A Massachusetts attorney could advise best, but your question remains open for three weeks. Although your brief post describes a serious injury, most law firms would want to seek a medical opinion after gathering all records. One option is to reach out to med mal attorneys to discuss in further...Read more »
Went to ER with abdominal pain. They only did a pelvic US & pregnancy test. No bloodwork. Doctor felt my stomach & said it was a gynecological issue & when I asked if it could be appendicitis he said no since the pain was lower than appendix pain. Told me to follow up with OBGYN... Read more »
Sorry to hear about your situation and the complications you are experiencing. Clearly, you have suffered damages. The question will be whether the staff at the initial ER visit deviated from the standard level of care and due to their alleged mistake in failure to diagnosis, you were harmed....Read more »
A Massachusetts attorney could advise best, but your question remains open for three weeks. In general terms, a theory of negligence is the general legal theory on which med mal cases are based. The theory involves the existence of a duty of medical care, and a breach of that duty that results in...Read more »
I'm sorry for your ordeal. A Massachusetts attorney could advise best, but your question remains open for two weeks. But an attorney in ANY state could not really give you a meaningful answer based on these brief facts - the situation you describe calls for a medical opinion as to the standard...Read more »
My fiance brought in a bin of used needles and was made to open dump and count a used syringe bin by hand that wasnt hers, and she was poked by an exposed syringe in the process. What should she do about this.
The nurse was aware that the bin wasnt hers and the needles were from a hep c... Read more »
A Massachusetts attorney could answer best, but your question remains open for two weeks. Before making that determination, an attorney would likely want to investigate the incident, including the facility's standard operating procedures and routine protocols. It's possible it could be...Read more »
I experienced swollen feet before my fifth month of pregnancy, with a documented history of preeclampsia in my family (mother). I was never treated for it through my entire pregnancy. With receiving only one sonogram at around 12 weeks and no other during my entire pregnancy. At 27 weeks, I go in... Read more »
I am sorry to hear about your unfortunate medical situation. In order to have a medical malpractice claim, you will need to show the doctors or medical staff deviated from the standard level of medical care in your area and that deviation caused your medical conditions. You will need to have...Read more »
I had emergency surgery and they filed a claim, 3 months later they canceled my policy due to not verifying my address and then sent me a letter requesting correct information for the claims filed and to help them figure out how the claims can be paid correctly? im trying to respond on their online... Read more »
Your matter is more complicated than one where a simple "yes" or "no" would do as a answer. The ideal situation would be that if your settlement is in connection with an accident where you are represented by an attorney, to have them look into the validity of the lien for an...Read more »
He would need to be hospitalized from time to time due to manic episodes. Normally, he was not suicidal & in fact, very happy. Episodes of depression would always follow, every time his doctor would put him on a new medication and this time he told his doctor that he was severely depressed and... Read more »
I'm very sorry for your loss. A Massachusetts attorney could advise best, but your question remains open for a week. Such a case could be difficult because today's mental health-related pharmaceuticals carry warnings that are a mile long. As a starting point, you could contact a med mal...Read more »
You may have a claim. You'll want to get together the medical records then give me a call and I can give you the names of some attorneys to speak with. Ask for the records to be "electronic" records, on a CD rom--way cheaper than paper.
I had carpel tunnel surgery on my left hand on 1/18/17. My hand became infected. It then healed. I could never really put pressure on my left hand without pain though. On 5/8/17 I was taking an boxing class, doing a push up and now my hand left hand is messed up at and above the incision site. I... Read more »
You need to find out if the doctor did something wrong - consult with other doctors to find out. More details are necessary to provide a professional analysis of your issue. The best first step is an Initial Consultation with an Attorney. You can read more about me, my credentials, awards, honors,...Read more »
I explained to the operator that he had been diagnosed with/ viral cardiomyopathy 3 years prior and that I think he's having heart trouble again. They asked me if I needed the fire department or the squad? I told them that I needed the squad. The operator transfered me 3 times . My husband... Read more »
My name is Ashley.... I was just curious if a psychiatrist prescribing a known addict his drug of choice, without following the typical protocol to prevent his relapse... Is there any liability if the user dies from overdose?
She knowingly prescribed the drug, and refilled it... Read more »
A violation of standards, ethics.A criminal act? Unlikely. Malpractice--yes, but extremely tough to prove. There are patient advocate organizations. Get dates, dosages, name of drug and run it by someone.
By my insurance co. They claim his billing co screwed up, he is trying to blame my pcp. Either way he says he will discharge me if i dont get it fixed or pay it myself (ins co says i have zero liability) i do not want to go see another dr, massachusetts has been tough on pain patients recently and... Read more »
Contact the insurance commissioner. You can't force the doctor to see you. It's on you to resolve it. Insurance company is correct except that you have probably signed a paper with the doctor that says that you are ultimately responsible to pay.
Depends on longterm fallout.Technically, yes. However, whether an attorney would take it is a question given that these types of cases are very expensive. I would wait until you are more out of the wods, then contact a member of the Mass Academy of Trial Lawyers like Tim Lynch. Feel free to mention...Read more »
He went to 195 canal st. malden,ma cambridge health alliance! He went there initially for anxiety and depression. He thought he was going to see a therapist, instead they gave him clonodine and gabapentin and they also wanted to give him serequal but he said he didnt want it. He wanted to see a... Read more »
The HIPAA violation is not insignificant but has no real remedy. The big question is did they take an adequate profile, did they schedule him for appropriate liver screenings on an appropriate time table, who prescirbed and under what conditions of information. I suggest you contact a member of the...Read more »
You should meet with an attorney in your state to assess the strength and potential value of your specific case. Settlement or judgment values are unpredictable and are based on many factors, including the overall strength of the case and the extent of the injuries that you suffered.
Can I file a Medical Negligence Case if I had a Pulmonary Embolism after I was refused preventative treatment? I had three risk factors: 2 inherited thrombophilias, family history, and obesity. Two years later I suffered a PE and numerous complications. Having a PE so young (21) will always affect... Read more »
A local medical malpractice lawyer can review and advise.
Please Take Notice: I am not your lawyer unless we enter into an engagement agreement in writing. This is only general information. It is NOT legal advice, and it may not work for your specific situation. It is impossible to...Read more »
I had the tooth pulled and developed a serious infection that caused me to stay int he hospital and have surgery. After surgery I had to stay in the intensive care unit due to excesive swelling that came from the infection. I was placed on a breathing tube because it was blocking my airways and... Read more »
More information is needed to assess the viability of your claim. A local medical malpractice lawyer that handles dental malpractice cases can advise....Read more »
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