option would be to reach out to med mal attorneys to discuss in further detail. If a law firm felt that you had grounds for a case, they would retrieve your records and review them with medical professionals. Please... Read more »

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1 Answer | Asked in Medical Malpractice, Personal Injury, Wrongful Death and Health Care Law for California on
Q: Can I file a person injury case against Kaiser for not doing what they were supposed to

My dad was on hospice in Kaiser they were supposed to informed me when my dad got worse for we can say our goodbyes n they didn’t the day he died they had a meeting had him sign papers I had no idea that was going on I told them not to have a meeting unless I was informed because he was on... Read more »

Theodore Allan Greene
Theodore Allan Greene
answered on May 28, 2022

You should immediately talk to a personal injury attorney who also handles medical malpractice. There are very strict timelines that you must not violate so you should talk to someone right away or you could lose the chance to do something.

1 Answer | Asked in Medical Malpractice for New York on
Q: Looking for an attorney

.Hello

I'm trying to find a medical malpractice attorney that will represent me in a case I'm trying to pursue in NY.I had surgery on Oct 16 2019 and continued to see the same doctor up until Feb 25 2021 so it's going to be under the "continuous treatment" rule.I... Read more »

Tim Akpinar
Tim Akpinar
answered on May 27, 2022

I'm sorry for the ordeal you suffered here. It will be difficult for attorneys here to offer their services to you because we cannot solicit clients here. The operation of this forum is limited to basic questions and answers. There are sites that function as attorney referral services. The... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Personal Injury and Medical Malpractice for California on
Q: Can i sue a doctor for giving a 3rd party a letter saying my grandpa was not able to run his finance.

My grandpa was old not brain dead. Medical records say different. I dont no why she would say that. No special test waS perform. Why she say that

Dale S. Gribow
Dale S. Gribow
answered on May 26, 2022

Maybe?

More info is needed.

Did he see a lawyer for estate planning ?

Have issue signing something and there was an issue of competency to enter into a contract…

Did you have POA?

Were you Trustee?

I would think his wife or children would be in a better position than you.

1 Answer | Asked in Medical Malpractice for New York on
Q: Looking for medical malpractice attorney.

Hello

I'm trying to find a medical malpractice attorney that will represent me in a case I'm trying to pursue in NY.I had surgery on Oct 16 2019 and continued to see the same doctor up until Feb 25 2021 so it's going to be under the "continuous treatment" rule.I was... Read more »

Peter Christopher Lomtevas
Peter Christopher Lomtevas
answered on May 26, 2022

It is highly unlikely this asker will find a med-mal attorney without first obtaining a medical report from an independent physician asserting to malpractice committed by the asker's doctor. The New York standard to prove a med-mal case is the asker's physician deviated or departed from... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Medical Malpractice and Personal Injury for California on
Q: Can I sue an occupational medical clinic for incorrect diagnosis/neglecting imaging findings?

I suffered a work injury that has recently settled with employer and insurance. I had an ankle injury which had MRI’s showing a sprain and osteochondral lesion of talus. Dr.’s at clinic ignored lesion and kept diagnosing my injury as “sprain”. After year and half, I saw an independent State... Read more »

Dale S. Gribow
Dale S. Gribow
answered on May 20, 2022

you can always sue anyone for anything.

the issue is will you win?

sounds like negligence if you are within the statute of limitations.

call a negligence lawyer in your area asap.............

1 Answer | Asked in Medical Malpractice for Florida on
Q: Dental assistant stole my medical records after she was fired to cause me to start all my work over. I am a patient

She was fired because I complained and the doctor informed me today that after she was fired, she stole all my records. So i need to do a bunch of work over and she stole two crowns that i paid for, although the dentist will get me new ones for free. Now I have to wear these plastic teeth fir an... Read more »

Terrence H Thorgaard
Terrence H Thorgaard
answered on May 17, 2022

Other than having to re-acquire your medical records, how have you been damaged?

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