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1 Answer | Asked in Medical Malpractice for Tennessee on
Q: I had a total ankle replacement due to osteoarthritis.iwas ia sent home with leg elevated above heart 23 hours a day.

Surgical wound did not heal, resulting in a r lower leg and ankle amputation. Dr done no blood flow test before surgery. I was also diabetic.

Tim Akpinar
Tim Akpinar answered on Nov 3, 2019

A Tennessee med mal attorney could advise you best, but your post remains open for two weeks. Although this description is very brief, your matter involves a very complex surgery. There wasn't a question here, but if you are wondering about your legal rights, the only way to determine that is to... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Personal Injury, Civil Litigation, Health Care Law and Medical Malpractice for Tennessee on
Q: Had a heat stroke fell face first. Was released from emergency room .went to see another Dr. His diagnosis was...

Emergency room ran no test ..another Dr.said i have fracture skull n bleeding on the brain...

Tim Akpinar
Tim Akpinar answered on Oct 10, 2019

You'd get the best input from a Tennessee attorney, but your question remains open for two weeks. From the description, it's difficult to tell exactly what happened. At any rate, it's unlikely that an emergency room ran no test(s). You could arrange a consultation with a Tennessee attorney who... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Medical Malpractice for Tennessee on
Q: Is there a time limit on filing a lawsuit for medical malpractice?
Anthony M. Avery
Anthony M. Avery answered on Jul 29, 2019

It is usually one year from date of injury because of malfeasance. But prior to that you must give the Defendant access to all medical records and an Affidavit from a Medical Expert that you have a claim in Good Faith. This is only a bare bones answer to get you started. Start calling Medical... Read more »

2 Answers | Asked in Civil Litigation, Medical Malpractice and Wrongful Death for Tennessee on
Q: my friends won a financial setelment and she passed monday how can her husband find the case # he cant find any info

it was a law sute over the death of their unborn child. she kept all the family records and he cant find any paper work on the case of the lawyers name the money was to be transfered to their account wednesday she has been brain dead for 3 weeks and was removed from life support and passed monday.... Read more »

Anthony M. Avery
Anthony M. Avery answered on May 17, 2019

There are several ways to find a Case as there are only so many Clerks of Circuit Courts and Federal Courts in your area. But are you sure a suit was filed in the first place? There may have been a Settlement without filing suit. You could start by calling every lawyer in the area and asking.... Read more »

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1 Answer | Asked in Medical Malpractice for Tennessee on
Q: How can I sue if attorney's keep telling me nerve pain is normal?

I underwent an armpit surgery May 29, 2018. My surgeon damaged my medial nerve(confirmed by a Neurologist November 2nd, 2018 ) causing me to have another surgery 12/18/18performed by a hand and nerve trauma surgeon. I am attending pain management and just underwent a stellate nerve block to... Read more »

Tim Akpinar
Tim Akpinar answered on Apr 25, 2019

You could see another physician about conducting the EMG/NCV tests.

Tim Akpinar

1 Answer | Asked in Medical Malpractice for Tennessee on
Q: why does the hospital think they don't treat or practice medicine when I complaind about the care she had?

my wife was diagnosed with a sinus infection when she was complaining of severe stomach pain. but instead we went to another hospital and was told her Gallbladder was bad and had gallstones. had 2 surgeries to take it out. but when I called the original hospital and complained about the care she... Read more »

Tim Akpinar
Tim Akpinar answered on Oct 17, 2018

Your wife could show the letter to a medical malpractice attorney and ask them about her legal rights/remedies in light of the diagnosis for a sinus infection when the condition was in fact gallstones. Whether or not an attorney determined that there was a viable cause of action, she could at least... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law, DUI / DWI, Car Accidents and Medical Malpractice for Tennessee on
Q: I am going to count 9& 10 of July one FTA and other DUI 3rd suffer from ptsd emotional abuse and physical abuse

Ok so I have a messed up background I also in suing PCC for probation or I guess I fall into the lawsuit. But this begins with me having a car accident ( road rage) I slammed on my breaks this impala was like ridding my tale pulled in ground and slammed on breaks so did I all sudden (which my car... Read more »

Mr. Kent Thomas Jones Esq.
Mr. Kent Thomas Jones Esq. answered on Jul 6, 2018

I don't think your case sounds very promissing. I would suggest that you contact local counsel and explain your issues to him/her.

1 Answer | Asked in Health Care Law, Libel & Slander, Family Law and Medical Malpractice for Tennessee on
Q: Need help with lawyer for daughter in sevier county Tn.for dcf and malpractice suit on hospitals.
Marjorie A Bristol
Marjorie A Bristol answered on Dec 21, 2017

The are experienced attorney who can help your daughter. You can find them by searching here or other sites. She needs a lawyer as soon as possible. Best of luck!

1 Answer | Asked in Family Law, Civil Rights and Medical Malpractice for Tennessee on
Q: Need a lawyer out of Tn my daughter babies were taken after taking her new born son to hospital for bruise on his leg

Hospital told daughter his leg broken so dcf involved Ofcourse.I was there for birth of baby at hospital so was friend of ours and we took pictures and found pic of where u can see baby leg broken at birth.I want help for my daughter please.dcf want polygraph.and she needalegal advice and... Read more »

Marjorie A Bristol
Marjorie A Bristol answered on Dec 21, 2017

Your daughter should contact an experience attorney who is familiar with child abuse cases. She needs help in the current case before she thinks about suing. The earlier in an investigation that she hires an attorney, the better off she will be. Best of luck!

1 Answer | Asked in Medical Malpractice and Wrongful Death for Tennessee on
Q: My daughter was diagnosed with RP at 8 and lost her vision. But continued on like a Boss.

At 15 shestarted acting strange and after several tests they did a genetic test and said the blindness was caused from Battens Disease and that she would die before 19. She made it to be 17. Why did the specialists at Vanderbilt not check to see why she went blind cause if i had Known this then i... Read more »

Peter N. Munsing
Peter N. Munsing answered on Dec 7, 2017

Generally they wouldn't do the tests because the treatment would likely be the same. However to give yourself closure --and as I may be wrong--contact members of the Tennessee Assn for Justice--they give free consultations. A grief counselor may help you process your natural but very heavy feelings.

1 Answer | Asked in Medical Malpractice for Tennessee on
Q: How does someone know the difference between side effects and medical malpractice?

I had gastric sleeve in 2014, lost the weight and have kept most of it off. However, now I have food based anemia as I have a difficult time digesting proteins (meats). I get sick when I don't eat, I get sick when I do eat, I throw up in my sleep due to acid reflux, I'm exhausted (due to anemia),... Read more »

Peter N. Munsing
Peter N. Munsing answered on Sep 5, 2017

malpractice is doing an act that is careless. A bad result or side effects isn't necessarily bad practice unless it was caused by the bad practice. Best idea is to consult a member of the Tenn. Assn for Justice who handles medical claims. They give free consultations. But from what you have said it... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Medical Malpractice and Criminal Law for Tennessee on
Q: What is the rule for registering locations with the DEA for mobile practices for controlled substances?

Will the new H. R. 1492: Medical Controlled Substances Transportation Act of 2017 pass?

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

Your best bet is to contact lobbying organizations and professional organizations concerned with that, and look at the existing regulations. You need to know not what a lawyer thinks but what the agencies that enforce it think--you don't want a long legal battle that costs youi money and risks... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Medical Malpractice for Tennessee on
Q: I broke my left hip in Sept of 2007. It was surgically repaired by being "pinned" back in place. But the DR

Pinned it back in the wrong position and now my left leg is SHORTER THAN MY RIGHT LEG. Can I pursue a "legal case" against the DR ??? ??? ???

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

Unlikely given the passage of time, and you'd have to show the leg length happened because of that and not the passage of 10 years. Contact a member of the Tenn Assn for Justice--they give free consults.

1 Answer | Asked in Medical Malpractice and Probate for Tennessee on
Q: My mother passed away & my step father has opened a malpractice lawsuit & probate(no will) is involved am I entitled

To anything from the lawsuit (or money that gets put into the estate from the lawsuit) he is the administrator of the lawsuit and estate they were married less than 9 years ! How do I ensure I am a beneficiary over a portion of what goes into the estate from the lawsuit how do I go about Making... Read more »

Ben F Meek III
Ben F Meek III answered on Aug 2, 2017

What you are entitled to inherit from your mother depends on whether she had a valid will. If she did, the will would determine how her property would be divided. If she did not have a will, her state's laws of succession would control distribution. If she died intestate, you (and your siblings, if... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Medical Malpractice, Health Care Law and Probate for Tennessee on
Q: We requested an autopsy and they did not perform one what should we do
Peter N. Munsing
Peter N. Munsing answered on Jun 30, 2017

You can hire someone to perform the autopsy. However if the body has been buried permission is required.

2 Answers | Asked in Medical Malpractice and Personal Injury for Tennessee on
Q: I am filing malpractice lawsuit that resulted in death of a parent it is being filed on my behalf do I have to give to

Other sibling that said he wanted nothing to do with it in state of tennessee

Mr. James Charles Wright
Mr. James Charles Wright answered on Jun 20, 2017

Medical negligence cases are very difficult to file without a lawyer. There are a lot of procedural requirements. That is a caution to you. Consult, call a lawyer that does medical negligence cases.

To your question- there is astatute dealing with who can bring an action for wrongful...
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Q: if I had hernia mesh surgery and am now having pain and swelling what should I do

I went back to dr and told him the problems I was having which was the same before I had surgery and all he did was take chest xray and said it was good I toldthe nurse that doesn't show hernia and she wants me to come have another test I am still paying on the first surgery what should I do

Peter N. Munsing
Peter N. Munsing answered on Jun 9, 2017

Get the test. Check my answer to your other question. Members of the Tennessee Assn for Justice give free consults.

1 Answer | Asked in Medical Malpractice and Products Liability for Tennessee on
Q: I had hernia mesh surgery and am having lots of pain swelling the same symptoms as before do what info do I need to file

what information do I need to find out if I have a lawsuit I have gone back to the same dr and he wrote off my concerns do I need second opp it has only been 6 months since my surgery how long do I have to file a suit

Peter N. Munsing
Peter N. Munsing answered on Jun 9, 2017

A lawyer can't give medical opinions. You need to follow up with the surgeon and/or your internists. You may have a case if the mesh is the problem. First find out what your problem is. Generally statute of limitations is one year if surgery in Tennessee. As to the case against the manufacturer.... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Medical Malpractice and Health Care Law for Tennessee on
Q: In case of fraudulent medical coding would this law apply. If the licensed coder was employed by a hospital?

Would the hospital be liable instead of the individual coder?

Peter N. Munsing
Peter N. Munsing answered on Jun 9, 2017

Depends on the nature of the error or alleged fraud. You didn't say what the law was, but why not contact a member of the Tennessee Assn for Justice? They give free consults.

1 Answer | Asked in Medical Malpractice for Tennessee on
Q: It was less than a year old
Peter N. Munsing
Peter N. Munsing answered on Mar 18, 2017

Not sure what the question was. Assuming the question is malpractice,contact a member of the Tenn. Trial Lawyers Assn --they give free consults and can get you started.

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