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Q: A new podiatrist just told me that a surgery performed in 2002 was not the full needed procedure, now I need major surg

Dr that did surgery passed me on to pain mgmt when he could not narrow down current problem. I have mobility issues now

Peter N. Munsing
Peter N. Munsing answered on Sep 12, 2018

Generally, that is too far away for the discovery rule but I could be wrong--suggest you contact Mike Koskoff and see what his office says--have your dates ready, what happened when. They give free consults. Feel free to use my name.

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Q: Can my doctor refuse to treat my dad at home just because it is too far from him?

My dad is disable and he cannot go to the hospital anymore for check ups. his doctor refused to treat him at home because it is too far from him.

Peter N. Munsing
Peter N. Munsing answered on Mar 1, 2017

You can't make a doctor make home visits. Contact visiting nurse and see if they can act as the doctor's eyes. Also if the problem is transportation some dommunity groups may provide that type fo surgery.

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Q: I found out recently that I had potentially unnecessary surgery performed on me as an infant, do I have any recourse?

I've attempted to contact the hospital to request records but apparently they purge all records 10 years after discharge in accordance with CT state law. Not knowing the details of this surgery has major implications on my medical affairs currently. Also, the possibility that the surgeon didn't... Read more »

Sally A. Roberts
Sally A. Roberts answered on Dec 23, 2016

The statue of limitations will be a major hurdle. I don't see any way around it.

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Q: Could I sue a hospital or doctor for their poor medical examinations

My father went to the emergency room on September 5 for a swollen foot (diabetic) they took one look and said it was cellulitis. Didn't inspect the foot further even after I had mentioned a pin sized hole in the bottom of his foot. 3 months later and ample doctors later it is now an ulcer on the... Read more »

Peter N. Munsing
Peter N. Munsing answered on Dec 13, 2016

If he has osteomyelitis, perhaps. If not, unlikely, but get a consult from a member of the Ct. Trial Lawyers Assn who handles medical carelessness cases.

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Q: Is there any legal action I can take?

Hello,

I visited an urgent care facility recently and was neglecited for an hour+. I came in with shortness of breathe and a bad cough. I have very bad asthma in the winter. Anways I was registered under the wrong patient cause the intake person made a mistske. The nurse came in and... Read more »

Peter N. Munsing
Peter N. Munsing answered on Nov 28, 2016

I'm not hearing that anything really bad happened as a result other than the feelings of fear you get when you can't breathe--which aren't nothing but aren't huge in the world of malpractice. The law says you only collect for what happened, not what could have happened. In that case, fortunately it... Read more »

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Q: Can my firm sue a medical practice for the misdeeds of one of their principal doctors against our firm's CEO?

After our CEO and his wife got into a big fight, a doctor who served as our client's Chairman of the Board, called his Marriage Counselor to obtain confidential information shared during counseling sessions. The doctor then shared that information with the client's CEO. As a result, my firm lost a... Read more »

Peter N. Munsing
Peter N. Munsing answered on Nov 21, 2016

Possibly for breach of the fiduciary duty to the corporation. Contact Michael Koskoff would be my suggestion. Feel free to give him my name.

Do not discuss this further on public sites.

All the best.

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Q: Can a licensed esthetician in the state of CT operate a Class 2 laser medical device such as an IPL

If a licensed esthetician DOES practice with a Class 2 medical device, are there any legal consequences that may come about?

Sally A. Roberts
Sally A. Roberts answered on Aug 14, 2016

Call the department of health - or search online for the department of health regulations.

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Q: Received a tubal ligation with out informed concent is this malpractice? I was brought a c section consent only

My mom inquired with the doctor with out my knowledge I'm 27 and want more kids. No consent form was ever read to me nor brought to me I thought I was only giving the consent for my c section. I never mentioned to anyone I wanted it and didn't go to the proper counciling

Sally A. Roberts
Sally A. Roberts answered on Aug 14, 2016

It might possibly be a medical malpractice on the theory of lack of informed consult. You should consult with a medical malpractice attorney who can gather the records and have an expert review them. Of particular importance will be the consent form - the actual language on the document you signed.

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Q: Attempted suicide after release - is this a malpractice case?

Mom has past suicide attempts, she was recently admitted by police custody to the psychiatric unit of a local hospital after her Mother died which gave her a 72 hour hold, daughter was notified she would be released, after family (I have POA and only immediate family member) spoke to doctor who... Read more »

Adam Studnicki
Adam Studnicki answered on Sep 11, 2015

Best to talk to a local lawyer, who can review the details more closely and advise. Don't delay, as there are strict time limits for making legal claims.... Read more »

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