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2 Answers | Asked in Medical Malpractice and Personal Injury for Ohio on
Q: i need a personal injury lawyer in scioto county in ohio can u help
Tim Akpinar
Tim Akpinar answered on Jun 29, 2020

You await a response for a week, but this isn't really an attorney referral service. It's only a Q & A Board. You could avoid losing further time by seeking out an attorney on your own. You could use the resources of this site, or you could conduct independent searches online. Good... Read more »

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Q: Do I have a medical malpractice suit

I had carpal tunnel, pronators syndrome and cubical tunnel. I still don’t have feeling in my elbow, forearm, parts of my hand and first finger tip. The dr told me he wasn’t sure why and would not investigate he also said one of my nerves they did the nerve block in is damaged, I also have high... Read more »

Tim Akpinar
Tim Akpinar answered on Jun 20, 2020

An Ohio attorney could advise best, but your post remains open for two weeks. Until you are able to consult with a local attorney, based on these brief facts, there doesn't appear to be a strong basis for a medical malpractice case here. It looks like you sought an evaluation by a medical... Read more »

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Q: Should my sister sue her doctor for malpractice?

My sister is a mentally disabled and a breast cancer survivor. Her oncologist terminated her as a patient. She is still in active continuous care with drug therapy.

The nurse scheduler made appointments without contacting her or me. I am her source of transportation. We cancelled her... Read more »

Tim Akpinar
Tim Akpinar answered on Jun 6, 2020

This is something on which an Ohio attorney could advise best, but your post remains open for two weeks. From the brief facts provided, it isn't fully clear what happened in terms of misunderstandings or breakdowns in communication that may have been aggravated by the COVID-19 situation. When... Read more »

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Q: Can I sue an emergency room for dropping an X-ray board on my head while in the emergency room getting a scan?

I suffer from headaches and have a cranial shunt in my head, I was in the emergency room getting an X-ray of my cranial shunt when the technician dropped the X-ray board on my head and right onto where my shunt is in my head. Then the emergency room discharged me immediately when I returned to my... Read more »

Tim Akpinar
Tim Akpinar answered on May 24, 2020

It's difficult to say, based on these facts alone. Was the ER doctor aware that an object was dropped on your head? Did you show visible signs of injury or complain of injury to the doctor? It's possible the doctor did not know what transpired during your imaging studies, as the only... Read more »

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Q: I have been on pain medication for probably over 20 years. I was weaned off within a month. Is that ok?

Never failed drug test or drug count. He had weaned me down from 100mg to 30mg which I have been on since the drug addicts started ODing. Went into office last month and he gave me 15 days of 20mg and 15 days of 10mg and told me I was done. I need to go back to pain clinic but have no insurance and... Read more »

Tim Akpinar
Tim Akpinar answered on Apr 19, 2020

I'm sorry for your ordeal. You need the medical opinion of a doctor here, not the general perspective of an attorney. You could present your records to a medical professional and ask them what they think. Attorneys are not medically qualified to make such determinations. Good luck

Tim Akpinar

1 Answer | Asked in Medical Malpractice, Personal Injury and Wrongful Death for Ohio on
Q: Is there any way to find out the results of a medical malpractice suit? My dad, who was suing is now deceased.

My dad passed away before the suit was settled. We were more concerned with him & the time we had left together and never asked for any details regarding the lawsuit. We never even asked who his attorney was.

After he passed my grdma told others about all the $ she was getting from his... Read more »

Tim Akpinar
Tim Akpinar answered on Feb 21, 2020

I'm sorry for the loss of your father. If you know nothing about the case, as in not knowing who the defendant was or who the attorney was, you could try the databases of the Ohio court system if you're fairly certain the case would have been litigated in Ohio. This is something an Ohio... Read more »

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Q: How would a doctor miss the diagnosis of atherosclerosis heart disease. His symptoms he had match this disease.

My father just passed away from this and Acute Ventricular Dysrythmia after seeing his doctor numerous times for his high blood pressure, numbness in his legs and feet, severe confusion, chest pain and trouble breathing and they never did tests for his heart. They kept telling him it could be... Read more »

Tim Akpinar
Tim Akpinar answered on Jan 3, 2020

I'm very sorry for your loss. An Ohio attorney could address your question in the best manner, but your post remains open for three weeks. As a general matter in any jurisdiction, medical malpractice cases are generally assessed in terms of whether a breach of a duty occurred. To make that... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Personal Injury and Medical Malpractice for Ohio on
Q: I had my right knee replaced in Mansfield. My knee replacement was installed improper and had to have it re-replaced.

My knee was installed at Mansfield Hospital it was installed at a 12 deg angle.

Dimitrios Makridis
Dimitrios Makridis answered on Nov 20, 2019

You have not asked a question. If your question is whether you can go after the person who improperly installed your knee replacement, I would suggest going to see a medical malpractice lawyer asap.

2 Answers | Asked in Personal Injury and Medical Malpractice for Ohio on
Q: Can I sue my doctor who was just arrested in opioid sting
Robert D. Erney
Robert D. Erney answered on Sep 25, 2019

Well the answer to this question depends upon whether your doctor harmed you personally somehow. Did he prescribe opioids for you? Did you become addicted or otherwise harmed?

Rob Erney

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Q: Do I have a medical negligence lawsuit?

About a week ago I had to bring my child into the emergency room for a mouth injury that needed stitches. The first hospital was unable to help us and sent us to Children’s Hospital instead. They looked at it but there was no ENT doctor available at the time. Instead of waiting until one arrived,... Read more »

Peter N. Munsing
Peter N. Munsing answered on Sep 3, 2019

A lot depends on whether they increased the risk of harm to the child. A problem is that one hospital was a specialized hospital. However that being said, they are held to a higher standard. I suggest you contact a member of the Ohio Assn for Justice who handles medical care cases--they give free... Read more »

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Q: can I sue for a surgery that occurred in 2001 that resulted in a rare chronic disability? HypoPARAthyroidism

HypoPARAthyroidism was unheard of back then, and the doctors didn’t know how to help me. Today I am finally realizing what has actually happened to me. It took 9 years to be approved for disability. In 2001 I contacted 2 attorneys to file a malpractice case. I was denied by both of them.

Tim Akpinar
Tim Akpinar answered on Jul 30, 2019

I do not practice in Ohio, but as a general rule throughout many jurisdictions, medical malpractice statutes of limitations (time deadlines within which formal legal action must commenced) could be subject to allowances that provide additional time based on "discovery" of a condition. You... Read more »

2 Answers | Asked in Personal Injury, Health Care Law and Medical Malpractice for Ohio on
Q: I want to know if something is medically eithical or right or malpractice

I’ve been seeing a doctor for at least 12 years due to back, neck, hips, knee pain. I’ve had major back surgery in 2009....rod plus screws. I’ve had my thumb fused. This doctor put me on 3 neurontin a day when I first saw him, and 4 Vicodin’s a day also. Eventually the neurontin went up to... Read more »

Mr.  Eugene Ray Critchett Esq
Mr. Eugene Ray Critchett Esq answered on Apr 12, 2019

If you have concerns about the sudden changes, try seeing another pain management specialist for a second opinion. However, it certainly is a new trend to decrease the use of pain medications.

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Q: 62 y old, prescribed very high doses of 2 strong opioid medications for over 7y. MD gave 60 days to stop. I need help.

For past 2y, I have decreased dosage myself, and aware just stopping could kill me. MD aware but states he can't force others to take over pain control and has left it up to me. 100s of phone calls and as many rejections later,my time is running out quickly. I've even tried and been... Read more »

Peter N. Munsing
Peter N. Munsing answered on Jan 23, 2019

First you can't force a doctor to treat you. Suggest you look for a clinic and see if there is a health advisor who can tell you about the resources you have. My understanding--and I am not a doctor--is that you will not die. You may have a number of issues but death is not necessarily one of... Read more »

2 Answers | Asked in Personal Injury and Medical Malpractice for Ohio on
Q: My mom went in for an outpatient bronchoscope biopsy, she ended up in ICU. I was told a main artery was cut

Then they tried to discharge her the next day...new finding in an xrays they finally decided to take..she got like volcano pocket of blood near the site

Matthew Williams
Matthew Williams answered on Jan 13, 2019

You should sit down with a lawyer who specializes in medical malpractice.

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Q: My father committed suicide after a psychiatrist refused to renew his antidepressant medication. Do I sue the doctor for

medical malpractice or wrongful death?

Matthew Williams
Matthew Williams answered on Nov 5, 2018

You can have more than one cause of action or claim in a lawsuit.

1 Answer | Asked in Civil Litigation, Elder Law, Legal Malpractice and Medical Malpractice for Ohio on
Q: Mom is 66 I have POA,she sold LLC, she was president, now they are trying for her personal assets,she has none,on ssi?

Original buyer never paid full amount for business, we obtained a judgment, our attorney did not act on the remainder due( we will be sueing him- that's another story) they appealed, now they are claiming she hid business assets- untrue, she lost her home, had major medical problems and... Read more »

Peter N. Munsing
Peter N. Munsing answered on Sep 12, 2018

I think I answered this already. Did the tavern have insurance? That should cover the claim, get her an attorney. If the claimant settled, see the release. Otherwise, get a consult from a bankruptcy attorney. That would put the other proceedings on hold.

2 Answers | Asked in Civil Litigation, Elder Law and Medical Malpractice for Ohio on
Q: Mom 66 years old, owned LLC, was president- being sued, thinks assets hidden? How can they sue her?

This has been going on for 5 years.. If it is an LLC and she was President ..there was no piercing of the veil.. how can they request a debtors exam?? she is on SSI, home was foreclosed on, she rents an apartment, it was a bar , there were no assets .. She is basically bed ridden, heart attack when... Read more »

Peter N. Munsing
Peter N. Munsing answered on Sep 12, 2018

On the mesh implant if the implant was less than two years ago I can get you the name of an attorney who will give a free consult.

On the michigas with the bar, seems that she should contact a bankruptcy attorney. If she's judgment proof no downside; it stops that other litigation.

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1 Answer | Asked in Personal Injury and Medical Malpractice for Ohio on
Q: I never received one phone call form my attorney without me initiating it in an appointment. He hurt my case badly

He sided with the defense several times. Never contacted Drs. or anyone else could help my case

Peter N. Munsing
Peter N. Munsing answered on Sep 12, 2018

If your case is concluded then you may have a malpractice case and should seek an attorney who handleslegal malpractice.

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Q: My father in law passed away Feb 2017 due to getting septis and mercia in the hospital. Is there anything that I can do?

He went in for surgery to have a dialysis port changed to the hospital. He was released back to the nursing home. About a week later he was taken to our local hospital because he was sick. We was told then that he possibly had Septsis and they were sending to a more equipped hospital. After being... Read more »

Camille Brooks Ibrahim
Camille Brooks Ibrahim answered on Jul 18, 2018

Essentially, that could be a wrongful death claim depending on his cause of death.

1 Answer | Asked in Medical Malpractice for Ohio on
Q: If you were given too much anesthesia during a routine outpatient surgery are there grounds for a suit?

Too much anesthesia resulted in fluid in my lungs and a partially collapsed lung and an had to be admitted for almost two days and the inability to awaken me for many hours after the surgery. The anesthesiologist came to visit me more than anyone who participated in the surgery. Also, what is the... Read more »

Camille Brooks Ibrahim
Camille Brooks Ibrahim answered on Jul 5, 2018

The statute of limitations in Ohio is a year. Depending on the damages, if any, you can file suit.

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