The statute of limitations for a personal injury or medical malpractice claim in Colorado can start to run when you discover the injury or malpractice rather than from the date of the injury or malpractice itself. This is known as the "discovery rule."
It should also be noted that different statutes of limitations will apply to different types of claims. IE, a personal injury case will be treated differently than a breach of contract case. Further, fraud can be a factor in when the SOL starts to run.
I just met with a doctor at RMCC and he informed me that I likely had it for seven-eight years and I'm just now getting treatment for the 8 tumors I have. Do I have a case for malpractice? I feel I should have some funds to compensate for the crap I have to go through now, and expenses that... View More
after hours of monitoring w/contractions, no pain management, 'never seen doctor only nurse and ultrasound guy was told repeatedly There was no way" "NOT IN LABOR!" Is this Medical neglect? My son was in nicu for weeks after floppy and on oxygen and feeding tube.
Most likely, yes. 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. Consult with experienced medical malpractice attorneys.
she then gave birth home in bathtub ALONE & hallucinating. records on mychart of visit are not visible if recorded at all. then cps removed child and mother had no golden hour or breastfed baby since birth . thats not even all of what happened . need consiltation asap
What a horrible experience. I'm sorry you had to go through that. You should call a lawyer who represents clients in medical malpractice cases. There are several firms in Colorado who specialize in that area of law. You might try contacting Cornell Johnson, Mac Hester, Jim Puga, Hollynd...View More
I wanted to know if they are allowed to do this? I never met the doctor before, he never asked me questions, or did an full exam. I believe he went off of the bad/wrong info his MA wrote. She never let me know he was going to do a procedure or about the medication she was putting in me, I was there... View More
While there is likely more to this story if there was no authorization and the operation was performed on the wrong person then it can be a major problem. You need to contact a personal injury attorney to discuss this. Words such as assault, battery, and gross negligence come to mind.
I wanted to know if they are allowed to do this? I never met the doctor before- I was a new patient, ref by primary. He never asked me questions, or did an full exam. I believe he went off of the bad/wrong info his MA wrote. She never let me know he was going to do a procedure or about the... View More
Kiddo is in therapy (divorce dealing with anxiety) and the therapist only communicated with mom. Did not update dad. Come to find out dad asked for an update on info and was polite and the therapist said in front of both mom and child that she was scared for her life and could no longer be the... View More
Therapists do not usually communicate information about therapy automatically to others. If a parent who was entitled to receive such information asked for it, and whether that parent was entitled to receive information would depend on the case history, a therapist will generally share that...View More
She is a soldier in the Army and emergencies such as these are covered by Tricare which is the health insurance provided for military members. She received a bill in the mail for her hospital visit saying that Tricare did not cover the cost because it was not coded by UC Health correctly as an... View More
A Colorado attorney, and possibly a military law attorney familiar with the operation of health benefits for members of the armed forces, could advise best here, but your question remains open for three weeks. The matter might require someone familiar with medical coding to look at the CPT and...View More
This is something I'm not going back down from. No one ever gets back to me after the first call. I'm 47 years old and because of this hospitals negligence I'm now having to file for disability. I'm not looking for any handout. They not only cost me my ability to work. It almost... View More
A Colorado attorney could advise best, but your question remains open for three weeks. It would be difficult for an attorney on this Q & A Board, whether they practice in Colorado or elsewhere, to offer insight into why your case is not being met with interest by attorneys. In terms of an...View More
The staff had triaged me, had all the test results in hand, had the ekg in hand, had used one of those finger tip pulse/oxygen things a couple of times. My heart rate was at a 29-32 they sent me home and a cardiologist finally read tithe ekg 4 days later that is when they called me to come back in.... View More
A Colorado attorney could advise best, but your post remains open for three weeks. At this point, you could reach out to med mal attorneys to discuss the matter in greater detail, including the extent of damages you suffered. If an attorney felt there might be a basis for a case, they could request...View More
I discovered bone loss in my jaws 3 years after my treatment because the dentist continued to adjust my dentures for 1 1/2 years )due to an error when making impressions) and then decided I couldn’t wear dentures after all bcuz I was a rare person who couldn’t wear them and needed implants... View More
A Colorado attorney could advise best, but your question remains open for two weeks. Until you are able to consult with a Colorado attorney, a general premise applied in many jurisdictions that observe a discovery rule in med mal cases is that the clock starts running from when something was...View More
It could depend on the circumstances. If you consulted with a workers' comp attorney, they would be in the best position to evaluate your situation. There are certain types of injuries not covered, and a WC attorney would have better insight into this than personal injury attorneys. It's...View More
Does a dentist have to warn you about bone loss in your jaw, & that it’s going to get worse once your remaining teeth are pulled before pulling your teeth. & if there’s a preventative option that will prevent the further bone loss does he have to tell you that ?
A Colorado attorney should advise you on this, but your post remains open for four weeks. You raise the doctrine of informed consent. Yes, you should be warned about the risks associated with any procedure. You could contact a Colorado attorney to discuss your matter and learn about the doctrine in...View More
After seeking medical attn. From the e.r for sever abdominal pain.i also before being offered or asked denied any pain and all pain medication.i also informed them that the almost dibilitating pain i was encountering seemed to me like a kidney infection was present! I also informed them that... View More
I'm sorry for your ordeal here between the two emergency rooms. A Colorado attorney could advise best on privacy issues here regarding medical records, as those could involve elements of state law. But your post remains open for two weeks. It is very fact-intensive, and difficult for an...View More
I'm very sorry for your loss, and the cruel and heartless things said to you. Contact a Colorado attorney to try to arrange a free initial consult. With further detail and context, an experienced attorney might at least be able to determine if the matter warrants further investigation/review...View More
I would like to record my doctor visit, However I fear that if I tell the doctor I am recording he will change his tone and not show how he has been truly treating and talking to me. If I record the visit without notifying the doctor can I use it in court or do I have to notify the dr? My state is... View More
Stated it must be from a previous injury I had before current employment even though previous injury doctor has released me from treatment and this new injury is not related to the previous one. Should I call an attorney?
Yes. If the treating doc says you're faking it or your problems are completely from an earlier injury (and not because you aggravated it on your current job), it will be difficult without an attorney to get the insurance company to either begin paying benefits or continue to do so. Find an...View More
If you file the police report they will find out. You have a right to your records, but they may or may not say who was assisting (dental records are way different from standard medical OR records). Contact a member of the Colo. Assn for Justice who handles medical cases to discuss your...View More
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