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1 Answer | Asked in Elder Law, Health Care Law and Medical Malpractice for District of Columbia on
Q: can hospital be sued for neglected if they failed to cardiac convert a patient that request to be converted

Patient suffered from Ventricular tachycardia rhythm, family was at bedside during event ICU team informed family that they was going to wait to see if patient would come out on her own. Family insisted on converting patient or bring in electrophysiologist. After 3 hrs of waiting they finally... View More

Joel Gary Selik
Joel Gary Selik
answered on Oct 26, 2023

Yes this is a potential case. While doing what the patient or family instructs might not be malpractice, what you describe does indicate there may be malpractice.

Medical malpractice means that a doctor violated the standard of care. A bad outcome is not enough. Another doctor would be...
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1 Answer | Asked in Employment Discrimination and Medical Malpractice for District of Columbia on
Q: I was injured in my employers garage I pay to park on Jan. 27, 2023. I have been on std because of multiple injuries.

WC denied case so I had to go on STD. My employer structured department. I now no longer have a job. I am still injured and need medical attention

Joel Gary Selik
Joel Gary Selik
answered on May 20, 2023

Depending on how the injury occurred, you may have a case. Consult with experienced attorneys.

1 Answer | Asked in Medical Malpractice for District of Columbia on
Q: Possible malpractice suit?

I have been under Invisalign treatment for two years now with 2 different dentists ($4500). When I started, I was told I was a great candidate. I had an underbite and a bad midline (still do). After a couple of months into treatment, my job transferred me, so I transferred my case to another... View More

Tim Akpinar
Tim Akpinar
answered on Mar 25, 2020

A Washington D.C. attorney would be best qualified to advise, but your post remains open for three weeks. As a general matter, it could depend on whether a jury felt that there was a breach of a duty of a medical/dental standard of care. It seems like it would be a complex and difficult case... View More

1 Answer | Asked in Insurance Bad Faith and Medical Malpractice for District of Columbia on
Q: I was hurt a work back in 1997 . I had two IMEs i was awarded life time medical for my knee . And never return to worker
Tim Akpinar
Tim Akpinar
answered on Aug 31, 2019

There wasn't a question here, but it appears to involve an injury in the course of employment. You could repost with additional information/question - and maybe add Workers' Comp as a category if it is applicable to your matter. Good luck

Tim Akpinar

1 Answer | Asked in Personal Injury, Medical Malpractice and Products Liability for District of Columbia on
Q: My daughter suffered a severe stroke after having a lupron injection. Have there been other victims?

She suffered the stroke on 12-3-16

Peter N. Munsing
Peter N. Munsing
answered on Dec 30, 2016

Yes. Go to As to whether there is a case, a lot depends on her underlying clinical condition etc.

For instance there were problems with strokes and certain oral contraceptives, but because people can have strokes at any age it was a question of statistics and other issues...
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