The nurse said I needed to get up and take a shower I didn't want to but she said I had to. She turned on the water didn't assist me but left me to go make up my bed. I fell in the shower, when I woke up three other nurses were giving me smelling stuff. They did blood work and ekg. The... Read more »
answered on Apr 3, 2023
If this occurred 5 years ago, it may be beyond the time limit to sue. Consult with an experienced medical malpractice attorney in your state.
What the nurse did might have been below the standard of care, depending on your condition--another health care provider would have to give your... Read more »
I have contacted an attorney, sent a summary and outline to them medical records and the autopsy and haven’t heard back about if they’ll take the case or not. My mother died December 18th. Failed to diagnose or biopsy tissue. They cancelled her appt in October saying they saw no reason that the... Read more »
answered on Feb 13, 2023
First, let me express my sincerest condolences on the loss of your mother under such unexpected circumstances. I am so sorry to hear the tragedy you are experiencing.
Second, with respect to your specific question the answer is that it depends. Everything should be documented in the... Read more »
The medicine would have increase my heart rate, and to much potassium would have damage my heart. I felt at my heart was beating to fast.I thought it supposed do that. I had taken 1 of those pills.
answered on Aug 9, 2022
A South Carolina attorney could advise best, but your question remains open for five weeks. No one here could answer your question as to whether you have a case. A doctor would need to evaluate the impact of what you suffered as a result of taking the medicine you mention.
You could reach... Read more »
he died from nasal cavaty cleaning that went to far and hit his brain he bled out and died.
answered on Apr 13, 2023
Not all bad results are malpractice, the health care provider must have acted below the standard of care. What you describe does sound like malpractice but a doctor would have to confirm the breach of the standard of care. Consult with experienced medical malpractice attorneys in your state.
My Mother's medical proxy gave their permission. They have no signs prohibiting camera usage. They also have had many patient complaints about staff members. What can I do?
answered on Jan 10, 2021
A South Carolina attorney could advise best, but your question remains open for five weeks. It could depend on the nature of the follow-up visits - in SOME jurisdictions, it might have relevance in terms of the continuing treatment doctrine, among other possible considerations. A South Carolina... Read more »
I injured my back at work in 2017 and had tons of pt I ended up having 2 minor and 1 major back surgery. I now have permanent severe nerve damage and constant pain. I have lost some use of my leg and have foot drop. I started out with a hernitated disc. I don't believe my lawyer is getting the... Read more »
answered on Mar 6, 2020
I am sorry to hear about your difficulties. You should contact your attorney and have a very frank conversation. Let them know you are concerned about the legal representation you are receiving. Tell them that you are concerned about the amount of the recovery and the affect your injuries have... Read more »
I have a date list from Jan 2 of each time I have had interaction, what she said susue would do, and how long it actually took. I have a chronic illness and she is not an advocate for my health.
answered on Jun 22, 2019
You could look into a different staffing organization. That's a personal decision you don't need a lawyer to make - the choice is yours. There could be any number of reasons for the problems you describe, but the bottom line is that you have to feel comfortable with the person caring for... Read more »
You found out during a routine colonoscopy. After which you question your doctor about CKD3. Asked if you should see a nephrologist, and they said no; because you don’t have it.
Then you got your Gastrologist to refer you to a nephrologist...and they confirmed In fact that you do have... Read more »
answered on Mar 21, 2018
A lot depends on if it would have made a difference. Contact attorney Carl Jacobson in Charleson. He gives free consults. Tell him I suggested you call.
I've had severe complications with 3/back surgeries. (2014-2017) My Neurosurgeon terminated our relationship, and now won't issue a referral for my continued care. I was told to contact my PCP,and they weren't the physician that referred me to my Neurosurgeon to begin with
answered on Mar 5, 2018
Contact whateverPCP you have now. A suggestion--don't be hypercritical of the neurosurgeon. You don't want a reputation as a "difficult patient."
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answered on Nov 15, 2017
No one could tell that without being a doctor, seeing the autopsy report, seeing ALL of her medical records. For starters, why not consult a member of the S.C. Assn for Justice--they give free consultations.
The case was prosecuted in 2013 and was allegedly headed to mediation a few months ago. Case was strong. Depositions have been conducted this year, the claim has passed initial reviews and survived - we were looking at trial soon. Now the dismissal was voluntarily filed with the clerk without... Read more »
answered on Nov 15, 2017
Call the attorney's secretary,explain that you want a meeting, and if you don't receive that you will have no option other than to file a complaint with the bar.
My dad went to the hospital for his edema because it caused him to miss work. While at the hospital, they only focused on his high blood pressure and high heart rate, and once it was under control they sent him home with a mild diuretic that didn't help(he still had a lot of fluid on his... Read more »
answered on Oct 9, 2017
Contact a member of the SC Trial Lawyers Assn like Chuck Jacobson in Charleston,as they give free consultations.
I feel like the doctor didn't do right the first place cause I was still having problem my pain have got worster my whole left arm and hand is so weak the pain will go up into my neck and shoulder and I'm trying to work but it hard
answered on Jun 30, 2017
Depends on the reason for the second surgery. No surgery has guarantees--on the contrary, you sign a list of horrible outcomes that could happen, including nerve damage, paralysis, pain syndrome etc. Contact a member of the SC Assn for Justice--they give free consults.
The same knee had to be redone twice in 18 months.
answered on May 23, 2017
Not necessarily malpractice,but why not call Carl Jacobson in Charleston. Tell him I suggested you call.
I had surgery on my breast due to having to have a lump removed. The only thing I was made aware of is that the entry of the wound would be hard for awhile. I know have a big indention there that looks horrible. I wouldn't be going in trying to cash out lots of money, I'm only looking to... Read more »
answered on Nov 4, 2016
Difficult to say and suggest you contact a member of the SC Trial lawyers Assn--they give free consultations. Generally, it has to be shown that what happened was due to the doctor not following accepted procedures. A bad result doesn't mean malpractice. It would make sense to see a plastic... Read more »
Does the chiropractor have to be present while the service is being performed?
answered on Oct 17, 2016
Depends on the states licensing, and if it is determined to be a medical procedure. Sounds like the person would be better off getting any such process from a dermatologist who is an MD.
My wife is only 40 and has a very large cancer tumor on her vocal cord she's a smoker. We don't know if it's spread yet
answered on Sep 28, 2016
You should consult Ron Motley's firm--give them my name. They can best advise you.
answered on Sep 25, 2016
Dispensing medication is highly regulated as you likely understand. If you are thinking about including things like prepackaged ibuprofen or other OTC medicines and you provide them in packaging containing all of the manufacturer's labeling and warnings, then I think you'd be in fairly... Read more »
I have been going through the process of opening a malpractice suit and my paralegal sent me an email that says, my lawyer has spoken with 3 experts and that this is a very complex matter and that he and his legal nurse are going to try to do their final evaluation next week and will let me know.... Read more »
answered on Aug 25, 2016
Means they care enough to spend money but that it's not so clear that they can do it with one expert.Nearly all Medical cases are complex. Comes with the territory.
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