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Q: I had a hysterectomy done and I still bleed every month I think the doctors messed up
Tim Akpinar
Tim Akpinar answered on Jun 26, 2019

I'm sorry for the difficult situation you are undergoing. It would be absurd for anyone but a doctor or very knowledgeable medical professional to even attempt to tell you what they think this means. But if you relayed these brief basic concerns to your family or close friends, it seems likely they... Read more »

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Q: what do I do before statue of limitations expires?

sister passed away in nursing home. She fell 4/6/17. Officer arrived called his wife (she is supervisor which my sister resides), he then asked her what he should do,, tell he if she does not go to the hospital she will go to jail for public drunkness? She never came home, she passed away on May 28... Read more »

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

You should immediately call a member of the Pa. Assn for Justice in the county where it happened --they give free consults. However with a confusing set of facts, and the statute of limitations running May 28th if it hasn't already run, you may not find an attorney willing to take it but make some... Read more »

2 Answers | Asked in Personal Injury, Medical Malpractice and Wrongful Death for Pennsylvania on
Q: How do I find out if my Pennsylvania dentist ever had any malpractice cases against him?
Mark Scoblionko
Mark Scoblionko answered on Feb 21, 2019

You would have to check the indices of the Prothonotary/Clerk of Courts/Clerk of Judicial Records for the County where the dentist is located. Since you are not a lawyer and would not have access to the electronic records, you would probably have to go to the office personally and request... Read more »

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Q: Can i sue in federal court for med. malpractice. I can not get a lawyer to take case because of venue

I had a btched c-spine surgery and am paralyzed, and the neurosurg. used defective fusion devices,.

Peter N. Munsing
Peter N. Munsing answered on Feb 4, 2019

If it's surgical devices try attorney James Ronca in Philadelphia. If it's in the western part of the state consult attorney Jason Matzus. They give free consults--feel free to use my name.

You can only use Federal Court if you and the other party are citizens of different states. As some...
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1 Answer | Asked in Health Care Law, Libel & Slander and Medical Malpractice for Pennsylvania on
Q: My husband is being told that he must be transferred to a scaled nursing facility

Due to something that was advocated and found in his blood work. I looked up the regulations and personally called the companies myself. And they are stating that isn’t the case and the hospital did not even try to put an authorization in to obtain that particular service. What rights does he... Read more »

Peter N. Munsing
Peter N. Munsing answered on Feb 4, 2019

Contact the hospitals patient advocate and your family doctor.

1 Answer | Asked in Personal Injury, Civil Rights and Medical Malpractice for Pennsylvania on
Q: Do I have a suit

I was recently in an emergency room for mental health. I was put in a seclusion room for my safety. The nurse didnt lock the door. I walked out into the lobby. Several security guards were trying to stop me. I wasnt fighting I just kept walking. A trooper who was there for another reason came out... Read more »

Peter N. Munsing
Peter N. Munsing answered on Oct 18, 2018

If you can show there was an injury. Technically you do, but whether it's worth bringing depends on whether there was an injury. Contact an attorney for the county where it happened.

1 Answer | Asked in Elder Law, Health Care Law, Medical Malpractice and Wrongful Death for Pennsylvania on
Q: My Father passed 1 year ago under terrible circumstances at a Tioga county nursing home. Can I file suit?

I have powerful video and paper evidence of his civil rights bieng extremely violated. I was told by NH staff he was deemed incompetent after he signed Medical proxy to me - in front of me , I have pictures - documents -video evidence to provide

I checked with courts - he was not deemed... Read more »

Peter N. Munsing
Peter N. Munsing answered on Sep 11, 2018

There may be a claim the estate can make. Whether it's a claim for the DA is up to the DA for the county where it happened. Feel free to call me and I can recommend some attorneys who can discuss the case in more detail with you. Do understand nursing home cases are difficult as the people go there... Read more »

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Q: my wife went in for minimal invasion gallbladder surgery and ended up having open surgery with a huge scar.

Medical malpractice???

Cary B. Hall
Cary B. Hall answered on Aug 9, 2018

No idea from the very limited facts you've supplied. Contact your local lawyer referral service to get connected with a medical malpractice attorney to go over your case in further detail.

Best of luck to you.

1 Answer | Asked in Legal Malpractice and Medical Malpractice for Pennsylvania on
Q: We filled out papers we had to sign to begin with the lawsuite.

We were told we have a potential case

Elizabeth Tarasi
Elizabeth Tarasi answered on Jul 5, 2018

I am located in Pittsburgh. If you would like to call me to discuss this my phone number is 412-391-7135.

Q: Filed for a medical malpractice lawsuit two months ago and still haven't heard from the attorney. Is this standard pract

When I call the attorneys office he never responds to my calls.should I get another attorney?

Elizabeth Tarasi
Elizabeth Tarasi answered on Jul 5, 2018

No, when you call an attorney they should return your call within a day or two. Are you sure the case was filed?

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Q: Had my wisdom teeth removed and the oral surgeon cracked another tooth and denies it can i sue to get it fixed?

I continued to have numbness in half my mouth and he said that happens just like if u got surgery on another half of your body. You can live with it. I told him I saw a crack through my tooth he would look and say there's nothing there. after many appointments and being charged hundreds of dollars... Read more »

Peter N. Munsing
Peter N. Munsing answered on Feb 20, 2018

You need an assessment and estimate from another dentist. However unlikely you can get it back before you need the treatment--first, until they have been in there they won't know what it is they are dealing with. Second you need an assessment you can use in court and I doubt a dentist will give... Read more »

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Q: If my infertility lab closes due to a possible contaminant, should I speak to a lawyer in regards to past failed trys?

28, healthy, 6 failed IVF try’s in last two years.

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

You want to speak with a member of the Pennsylvania Assn for Justice that handles medical cases--they give free consultations.

The problem you have is showing that the lab did something wrong which caused your IVF attempts not to succeed. Many do not succeed, so this is not an easy thing to...
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Q: Can I file malpractice after 6 years in PA?

I underwent surgery in 2011, where they forced a breathing tube into my throat damaging my vocal chords. I was told by several doctors to give it time and they would repair themselves. After waiting and no improvement, I went to an ENT in 2017 where they examined my throat and found the right... Read more »

Peter N. Munsing
Peter N. Munsing answered on Dec 4, 2017

Unlikely but you should have the case reviewed by a member of the Pa. Assn for Justice who handles malpractice. If you need the names of some in your area let me know.

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Q: 46 yo female-presented to the ER with episodes of vtach that were coming on strong-pulse 250-blood pressure very low

-symptoms were coming every minute or two-I let the ER know I had a tumor in my heart that was dx 25 yrs ago but was asymptomatic-I was almost passing out every episode-the nurse did an EKG it was abnormal but I was not in distress at that point-I told her to wait a minute to do EKG during an... Read more »

Peter N. Munsing
Peter N. Munsing answered on Sep 1, 2017

Not necessarily but you need to contact a member of the Pa. Assn for Justice who handles medical cases--they give free consultations. Call me at my toll free number and I'll give you the names of some excellent attorneys in the Harrisburg area.

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Q: If you had surgery and later find out they left something in you and are getting infections should i sew
Peter N. Munsing
Peter N. Munsing answered on Jun 19, 2017

You have a claim. What it is, how good it is is hard to tell.

We provide free consults so you can have an opinion or at least a specialist referral. Call us or another member of the Pennsylvania Assn for Justice today.

1 Answer | Asked in Legal Malpractice, Personal Injury and Medical Malpractice for Pennsylvania on
Q: legal liability of a clinical nurse instructor who deems a nurse competent but the nurse causes bodily harm to a patient

Clinical nurse instructor deems a nurse is competent to do a skill after watching the nurse perform the "skill" on a mannequin. The mannequin does not represent the human anatomy in a realistic manner. The nurse performs the skill on a patient without any over site by the clinical instructor and... Read more »

Peter N. Munsing
Peter N. Munsing answered on May 29, 2017

No case law I'm aware of specific to that particular situation. Much would depend on the procedure to be preformed, the degree of risk, the nature of any supervision. Feel free to call if you have further questions. Yes I'm in Memorial Day.

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Q: Can i have any right now to contact a lawyer

Had enough!!! Son was injured nov 18,2016.seen @childrens hosp pgh,pa er within 45 mins of injury.failed to see a fracture after taking X-rays sending him home glueing the cut never using anything to clean it out.the fracture was right below the broken skin.xray read by ortho resident.called sunday... Read more »

Peter N. Munsing
Peter N. Munsing answered on Apr 24, 2017

Certainly sounds like it. Give me a call and I can review your options in detail, suggest some good attorneys, who will take the case on a no-up front fee. . For the future if he needs care the Shriners have a great program for orthopedic injuries; I can discuss that option with you also..

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Q: I was recently given the wrong prescription from my pharmacist. I took these pills for a month.

The prescription was for 20 mg of a drug and I was given 40 mg. My pill bottle said 20 mg so I assumed the pills were 20 mgs. I took the 40 mg. prescription for a month. I now have to wean my body off of the 40 mg. to the 20. I am extremely upset about this negligence. Do I have grounds for a case... Read more »

Peter N. Munsing
Peter N. Munsing answered on Apr 17, 2017

Unlikely unless there is other fallout you haven't mentioned. Discuss the issue with your doctor to make sure your step down is done properly. Save receipts, bottles, anything connected with this--bags it came in if that also had Rx information on it.

2 Answers | Asked in Medical Malpractice and Personal Injury for Pennsylvania on
Q: Does my gram have a case if her doctor was negligent and punctured her artery during surgery which caused an injury (PA)
Mark Scoblionko
Mark Scoblionko answered on Apr 15, 2017

It is a matter which should be carefully evaluated by a lawyer who handles these types of matters.

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1 Answer | Asked in Medical Malpractice and Health Care Law for Pennsylvania on
Q: Can your doctors deny medical records to be sent to another doctor due to overdue balance?

I have an overdue balance at my child's doctor they sent to collections I was u ware that they would drop her. When I tried to make her 12 month check up they said they can no longer treat her due to non payment and to find a new doctor. I found a new one that wants the medical records sent over... Read more »

Peter N. Munsing
Peter N. Munsing answered on Feb 6, 2017

This is improper. Explain that you will if necessary to get your child care file a complaint with the department of health and the consumer division of the AG's office. Under the ACA and other statutes your daughter has rights.

You should, by the way, see if she can get coverage under CHIP...
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