Todd N. Hendrickson's answer It is impossible to tell from the information you've given. The X-ray of her back--did it reveal that breast cancer had spread to her back? Was that when the breast cancer was first diagnosed? Were there indications consistent with breast cancer before then?
Ronald J. Eisenberg's answer Without reviewing your medical records and gathering more facts, it would be hard for any attorney to form an opinion of the strength of your potential claim. Contact a local attorney who practices med-mal.
Peter N. Munsing's answer Contact a member of the Mo. Assn of Trial Attorneys who handles malpractice cases. They give free consults.
An issue would be what happened before--it's rare to develop immediate dropfoot. Much will also depend on what the ER records say. Separate from the lawsuit bus., make sure you have a good rehab specialist and hopefully you can develop enough functionality to overcome the symptoms.
Todd N. Hendrickson's answer I have never specifically researched the issue, but given the limits of typical esthetician training, I seriously doubt it. If one has performed injections on you, it may be malpractice on the part of the esthetician and the supervising physician. Whether it is a viable malpractice case may depend on the extent of your injury, if any.
Todd N. Hendrickson's answer The question is whether this has caused some permanent damage to your son. If not, if the damage was restricted to the 5 weeks, then this is unlikely to be a viable medical malpractice case.
Peter N. Munsing's answer No. First, very difficult to show it was from the way they gave the shot. Cellulitis can come from many events. You can get it after poison ivy, for instance. Second, malpractice cases extremely expensive and liklihood you'd get an award greater than cost very small. But as you had a worse than average case, call a member of the Mo. Trial Lawyers Assn--assn for justice. They give free consults.
Peter N. Munsing's answer Depends on the age, whether the person is an emancipated minor. Bigger issue is how to handle it on a relational/person to person level. I'm assuming the guardian is appointed or a stepparent. Starting a war over information means you can win the war but the battlefield is a mess. I suggest you find a counselor and discuss ways to discuss this issue with the guardian. Short answer is that until you are 18,your rights are limited. Also understand that the more you want to say "I rule" the less...
Peter N. Munsing's answer This depends on the nature of the reaction. It could be a dangerous drug issue, where the drug is wrongly marketed or lacks adequate warnings; may possibly be malpractice. I suggest you contact a member of the Missouri Trial Lawyers Association that handles medical malpractice and drug products liaibility. They give free consultations.
Peter N. Munsing's answer This is almost identical to a post from Washington. I have similar advice--contact a member of the Missouri Trial Lawyers Assn who handles malpractice and drug manufacturer liability--they give free consultations.Get a print out from your drug store for the last 6 months before the incident. Make a copy for the person you will be seeing.
Peter N. Munsing's answer volunteers are under supervision of the facility: patient is to be cared for by the facility. A non-delegable duty. Suggest you contact a member of the Mo. Trial Lawyers Assn who handles hospital malpractice--they give free consultations.
Peter N. Munsing's answer A lot depends on timing, your symptoms, the medical records. I suggest you contact a member of the Missouri Trial Lawyers Assn--they give free consultations. Look for one who handles medical negligence cases.
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