Timur Akpinar's answer 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 learn what deadlines and statutes of limitations she would need to take action before to preserve her legal rights.
Marjorie A Bristol's answer 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!
Peter N. Munsing's answer 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.
Peter N. Munsing's answer 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 sounds like it would be covered under the waiver you signed for the surgery which doubtless listed impaired digestion, reflux, etc.
Peter N. Munsing's answer 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 severe penalties.
Peter N. Munsing's answer 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.
Ben F Meek III's answer 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 any) would probably split half and your step-father would get the other half of her property, including causes of action (law suits). You need to consult an experienced probate lawyer in your mom's...
Mr. James Charles Wright's answer 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 death. If your other parent is still living this parent would have a right to file. Also, there is a statute relating to whose benefit a recovery would go. And your brother would likely be entitled to part...
Peter N. Munsing's answer 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. Contact a member of the Tennessee Assn for Justice who handles medical products cases.
Peter N. Munsing's answer It isn't required that they treat you. . Did you ask them for pain medication? Doctors these days are twitchy about people who ask for pain medication. k
However, the ACA and medical records act require they provide you with your records. If they have an attitude, if they are part of a larger organization--a hopital network for instance--the records will be electronically kept & they have to give you a copy. If you say you don't want paper, you want it on a disc, they can only charge...
Peter N. Munsing's answer As I mentioned in another post, you want to get a consult with a member of the Tennessee Trial Lawyers--they give free consults.. Medical cases are very very complicated. The post notes "civil rights." If this is involved contact the Tennessee Civil Liberties Union and ask for names of "cooperating attorneys." They also give free consultations. Understand that the law doesn't remedy all wrongs. Only certain ones. If you've been told "no case" by several attorneys, consider that if they don't...
Peter N. Munsing's answer First step would be get a consultation with a member of the Tennesee Assn for Justice. They give free consultations. You note "medical malpractice." If this is that type of case, you do not want to do it yourself--they are extremely expensive, very very complicated, and you can end up spending a huge amount of money and time and not get anywhere. Consult before you file!
Peter N. Munsing's answer You may have a case but you don't have any significant damages--other than a concern for what might be on the needle. A bigger problem is that if you were aware of the hazard and continued to clean nonetheless, you may be considered--under your state's law--to have "assumed the risk." I suggest you contact a Tennessee attorney who handles injury cases and gves free consultations.
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