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Q: My Mother went to a dentist in three rivers a few weeks ago, the dentist told her that her best route would be to have

to have all of her teeth removed so that she could have new fake teeth put into her skull. She went ahead and let the dentist remove all of her teeth to proceed with putting new teeth in. She was told to wait a few weeks and heal before having the new teeth put in, now the dentist is telling us her... Read more »

Tim Akpinar answered on Aug 4, 2019

I'm sorry for your mother's ordeal. She could arrange a consult with a Michigan med mal attorney to explore whether the determination that her jaw was not suited for implants could have been made prior to the extraction of her teeth, whether other options would have been more logical, among other... Read more »

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Q: What type of lawyer do I need to sue my doctor for malpractice and do I even have a case?

My ob gyn said my baby was healthy when I was pregnant but I was sick so she prescribed me zofran. I was not informed of any major risks to myself or my baby by taking this drug. Thinking that I could trust my own doctor I thought it was safe. A short time after taking the prescribed drug, I... Read more »

Tim Akpinar answered on Jul 7, 2019

I'm very sorry for your loss. As a starting point, you could contact a medical malpractice attorney in Michigan for an initial consultation. In terms of your question about having a case, that is something an attorney could make a more meaningful determination after learning more details from you... Read more »

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Q: Family member suffered improper care and discharge from a rehab facility after stroke.

A family member suffered mistreatment. Subcutaneous shots given in same place resulting in bruising and pain when moving. These can be administered anywhere on body. He was to see a doctor to receive anti-depressants or anti anxiety meds which never happened. Before discharge home we were informed... Read more »

Tim Akpinar answered on Jun 25, 2019

This is a matter to be discussed with a Michigan medical malpractice attorney, but your question remains open for five weeks. As a general matter, regardless of jurisdiction, medical malpractice is determined on the basis of there being a certain duty of care, a breach of that duty, damages that... Read more »

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Q: My back surgeon messed me up good. He left a screw crooked, broke a bone, and caused 2 more discs to bulge.

Do I have a case

Brent T. Geers answered on Jun 5, 2019

Possibly. Whether you have a case and whether an attorney would take your case are two different things, and quite honestly comes down to costs / benefits to the attorney. Most attorneys who handle medical malpractice claims evaluate those claims thoroughly - often through an on-staff or contracted... Read more »

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1 Answer | Asked in DUI / DWI, Civil Rights, Health Care Law and Medical Malpractice for Michigan on

Q: I have mental health problems, can i use medical marijuana while on probation?

I am on probation in michigan usa for a DUI, but i have SERIOUS mental health problems including insomnia, depression, adhd, anxiety, bi-polar. I was reccomended i get my medical marijuana card, can i do that while on probation?

Brent T. Geers answered on Apr 23, 2019

You would first need to inquire with your probation officer, and then possibly have the judge's permission. Contrary to what many people believe, marijuana is not prescribed like a doctor may do for ordinary medication from a pharmacy. Because of that, judges don't have to allow you to use... Read more »

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Q: Can I hold the VA responsible for not healing properly from a surgery in 2012 - I have numbness on the surgical line

I had a myomectomy (fibroid removal). My surgeon told me that it may take a couple of years for the feeling to return and once a woman has surgery down there, she is never the same. I still have numbness in a large area over the surgical scar - my feelings never completely returned. I curious can... Read more »

Brent T. Geers answered on Feb 3, 2019

Medical malpractice claims are intricate to pursue, and require an attorney. That said, you may find, after consultation with an attorney, that you are beyond the statute of limitations - meaning that an otherwise valid claim would be dismissed. The other issue is that pain and numbness is hard to... Read more »

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Q: What are the MI state and Fed laws for transporting and delivering prescription medications?

I work for a company that transports medications to medical facilities. We are now being asked to, as drivers, to sign narcotic manifests, confirming that specific narcotics were delivered to said facility if said facility requests that the driver signs. This would require that the drivers handle... Read more »

Brent T. Geers answered on Sep 28, 2018

Your situation is much too complicated to answer here as it involves drug laws and likely interstate commerce issues. It would seem that your employer is attempting to shore up the chain of custody, which they may very well be required to do by any number of state and federal regulations pertaining... Read more »

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Q: After a total hip replacement, doctor ordered but then cancelled my PT. I have not had any, should I pursue this?

I received a total hip replacement in September of 2017. After my discharge my orthopedic doctor ordered a nurse and physical therapy.

After the initial PT visit, the doctor cancelled the PT, the nurse was confused and followed up with the doctors office and they told her it was being held... Read more »

Peter N. Munsing answered on Nov 30, 2017

I'd talk to the doctors assistant, explain that the doctor indicated you'd be getting PT but you haven't heard back and you wonder as you still have problems if you'll be getting PT or what.

Or make an appointment with your GP, explain what happened, ask if that's usual, and chances are...
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Q: This questions concerns medical malpractice ..is there a certain time limit for suing a doctors office for mistreatment

Peter N. Munsing answered on Sep 1, 2017

Yes. Each state has different statutes of limitations. Call a member of the Assn for Justice for the state where it happened, that handles medical cases --they give free consultations.

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Q: Is it a crime for an ER doctor to document that an examination was normal when no exam was done, Dr. ddn't touch pt.

Exam, if done, would have been abnormal. Acute herniated disc with nerve compression symptoms.

Peter N. Munsing answered on Jun 30, 2017

A violation of medical regulations but unlikely to be a crime. If there is one it would be for the insurance that paid for an exam to raise a fraudulent billing. If your disc was caused by an injury get a free consult from a member of the Michigan Assn for Justice.

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Q: Who can be held responsible for a condition that should have been recognized at birth, wasn't, and has caused deformity?

Peter N. Munsing answered on Jun 1, 2017

If you are over 20, likely no one because of the statute of limitations. I suggest you contact a member of the Michigan Assn for Justice who handles Medical Malpractice claims--they give free consults.

1 Answer | Asked in Elder Law, Legal Malpractice, Medical Malpractice and Nursing Home Abuse for Michigan on

Q: My mom is in a memory care unit at a nursing home. She fell out of bed on May 4 and I was informed by phone. On May 10

She was admitted to hospital and diagnosed with a separated shoulder 6 days after the fall. Do I have a case?

Don L Rosenberg answered on May 11, 2017

Depends, was the memory care facility negligent. You clearly need to consult a lawyer to determine if you have a case. Clearly it was wrong not to inform you of the fall. The question is where they negligent which caused or contributed to the fall and/or was did the delay cause more damage to... Read more »

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Q: Can you sue if you have been in pain for 3 weeks, and you have been to the hospital and they have given wrong diagnoses?

Peter N. Munsing answered on Apr 17, 2017

You can sue for anything, but malpractice cases are very expensive, and not catching something isn't always mis dicagnosis.

You can only sue if you can show that their not making the correct diagnosis caused you a problem that wouldn't be there without it. 3 weeks of pain isn't enough.

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Q: Can the adult children file a malpractice lawsuit agianst the doctor of the deceased without telling the living spouse

If so can they collect the money without the wife knowing

Peter N. Munsing answered on Mar 1, 2017

They would have to file an estate; spouse would have the right to be executrix; spouse should look at the estate papers, see if someone forged her name, get her own attorney.

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law, Federal Crimes, Medical Malpractice and Wrongful Death for Michigan on

Q: How do I find out if my Aunts death is a malpractice case?

She was 86 and died 5 days after going to the doctor. She only weighted 70lbs. She was also being taken care of buy a few people but they were just stealing from her they did not care about her living conditions. She had no running water and was on Oxygen. The kitchen was not able to be used and... Read more »

Peter N. Munsing answered on Dec 12, 2016

Sounds like neglect. You'd need to see the autopsy report. If she'd been at the doctor before and hadn't been fkagged there may be malpractice.Contact a member of the Michigan assn for Justice--they give free consultations.

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Q: Can you sue a doctor for permanent nerve damaged on the left hand that was caused by the bandage was to tight causing

The doctor rolled my media nerve on my elbow and bandages on my left hand was so tight I have regional pain syndrome conplex 2 and I can't use it

Peter N. Munsing answered on Oct 10, 2016

Not a slam dunk but get a consult from a member of the Michigan Assn for Justice--they give free consultations.

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Q: Question about circumcision

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Peter N. Munsing answered on Sep 23, 2016

If you are over 20 I can't imagine any state that wouldn't find that you are barred by the Statute of Limitations. Let me note however that your parents had given consent, so the doctor was doing what at the time was viewed as a normal procedure.Let me also note that many doctors still believe... Read more »

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Q: Can I sue for malpractice if staff forget to remove gauze from inside me?

I was thinking about having a baby and went to have a procedure to make sure that my tubes were not blocked. I had a procedure done and I started having an odor and discharge 3-4 weeks afterwards. I went to another doctor and they discovered that a 4x4 gauge was left inside of me and had pus etc..... Read more »

Peter N. Munsing answered on Aug 25, 2016

You have a claim. Whether or not it would be brought depends on the fallout, as cases are very expensive to bring and

it may be that what you'd get wouldn't cover the costs. But an attorney could see what they could get given the fairly clear flub on their part.Contact a membef of the...
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