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 settlement...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 be...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 serious... 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 »
Generally you would be well advised to get insurance that protects you. I think you need professional negligence consultation given the high cost of insurance & the high cost of exposure or potential exposure.
I came up on JSUM Center wait list for charity care dental in 7.2017. I only recently remembered this as I had to go in for an emergency appt and said I recalled that I should already be on the list. Short of it is they have lied even while I found original pw, found out via human relatios that... Read more »
in my shoulder . have had injections for pain and PRP procedure. still in pain. next is EMG. so much pain. shoulder arm , nerves , hand . all threw my right arm. Orthopedic doctor feels surgery now if the PRP does not give me healing benefit
this injury was cause by the X-ray machine... Read more »
I’m so sorry to hear about your dad's experience. You should immediately consult an experienced New Jersey attorney who accepts medical malpractice cases. You can easily find one of us on Justia.com. Your dad may well have a case, but the medical records need to be reviewed to be sure. Most...Read more »
The best way is to hire a good lawyer, but generally before a lawyer will take most malpractice cases they want proof of malpractice unless it is so obvious like leaving a scapel in side the person or the person had bed sores etc.
cont. and the following circumstances DID NOT APPLY ( These circumstances include (1) law enforcement requests for information to identify or locate a suspect, fugitive, witness, or missing person (2) instances where there has been a crime committed on the premises of the covered entity, and (3) in... Read more »
That is very complicated question requires thorough review and analysis but you didn't mention whether or not they had a GJ subpoena or not. An answer to a complicated legal matter such as this will be decided once you file motion to suppress and brief the law to the facts of the case. Let the...Read more »
Is the driving EMT guilty of "patient abandonement" if he leaves a completley stable & oriented patient with little chance of deteriorating with the treating EMT at a dr's office for a "wait & return" transport, to drive to get food taking 9-12mins? He hadnt eaten in 17 hours & dispatch hadnt given... Read more »
I can't speak to the employment law issues, but if the patient was injured or suffered any loss it could actually be criminal in nature. Your responsibility to the patient is separate from you employers duty to you.
Probably, but you likely would have to file a lawsuit. If you think that you may have a medical malpractice claim, speak to a lawyer immediately. You can find one of us on this site. There are deadlines to take legal action. If you miss a deadline, you will never receive compensation. Good luck.
The dental practice has not submitted complete claims, about $2,000.00 .I have been for over a year trying to get this dental practice to submit these claims. My insurance company has also been trying to get them to cooperate but to no avail. I believe it is retribution for filing a complaint... Read more »
In general the standard of care for physicians is determined by. what members of the same profession would do in a similar situation within the same geographic area. That being said much more information would be needed to tell you whether you have a strong case and even if you have a strong case...Read more »
The workers comp adjuster and medical examiner question me about my previous settlement and cases for a different company that happen years ago. Is it illegal to do such a thing. Seeing that the IME will determine my value of the nature of my injury
This question is best answered by your workers compensation lawyer, that being said it would be perfectly relevant because in workers compensation they need to know about any pre-existing claims so they determine whether this is a re-injury and to see if you have already been compensated for the...Read more »
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