I'm sorry for the terrifying ordeal experienced by your daughter. This is something an Oregon attorney could advise best on, but you await a response for three weeks. You indicate not having funds for legal fees. What you describe does not appear to be a case (if validated) that an attorney...Read more »
I had blood work come back that said I had hyperthyroidism , the walk in clinic doctor I saw went over the results she'd ordered and told me I had hypothyroidism. If the tsh marker is over 4 is hypo if its under .35 its hyper. Mine was .25 so I was clear it was hyperthyroidism. She prescribed... Read more »
An Oregon med mal attorney could advise best, but your post remains open for a week. As a general matter, you have laid out some of the issues that a med mal attorney would look at in evaluating your situation, and in a way, answered part of your own question. You point out that the symptoms were...Read more »
my son almost died from infection in his heart from the implant . now he has tried to say my sons valve should be repaired but nothing about taking the device out that has made him sick and is recalled. I feel the dr is lying and has lied to cover up mistakes such as implanted the wrong size as... Read more »
You say that your son is now an adult so your son will need to be the person that seeks additional medical advice or who contacts an Attorney if he feels that there was medical malpractice. You should talk to your son and encourage him to seek medical advice from another heart surgeon....Read more »
I fell due to a pre-existing medical condition in the middle of a road. I injured my nose and one arm. I went to an ER where the attending Dr. ordered multiple x-rays, at 12, I stopped the tech and said, "No more" and he stopped. He would have kept going if I hadn't stopped him.... Read more »
I'm sorry you injured your nose and your arm from a fall. As to the question of whether you can sue for excessive radiation exposure from x-rays, the answer - technically - is yes. It's easy to file a lawsuit, and most anyone can file a lawsuit for virtually anything. There is a...Read more »
Reputable and well-run hospitals will generally take a number of measures to ensure good recovery following surgery. This can include their social services unit making arrangements for post-op care in an approved rehabilitative facility. It can include arrangements for a nurse to make follow-up...Read more »
I met with a lawyer after being referred though the Oregon Bar Association referral line and after we were done talking I asked that what I shared be kept confidential. He told me that he was under no obligation whatsoever to keep my information confidential. He said that a consultation even if I... Read more »
I can't speak reliably for the actual Oregon Bar Association referral line (that communication is probably not a confidential communication subject to the attorney/client privilege), but the communication with an attorney is subject to the confidential communication privilege.
he kept going even after I got up from my bed as he kept saying " come on man up" mind I was in ICU, also there was a nurse/dr watching while he did this, this officer left this out of the police report but put everything else in it. theres more that I can discuss if there is something,... Read more »
I'm sorry to hear of your experience, but this is not an immigration issue. I suggest speaking with a civil attorney and also contacting the police department to request that the report be modified to include all relevant information.
The ER sent me home several times in a 2 week period. Even though sufficient tests had been done to find the LG infection in my hip and as a result I went septic. Which was discovered by a different hospital. I had to have emergency surgery on my hip resulting in being unable to work unable to... Read more »
Difficult case but you have significant damages. Suggest you get a copy of the records of the two hospitals. If they ask for a reason just say "insurance issue." Under the Electronic records Act you can get the records as cheap as $5 per disc! If they say "would you like us to print...Read more »
A co-worker of mine recently suffered two strokes because his doctor prescribed him two medications that are NOT supposed to be taken at the same time. The doctor was fired after it was discovered that the mix of these medications caused the strokes. What are my co-workers chances... Read more »
I don't think anyone can predict with any certainty how a medical negligence lawsuit might turn out. Even with the most compelling facts, there is no way with the information you provided to know how this case would be decided. From what you have described, if a physician in the same or...Read more »
How do I sue doctor for malpractice in Oregon? This is 3rd family member, that was a patient. Mom, Dad & Uncle, all passed with this "Dr's care". At scheduled appt for #3 round, was given life expectancy. When my Dad said he was going to go to the Cancer Center in Arizona, Dr.... Read more »
This would be what we call medical malpractice, and it happens because we are humans and prone to errors. Hopefully she did not have any bad reactions. If she did, then you would have a good medical malpractice case. If she was not harmed, there is still a small case, but not worth much (I settled...Read more »
Hard to say. If you had another way to get to the hospital you should have gone. On the other hand, if they led you to believe that you didn't need to go and you relied on that, there could be liability. But you will have to meet several prongs to have a case, first you have to prove not...Read more »
I believe a family member can request or demand an autopsy. (The family may need to pay for the autopsy.) This is something that should be done right away. It is probably too late if the body has been buried or cremated although there is a way to do some types of forensic autopsies on a body that...Read more »
Her medical records notate a 3mm lump but no further tests were recommended or suggested at that time. The lump did grow and was finally biopsied and diagnosed as Stage 2-B cancer in 2015. Since then, she's undergone chemotherapy, radiation and is currently going through hormone therapy. She... Read more »
Really hard to say, as it is my understanding that it is not uncommon to have small lumps that may not warrant a biopsy. I would search out a firm that does medical malpractice, specifically as to cancer-related cases as they would have the right experience for your issue.
Not my area of specialty but I believe there is legal grounds for a temporary hold (24 hours or 72 hours or something like that) if the police suspect that the person could harm themselves or others. So yeah, it's legal. As for contacting or not contacting your parents, I am not sure what...Read more »
Unlikely you have a case as there are in most states NO penalties for HIPAA violations! I'm not hearing the medication error resulted in any physical problem of great seriousness. But members of the Oregon Trial Lawyers Assn give free consults so I urge you to get ones so that you can direct...Read more »
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