I had knee replacement in Nov 2017 and when I was given a spinal (which I was aware I would get) a nerve in my back was hit, leaving both legs and feet affected and seeming no hope of it getting better.
The standard time frame to sue for medical malpractice cases in North Carolina is three 3 years from the date the incident occurred. The referenced time frame is not applicable to every medical malpractice cases. If you are not sure how to calculate the three years time frame from the date...Read more »
It would be difficult for a North Carolina med mal attorney to give you a legal opinion based on these limited facts. It's likely they would want to review the medical file and consult with their medical support staff or outside experts, depending on the complexity of the surgery. As a starting...Read more »
An emergency room doctor is normally trained to assess the extent of cuts or injuries and determine the correct treatment. A referral to a surgeon is not normally done for every cut and injuries to a finger; a referral is done if warranted based on the extent of the cut. Likewise, X-rays are not...Read more »
I was taken to the emergency room by ambulance a few days ago after going to urgent care with extreme abdominal/lower abdominal pain and intense vomiting. After 6 1/2 hours with no IV, no fluids, a CT scan, and an ultrasound; I was told that there were abnormalities in my left ovaries and fluid in... Read more »
A person can have legal grounds to sue the hospital, but the important factor is whether the lawsuit will be successful. Based on the facts you provided you would likely not be successful against the hospital because the symptoms you outlined do not rise to adequate damages for a successful claim....Read more »
If the hospital assigned a defense firm to your case, you could contact them and ask for copies of the closing papers. If the hospital handled the matter without outside counsel through their in-house claims department, you could see if they have closing papers (settlement letters, releases, etc.)...Read more »
The office manager at this location has had all the required information to submit the prior authorization application to our insurance company since December 5. As of today (January 3), they have yet to file the paperwork. My son is in tremendous pain due to PA flares but cannot get the medicine... Read more »
I have an ongoing med mal case. After a demand letter and all medical records were sent to the Dr’s insurance adjuster, the Adjuster forwarded my case to an attorney for review. This attorney’s office sent a letter requesting more medical records. I’m just wondering if since the adjuster sent... Read more »
Keep in mind that the adjuster does not want to pay a claimant if there aren't clear liability ties. Therefore, an attorney's review is merely a tactic to ensure that they have covered all tracks prior to delaying the claim process. I believe it is in your best interest to retain representation,...Read more »
Levofloxacin has severe and major side effects, and for this reason the FDA says not to prescribe it for sinusitis because the potential side effects outweigh any benefit when the infection is minor. The most common major side effects are Peripheral Neuropathy which is chronic and can be... Read more »
my mother was in the hospital and her heart stopped sometime in the middle of the night or in the morning they did not realize it until they went to bring her medicines that morning, they didnt have the volume turned up on the vitals monitoring machine to be alerted if something was wrong, they... Read more »
I have had two or three of these cases over the past 35 years of practicing personal injury law. The answer to your question is the answer to this question: What happened to you after you took the medicine? Without knowing what happened to you, if anything, there can be no way of advising about...Read more »
1 was a bartender/server for 30 yrs. 10 yrs ago l was prescribed methadone for a medical condition not related to addiction & didn't need to work. Now, I'm fighting an addiction, and on a fixed income @ 62 yrs old. I'm in recovery & don't dare take the chance of being in that type of environment. I... Read more »
Hope you tell your GOP Senators and Congressman about this as they seem to think people like you can just get insurance and need no help. There are "spend down" and other ways if you are "medically needy" of qualifying for medical assistance, but these vary by state. See if there is a patient...Read more »
Is it legal for an RN, with an unlimited license, to tell other staff that a co-worker has a mental illness after a social worker from a separate agency told her that this coworker has a mental illness, but that person has not been evaluated by a psychologist?
In the state of NC can a person with a master's degree in psychology diagnose a person with a mental illness? Is a formal evaluation necessary? Must that person be notified that they have been diagnosed with a specific mental illness? Can a person be evaluated without being told that they are... Read more »
I repeatedly expressed my concern to my OBGYN office to make sure I have no STDs. I asked to be tested for all STDs and went in about 4 times since then with any unusal concerns to be checked out. "Everything was OK." This was over a course of 6 months. I was concerned that I may have had... Read more »
Depends if they tested you or not. Also a cold sore can be just that--not all are sexually transmitted herpes. You can only sue for what has happened not what could have happened. Contact a North carolina Associates for Justice member--they give free consults.
After every new antibiotic I would ask them "shouldn't he be getting better would prolonged infection that's not going away with antibiotics damage his ear" they kept telling me no. Finally I decided to ask to see ent and they are putting tubes but also said he would have hearing loss from the... Read more »
Look for a rehabilitation doctor. If the advice was not in the medical records it will be difficult to prove. Contact a member of the North Carolina Advocates For Justice that handles medical cases right now. They give free consultations.
When I was in the hospital with my baby girl right before going into labor they gave me a morphine shot. The nurse told me she had to make sure she put the needle in the right spot so she wouldn't cause muscle damage. I believe she did because 9 months later it still bothers me. When I jog or... Read more »
Unless you have a medical diagnosis saying what you have and that it's because of the shot and not due to post labor disruption of muscle tone, unlikely. Check with a NC Attorney who handles malpractice to know your rights down there.
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