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. Good luck...Read 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... Read 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." Then contact a...Read 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...Read 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... Read 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...Read 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... Read 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 know the...Read more »
The first surgery failed due to the screw broke an plate shifted now they went thru my back it's been since last July 2017 an I feel like I don't get what I deserve I only get a weekly workman's comp check an they are 3 weeks behind
You seem to have a complicated situation. You would best be served by retaining an experienced workers compensation lawyer to assist you. I have over 35 years experience. I will be out of my office until Friday.
Maybe. If the risk of infertility was not disclosed but under the prevailing standard of care a reasonable physician would have done so and if your sister would have declined the procedure had she been so warned the elements would be in oplacw for a successful med mal claim.
The short answer is you likely have a claim although the value of the claim from a settlement/jury award perspective may not be significant. A closer review of the facts would reveal the extent of the damages and, hence, the potential value of your claim.
I need to have surgery again because doctor did not do surgery correctly. I have difficulty walking due to severe pain and swelling in my foot and leg. I use a power chair for mobility most of the time.
That depends on whether or not there was a breach of medical standards of care. Do you have reason to believe inappropriate care was given? If so consultation with a lawyer to review your claim would be the next step. www.trialhawk.com.
I recently received a letter from my chiropractic group telling me that my particular doctor was no longer with the group. It also informed me that they had reviewed my records and were “discharging me from the practice”. I would no longer be able to see any of their doctors, effectively... Read more »
Maybe find out what the problem is so that if it's a way you present you can avoid problems in the future. A physician can chose who they will see. There are many other chiropractors out there, many of them good. Try another.
Not unless it was something so clear on an x ray it couldn't have been seen. Assuming your limb didn't swell up significantly, it could have looked like a sprain, acted like a sprain, but wasn't . This is especially true of "occult" fractures which aren't magic, just very think and hide well in...Read more »
I would like to know if its legal in Virginia to have hidden cameras in the Emergency Room private exam rooms ? I know when you sign into the ER you have to consent to many forms. Not sure of this may include consenting to having your rights violated in a room you expect to have privacy in with... Read more »
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