I was in labor and delivery for hours without anyone checking on me. Eventually I press the call button to use the bathroom, without checking on me she unhooked me from the bed and left me by myself in the bathroom. As soon as I sat down, my water broke and the baby was coming, I was screaming and... View More
No, you don't have a viable malpractice claim. I would recommend sending a letter to the hospital and let them know how upsetting this was - but beyond that, you do not have a compensable claim under Virginia...View More
i live in virginia and the procedure was in winston salem. i was administered erythromycin eye ointment while unconscious under general anesthesia for retina surgery in both eyes, with staff claiming it was standard practice (overlooking my medical record allergy list) and I woke up with a severely... View More
had surgery on 2/20 a neck surgent cut wring took extra sink per record and had two other MD doing his job was never told there would be three MD in OR. having swallow problems, throat problems, have eat foods like a baby
On December 3,2021 I was diagnosed with drug induced Retinal Toxicity. For 12+ years I was taking Hydroxychloroquine for Systemic Lupus Erythematosus. In November 2021 I went for my annual eye exam and due to the medication use I was referred to a retina specialist to perform screenings her... View More
Since December My Mother's arm has been unnable to function since She went in for an unrelated procedure and had Her veins forced open over and over again for hours because he brings were small and possibly dehydrated. Instead of rescheduling they tried to force Her veins open which was... View More
A Virginia attorney could advise best, but your post remains open for two weeks. It would be difficult for any attorney to answer your question. It calls for a medical opinion. You could reach out to med mal attorneys in the Norfolk area. If they felt that your mother might have the basis for a...View More
I was actively having an asthma attack and I went to urgent care and they denied me treatment because I couldn't put on a mask due to my breathing difficulties. They told me that if I didn't put on a mask, I had to go elsewhere for medical attention. They told me their hospital systems... View More
I am so sorry about the poor care you received. Thankfully, it sounds like you didn't suffer a permanent injury as a result of their misdiagnosis - as you acted quickly to ensure correct care and treatment. As such, you would not likely have a financially viable...View More
As a Single Mother of 4 children who all have lifetime disabilities including myself. Lets start with Myself. I was finally approved from the SSA with having a diagnosis of OCD, Bi Polar II disorder, PTSD, Depression, Social Anxiety, Other mood disorders, Autism spectrum disorder and Schizophrenia.... View More
A Virginia attorney could respond best, but your post remains open for two weeks. You provided lots of detailed information. In reading your post, it looks like the central issue is eligibility of your son for a Special Education program... and a misdiagnosis was involved. If that is correct, one...View More
A Virginia attorney could advise best, but your question remains open for a week. The answer to your question could be a lengthy one, but the concise answer based on the brief description provided is that no two individuals and the set of circumstances and legal theories surrounding their cases are...View More
I went to the ER with a large kidney stone blocking my urinary tract. They ran 2 scans..dr said there was nothing there..then they pushed a catheter up in me and hit the stone and shoved it back up inside me doing tremendous damage plus the ungodly amount of pain that no words can describe.that... View More
A Virginia attorney could advise best, but your question remains open for four weeks. To answer your question, an attorney would likely need the opinion of a medical professional. As a starting point, you could reach out to Virginia med mal attorneys. Most med mal attorneys offer free initial...View More
I went to duke to have my hip put back in then during rehab it popped out and they sent me to hospital after rehab center left me there for two days with 2 dislocated hips well rehab threw me out saying i costed them to much money. So i went home my hip popped out 22 times in two weeks. Went to... View More
Oh wow - I am so sorry to hear all of this. You may have a claim against them - but I am not licensed in NC and cannot advise as to the laws of negligence in North Carolina. If you would like a few excellent attorneys licensed in both VA and North Carolina - I recommend Amberley Hammer (Va Beach)...View More
If you are asking whether an attorney that WINS a contingency case gets paid more than if the attorney had simply taken the case on an hourly basis, then the answer is: It depends on the math. A quick win requiring very few hours would probably result in a contingency fee higher than the hourly...View More
It could depend on the arrangement the doctor has with the hospital and the role in which they work (employee, independent contractor, part of group practice, etc.) Some arrangements include reimbursement for premiums. Additionally, different states treat the issue differently. Good luck...View More
Or is it both? Also, after reading relevant Virginia Code, it's my understanding that in the State of Virginia it is only possible to be granted an expungement if found not guilty or charges are dismissed by the prosecution. Is that correct?
Yes, you are correct: only charges which have been nolle prosequi'd (withdrawn) or dismissed (and not via offender offender program) is a charge eligible for expungement. Even those charges which are eligible are not automatically expunged.
Yes, they can if it's an official or professional setting. If it's at a party trying to impress a circle of guests after people have had a few drinks, no one is going to think twice about it. Tell your friend not to do that; the argument that it took place accidentally won't fly....View More
Who is held responsible for the duration of a Foley catheter being in a male patient? The patient? or the doctor? My urethra has to be damaged on the 16th of January, for a urodynamics test. The catheter was installed on November 29th. I bled perhaps a quarter cup of blood and I am in pain. I was... View More
Write down what happened when, who said what to who when before you forget. Focus on getting well, and you don't want to give anyone an idea that you would possibly sue anyone--otherwise the doctors you need will shy away, for worry they'll be "dragged into a malpractice case."...View More
The first step is to gather the pertinent medical records and contact an experienced medical malpractice lawyer to discuss the case. If the lawyer is interested in the case, they will review the records and inform you whether your should further pursue the case. If you have trouble gathering the...View More
Hello, Can you please let me know if a patient is disabled and injured and got to the nearest ER for an unrelated problem, can the ER Doctor make a list of items ( symptoms ) they can NOT come there for ? The patient is suffering from a chronic condition. The pateint has a mass on back under skin... View More
I'm sorry that someone wasn't treated well at the hospital. In 1986, Congress enacted the Emergency Medical Treatment & Labor Act to ensure public access to emergency services regardless of ability to pay. Section 1867 of the Social Security Act imposes specific obligations on...View More
I believe that his issues are as a direct result of malpractice on the part of the memory care community in which he was living. At the suggestion of the care manager at the hospital, I contacted the Fredericksburg Adult Protective Services and the Va State Dept. of Licensing. She also suggested... View More
I don't see a question in your statement of facts, but assuming that your question is whether or not you would have a case against the memory caregiver, it is not possible to tell. There are so many variables and other facts to discover before an opinion can be made. Additionally, you must...View More
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