They never told us that people who have this have a higher chance of becoming addicted to alcohol. My husband even asked if could drink after and they said yes. Well the past 8 years my family suffered with him being an alcoholic. Can we sue since they never disclosed this could be a side effect... Read more »
I'm sorry for your husband's and your family's ordeal. One of the things that some law firms could anticipate in such a case is the argument that the alcoholism could be attributed to factors in addition to surgery-related ones. In terms of causation, it's something that defense...Read more »
My mom had a lawyer who was a friend of her friends, she hired him to file a few suits pertaining to personal injury and malpractice. He never filed the suits and now offered her a check for $15,000 along with a letter stating if she cashes the check it releases him from the fault of not processing... Read more »
#1, it is unethical for a lawyer who blows a statute to try to settle with you without you being informed of your right to counsel and you obtaining an attorney. I strongly urge you not to accept any offer and cash the attorney's check without speaking with a personal injury lawyer who is...Read more »
I need advice.. My Father passed away on February 1. He had health conditions but his death was unexpected. Mid-January he had a nephrostomy done. The hospital refused him anesthesia for it because a COVID test was not done then gave him a fentanyl drip instead. I think the effects from this is... Read more »
I'm very sorry for the loss of your father. For your question as to whether to pursue, that's a personal decision and it could additionally hinge on whether a law firm identifies the basis for a medical malpractice claim - that generally involves the input of an opinion from a medical...Read more »
Mother is now brain dead and end of life questions have arose. My 2nd sister is insisting she makes all choices, cause she lives closest. She has been telling doctors what to do next without speaking to any of us. Hospital will not even except my calls, cause 2nd sister has lied and said shes POA.... Read more »
You are not a trained attorney. You do not know the Court Rules, Rules of Evidence, case law, nor are you trained how to handle a legal case, especially if litigation is involved. However, if you do not retain counsel, and the opposing party does have counsel, you could get slaughtered...Read more »
I'm sorry for your ordeal. In terms of what you should do, one option you have is to reach out to New Jersey med mal attorneys to discuss further. If a law firm felt they could pursue a viable case on your behalf, they could retrieve your records and review with a medical professional. The...Read more »
You need to sit down with a "certified civil trial lawyer by the NJ Supreme Court" to discuss your legal rights. This is obviously not a family law question but a matter involving the potential for a civil lawsuit for damages. If you run a search for a lawyer, type in the information...Read more »
You could reach out to medical malpractice attorneys to discuss. An attorney here can't reach out to you - this is only a question and answer board, not an attorney referral service. You could use the tab above (Find-a-Lawyer) or you could search independently on your own. Most med mal...Read more »
I seriously doubt that you have a viable case. Having a gastric bypass and becoming an alcoholic is not reasonably foreseeable. In addition, your surgery occurred in 2007, so the statute of limitations has expired. There is no causal relationship between your alcoholic and gastric bypass.
No one can say for certain without seeing the records or interviewing the personnel who performed diagnoses. When it comes to COVID, it's possible a medical facility could assert they took every measure to be very conservative, cautious, and thorough so as not to subject an older patient to...Read more »
You should be able to arrange that. Medical malpractice lawyers typically provide free initial consults. You could look for lawyers on this site (Find-a-Lawyer), or conduct your own independent searches. Good luck
My son has been in two hospitals for a total of three months. He is handicapped mentally and delayed. The doctors still can not diagnosis the reasons for his fever spikes. He has gone on a downward medical path. He acquired a collapsed lung, 3 pneumonia, bed sores and with all the testing the... Read more »
You need to call around and attorney cannot call you as that is called solicitation. That being said the best part of the case is probably the bed sores or non/mis diagnosis. Bed sores should never occur in a patient that cannot move themselves. Generally bed sores occur because of the following...Read more »
I'm sorry about your ordeal. Being able to afford or not afford an attorney is a non-issue in med mal cases. Most attorneys who handle such cases work on a contingency basis, meaning that you do not pay them a retainer or hourly fee. Their fee materializes upon a successful verdict or...Read more »
I’ve been having excruciating pains in my lower back ever since I had my spinal stenosis surgery in 2015. My doctors advised me that with proper physical therapy and epidural injections I would feel back to normal. On 6/14/2019 I had a Ct scan and last week the doctors compared it to a 2018 CT... Read more »
It's hard to evaluate some cases without a more thorough review of all of the facts involved in the potential case. Though personal injury is not my main area of specialty, I work with an attorney who has extensive experience in helping people recover money in personal injury actions. He would...Read more »
I notified the dermatologist about the bump and she didn't think it was anything important. For over a year covering three appointments this bump was discussed and no action was taken. I finally asked to have it biopsied and that's when they found out it was malignant melanoma. I had a... Read more »
Yes it sounds like you may have a good case against your dermatologist for failure to diagnose, however you also have to worry about waiting too long as you may lose the right to sue for your injuries/damages. I suggest setting up an appointment with a good lawyer ASAP, most offer free in office...Read more »
Could you please advise about my options here (for suing) or next steps? My family was in utter grief and pain when we heard the results from the first hospital. And which department of law would this type of issue typically falls under?
I’m so sorry to hear about your experience. I would need more details, and before and after photos of your face, to answer your question properly. You should consult an experienced New Jersey personal injury attorney immediately for a free consultation. You can easily find one of us on...Read more »
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