My husband was seen in the ER over New Years Eve. He was having severe chest and stomach pain. He is a type 2 diabetic. His sugars were in the high 700 range, he was given medicine for his chest and stomach pain and given insulin and an iv solution for his sugars. They never did an xray or... Read more »
answered on Feb 18, 2023
Medical malpractice means that a doctor violated the standard of care. A bad outcome is not enough. Another doctor would be needed to evaluate what the doctors did.
Further, Due to the nature of medical malpractice cases, the extent of your injuries may effect the viability of your... Read more »
answered on Dec 30, 2022
Hi, there are specific statutes of limitations that apply to negligence claims. Most claims must be filed within two years of the injury. If your injury is more than two years old, you may not be able to file a lawsuit. Whether you can pursue damages for the negligence will depend upon the date of... Read more »
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..
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 »
and bone exposure. She had L4 Laminectomy at this time. Surgeon's Post-op notes states she had purposeful movement in ALL 4 extremities but came home as paraplegic w/ incontinence bowel/bladder, and sacral wound as described above. Mom lived alone previously. I work full-time as a nurse and... Read more »
answered on May 1, 2022
An Alabama attorney could advise best, but your question remains open for two weeks. I'm sorry you are in this very difficult position. This is not a question that can be answered in the brief format of this Q & A Forum. It is a complex matter, and your post raises multiple issues. In... Read more »
I came back from emergency surgery from nasal cauterization and the top bed rail was left down. I had just been placed in the step down unit from coming out of a medically induced coma due to Covid 19. I was recovering very well but could not not walk or sit up in the bed without help and I was... Read more »
answered on Aug 9, 2021
Short answer is yes, should they is another question entirely. Many of the norms we typically associate with hospital protocols have been altered by COVID-19. If you suffered an injury as a result of that situation it may be worth contacting an attorney for a private consultation.
Medical... Read more »
the decision was done at 10:03 am 3-29-2021. my hearing was for 3-29-2021 at 10:15am. for some reason at 10:11 am I could not get through to the virtual hearing with my meeting ID#. I tried several times. Please let me know if I can appeal this decision. I wasn't given a chance to defend my... Read more »
answered on Apr 13, 2021
An Alabama attorney could advise best, but your post remains open for three weeks. You could continue to await a response, but you could also consider reaching out to local attorneys to review the matter. As a GENERAL matter in most jurisdictions, an attorney would want to know whether the... Read more »
Ok so I had my 6th baby a year ago. Was in labor for 16 hours with the epidural. When that 16 hours hit I started to have a weird head attack to where I could breathe and my head was throbbing pain. I begged the nurse and doctor to perform a c section because I knew I was about to give out. They... Read more »
answered on Aug 30, 2020
An Alabama attorney could advise best, but your post remains open for three weeks. I'm sorry for your ordeal. Only a medical professional could meaningfully comment on your symptoms. You could contact Alabama med mad attorneys to discuss the matter in further detail. If they felt that you... Read more »
I stayed in constant pain but he knew. He kept me under care for over 2 yrs. on meds & therapy. I have now moved & under another dr. that showed xrays & said dr. didn't perform surgery in the past correctly & now may have to have another 1 to correct the problem. The dr. I have... Read more »
answered on Jul 18, 2020
An Alabama attorney could advise best, but your question remains open for three weeks. Some jurisdictions observe what is a called a "discovery rule" in med mal cases, where the statute of limitations is determined by discovery of a condition or injury that constitutes medical... Read more »
answered on May 22, 2020
You could start by looking for law firms that handle pharmaceutical lawsuits or product liability lawsuits. You could also look for firms that handle class-action or multi-district litigation, as pharmaceutical drug cases tend to involve multiple plaintiffs. You could also search for firms using... Read more »
answered on Sep 28, 2019
An Alabama attorney would know best as to any state-specific aspects of your question, but it remains open for three weeks. As a general matter, it doesn't appear to have the basis for a claim. A patient could seek treatment elsewhere. And if there was an emergency, the point of first response... Read more »
My mom is a high risk patient with a complicated health history. Just recently she had stents added to her legs for circulation and was told that she would be okay to drive the next day. She was in a car accident and had to be brought back into the hospital. The doctor gave advice to a patient who... Read more »
answered on Jun 18, 2019
You are correct. This is a very complex medical history and file. A med mal attorney could have a difficult time in making a determination here without examining patient chart and medical history in greater detail. The best place to start would be to contact med mal attorneys in Alabama (mentioned... Read more »
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 »
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.
Upon being released from hospital My mother was sent to a rehab facility. She has been there for 6days. Since there my mother has difficulty breathing, the nurses that administer her meds would asked her if she's ok or if they can get her anything she'd say no and that she's having... Read more »
answered on Feb 17, 2018
I am very sorry that your mother has been in distress after arriving at a nursing home / rehabilitation facility. Based on the scenario you have presented, it appears that there may be some issues related to the timeliness and appropriateness of your mother's care. To fully answer your... Read more »
The lawyers @the firm who wanted to take case say the person filing (mom) must must remain a homeowner at her current home. Father and mother were getting ready to move to a different state when he had medical emergency and died in the hospital.Now she is being told she must remain in her house in... Read more »
answered on Feb 14, 2018
What they probably want to avoid is it seeming like the hospital is being sued by an "ousider" or , more likely, they want to avoid the case being "removed" to Federal Court.
It makes sense for your mom --and you--to sit down with the lawyers, understand their concerns.... Read more »
From aprox 2005 thru 2014 I was prescribed high doses of hydrocodone, oxycodone, and benzodiazepines by same doctor. At one time receiving demoral injections if requested.
These injections were stopped.
Supposedly, said doctor and wife at time, were injecting themselves with... Read more »
answered on Feb 12, 2018
Problem in your case will be the statute of limitations. Look for an attorney member of the Ala. Assn for Justice who handles medical cases--they give free consults.
And 4 titanium plates,during this surgery a piece of surgical material was left in me. Do I have the ability to attempt to receive compensation. Can supply more details if needed. The surgeon believed he left no such materials (sponge of some type) and his solution was to refer me to a psychiatrist... Read more »
answered on Sep 1, 2017
Contact a member of the Ala Trial Lawyers Assn who handles medical cases. If the surgery found a foreign object you may have a case, if it didn't I don't see a case but you should still get the consult.
Big problem you run into is the statute of limitations.
I feel abuse raped of quality of life
answered on Aug 13, 2017
That depends. Federal law has dramatically altered the continued availability of opioids, regardless of past prescriptions. A physician can now lose his or her DEA (drug enforcement administration) license to write prescriptions, for violating federal law.
Hospital had me put in a room stripped and put in a gown plugged to a machine said the Dr. Will be with me shortly. Nurse came and asked if I had insurance. I said no. They came and took me out of the bed in the room in a gown back side out and moved me to a bed in the hallway gave me a blanket and... Read more »
answered on Apr 3, 2017
Not illegal. Tacky, but not illegal. Now if they didn't serve you at all, that might be different.
When working with an OBGYN & a fertility specialist in AL, in order to have a baby, nothing seemed to work. I continued to conceive, then miscarry. The OB I stayed with, ended up performing a DNC after a bad miscarrage at home, he found this amusing. He did not order or administer enough... Read more »
answered on Feb 16, 2016
The short answer is no. THe statute of limitation has long since run on this.
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