I have revoked their right to release my med records but this info is now in a health information system and accessible to many doctors. She said marijuana was responsible for my symptoms that started years before using marijuana. She was unaware that there are different forms and concentrations of... View More
I was back in Kentucky visiting family but two days before reopened and she stole 5000 cleaning out my bank account after spending around $50,000. She then upon me finding out from the bank, she may have false DVO claim to keep me away a week later, when I wasn't even there. So she could... View More
If your ex-business partner and girlfriend has stolen funds from your personal account and sold your property without authorization, you may have grounds for legal action against her for theft and possibly other related crimes. The situation with the false Domestic Violence Order (DVO) and the sale...View More
It's caused me a lot of problems that caused pain n damage plus has a side effect that added to a already underlining problem I already have . Even after multiple hospital trips and further test from Dr to determine new issues I was still being prescribed the medicine .after learning the... View More
Yes this is a potential case. Malpractice is where the doctor acts against the standard of care. Another doctor would have to review and give that analysis. The extent of your harm may determine the viability of the case.
A West Virginia attorney could advise best, but your question remains open for two weeks. This is actually something that your own attorney(s), if you have them for the malpractice, disability, and bankruptcy actions, should answer, as it could go to the issue of their approach and strategy. This...View More
24 hours they ran test and ruled it out that the medication Compazine caused anaphylactic shock causing my heart to stop they did two rounds breaking my ribs and also now I have physical emotional and mental issues now from the injury.
From what you state it is not clear there was malpractice. Malpractice means the doctor did something, or failed to do something, that any reasonable doctor would have done/not done. This must be evaluated by another doctor.
My husband fell at home on April 28. He is a Stroke patient since Dec.3,2014 it took his left side. After 3 falls that night he could not stand up or walk.My Grandson came and got him to bed and he was in so much pain I called the Ambulance at 3:15 am next morning. They took him to the hospital and... View More
This is something a West Virginia should advise on, but your post remains open for three weeks. You're asking about pain and suffering. But based on your description, it's difficult to identify a strong basis for a suit. If you're contemplating damages related to the roughly one-day...View More
It depends on whether you could demonstrate that the doctor breached a duty of medical care owed to you. That would be a determination that could be made by a review of your medical records. This is something to discuss with a West Virginia attorney, but your post remains open for a week. You could...View More
The plaintiff filed a medical malpractice claim against defendant (Doctor). Defendant filed a motion for dismissal based on certificate of merit and timeliness of the claim particularly in one instance of the complaint. However, Plaintiff filed a theory of liability instead as the violation of... View More
No. None of those errors, individually or collectively, is enough to justify a summary judgement. In West Virginia, the law favors the resolution of legal disputes on the merits, not on technicalities.
This is something you should be discussing with your attorney.
I was injured 7/3/1992. I am old WV Worker's Comp Law. I have permeant disability. Sedgwick CMS with held treatment for two years. I now have stage 4 spinal canal stenosis. In addition they had a independent doctor make a liabile statement that there was no reason I could not return to work. I... View More
I do not believe that you can sue Sedgewick for anything. Your remedy was to appeal the decision in your Workers' Compensation claim. If you did not have an attorney in your Workers' Comp claim, you should have. He could have obtained a report from your doctor, and cross-examined the...View More
Ive been on levothyroxine since I was around 19, I Am Now 33. few months ago my doctor refused to refill my prescription until I came in. I went in so they could take my thyroid levels. Everything was normal so she refused to refill my medicine.Completely Stopped Cold Turkey.The medicine was still... View More
If we assume (and it's a big assumption) that the doctor fell below the accepted standard of care when he took you off your medication, a jury where I practice would not award you enough to make your case worth the time and expense it would take to pursue it. Medical malpractice cases are...View More
I'm wondering if the hospital or staff is responsible for allowing the fall to happen. I was an RN before I retired and I can't imagine leaving someone unattended while they are loopy from anesthesia and trying to get out of bed!
My partner says they finally put restraints on me... View More
If you are the person who asked a similar question yesterday, the answer I gave to that question still largely applies. Whether you have a case or not is more of a medical issue than a legal issue at this point. If it was a nurse whom you believe was negligent, then your attorney must hire a nurse...View More
To successfully recover from a doctor, you must prove that the doctor was negligent. In other words, the doctor's level of care fell below the standard required of a doctor with similar qualifications facing the same medical situation as the doctor you want to sue. Medical testimony must be...View More
While being in suicide watch she was able to leave her room barracade herself and hang herself she died but the hospital was able to revive her can I sue and win the case for the hospital's negligence to even let it happen in the first place
No, you cannot sue for anything. If there is a case, it is your mother's case. The hospital may be negligent, but the damages your mother suffered may not justify spending the substantial money and investing the time it takes to prosecute a medical negligence case. If your mother, or her...View More
Unlikely you do but the estate may. As to the hearing aid issue, I don't see legal liability (which is different from moral responsibility). If the family didn't see it should the hospital? If the family saw it they could have replaced it?
I am a patient that is being treated for opioid dependency. I am worried about this bill that may become law. I have a documented allergy on file to suboxone so I am treated with mono buprenorphine. This law would make it illegal for a doctor to write it to me. I didnt know what law practice area... View More
You need to speak with the group that is lobbying against it. Who those are I wouldn't know. Look at newpaper articles on it--it will usually say "......however, Billie Joe McAlister, spokesperson for Not So Fast, a group of opiod treatment professionals said that......." With the...View More
A lawyer would need to see the records but it certainly would warrant being looked at. I suggest your dad contact a member of the W.Va.Assn for Justice that handles medical carelessness cases--they give free consultations.
The length of time to actually get possession of a settlement check can depend on a number of factors including, but not limited to: parties contributing to settlement, if Medicare is involved, if a court needs to approve settlement and satisfaction of any medical lien holders. Some states have...View More
If it isn't the state that got it that way, don't see why not. The law only deals with admissabiltiy of evidence that the state gained through improper activities. If a burglar gets documents and turns them over to the government--let's say a hacker gets emails--those emails can be used as evidence.
Justia Ask a Lawyer is a forum for consumers to get answers to basic legal questions. Any information sent through Justia Ask a Lawyer is not secure and is done so on a non-confidential basis only.
The use of this website to ask questions or receive answers does not create an attorney–client relationship between you and Justia, or between you and any attorney who receives your information or responds to your questions, nor is it intended to create such a relationship. Additionally, no responses on this forum constitute legal advice, which must be tailored to the specific circumstances of each case. You should not act upon information provided in Justia Ask a Lawyer without seeking professional counsel from an attorney admitted or authorized to practice in your jurisdiction. Justia assumes no responsibility to any person who relies on information contained on or received through this site and disclaims all liability in respect to such information.
Justia cannot guarantee that the information on this website (including any legal information provided by an attorney through this service) is accurate, complete, or up-to-date. While we intend to make every attempt to keep the information on this site current, the owners of and contributors to this site make no claims, promises or guarantees about the accuracy, completeness or adequacy of the information contained in or linked to from this site.