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  • My dental surgeon didn't take my vitals before putting me under anesthesia via IV is this illegal?

    the surgeon was forewarned about my hypo-tension (low blood pressure) before the surgery.

    David’s Answer

    If you didn't suffer any consequences, then it really doesn't matter. Discuss it with your dentist.

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  • I received a bad infection after surgery that caused my surgery to go bad and I had to have another surgery that shouldn't have

    Received a strep infection in my ankle that ate away the Achilles tendon repair I had to have, I had to have a second surgery to do a tendon bypass. Also had to push iv antibiotics at home for 6 weeks at 5 hours a day as a result

    David’s Answer

    Infections such as this are usually caused by malpractice somewhere along the line. Unfortunately, it is often difficult to prove where and how. Consult with an experienced local medical malpractice attorney who can gather the necessary facts and records and determine if this is a matter worth pursuing.

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  • Is it normal not to have a lawyer always answering questions?

    “I was involved in a vehicle accident and recommended to get a lawyer. The same day I was contacted by a law firm to get some information. It's been a month and ever dice then I have not had a word with an actual lawyer besides his assistant: rece...

    David’s Answer

    Your question is not clear. DId you hire a lawyer? If so, I would not recommend hiring any lawyer that does not personally speak to you. You need to consult with an experienced personal injury attorney that shows an interest in your case.

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  • Hit by uninsured driver in NH, where insurance is not required

    An uninsured driver hit my vehicle and caused damage. I only carry liability insurance on my car. NH does not require insurance coverage, but will my liability insurance cover me for uninsured drivers? If not, what can I do? She says that she can'...

    David’s Answer

    Check your declaration page of your insurance policy and see if you have Uninsured motorist property damage coverage. If you cannot tell, call your insurance company and ask them.

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  • Should I settle or persue?

    3 years ago, I was involved in a car accident as a passenger in a friends car. I suffered a 4 inch laceration from the top of my head to an inch into my forehead, I also suffered a couple of herniated disks. There has not been one day since this t...

    David’s Answer

    First and most importantly, make sure your attorney has filed suit if it has been 3 years. If not, you will not be able to pursue your claim at all. Although the information you provide is limited, in order to accept such a settlement for the injuries you describe, your attorney should give you real convincing reasons. If he or she cannot, you might want to get a second opinion before agreeing to anything. This is your only chance of getting monetary compensation for what may be lifelong injuries. Make sure you are well informed.

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  • If there is a mandibular fracture two weeks after a wisdom tooth extraction, is it a possible malpractice case?

    The oral surgeon who took care of the fracture has more experience did mention that he might have left part of tooth in due to patients age to avoid the fracture. More than usual scraping was done as it was fused to the jaw bone.

    David’s Answer

    You do not provide enough information to even attempt to give you an opinion on this. Consult with a local experienced dental malpractice attorney to find out. They will have to sort through the information and records to get the information that they need and then also decide if your injuries are sufficient to warrant the cost and risk of bringing such a claim.

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  • I need a lawyer for medical malpractice

    I was sick and went to the hospital they did blood in urine and told me that I had the flu and sent me home I was still sick throwing up and had diarrhea I had my sister lost take me to another hospital and they ran tests and found out that I had ...

    David’s Answer

    From your description of the facts, it does not appear that you suffered significant and long lasting injuries as a result of the first hospital to timely diagnose your problem. Accordingly, it is unlikely that this will be a case worth pursuing. However, it won't hurt to discuss this with an experienced OH medical malpractice attorney.

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  • I was a pedestrian hit by a drunk driver who had already crashed into a vehicle. He left the scene but dropped his wallet.

    I suffered injuries to my leg and lower back. The police are charging him with assault and battery with a deadly weapon, leaving the scene, and what ever else for hitting the other vehicle. Do I have a decent case against him?

    David’s Answer

    You left out the most important information to determine how valuable your case is; the extent of your injuries. This fact, as well as the available insurance coverage will determine how decent your case is. Consult with an experienced MA personal injury attorney ASAP.

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  • Can i get payed for pain and suffering if they have to do correction on a boshed up surgery ?

    Had right foot bunion removed but come to find our the doctor had over correctie the surgery, So now I'm fixing to had to have another surgery, never seen the doctor that did the surgery after the surgery.

    David’s Answer

    See the responses to your first post on this.

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  • Can i get payed for pain and suffering if they have to do correction on a boshed up surgery ?

    Had right foot bunion removed but come to find our the doctor had over correctie the surgery, So now I'm fixing to had to have another surgery, never seen the doctor that did the surgery after the surgery.

    David’s Answer

    This is a surgery that seems to go wrong a lot more than the podiatrists let on before they perform the procedure. Get a couple of medical second opinions before you elect to have further surgery to see what you options are. If your foot does not respond after another surgery, consult with an experienced medical malpractice attorney to see if there is a case worth pursuing.

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