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Edward A. Ruffo
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  • Does my sister's family have grounds for a medical malpractice or wrongful death lawsuit?

    My sister died August 12, 2015 while she was on vacation. She had been having problems with her blood pressure. She had planned on seeing a different doctor when she got home but never got that chance. She died from a cardiac arrhythmia caused ...

    Edward’s Answer

    The family needs to obtain the medical records of the doctor to explain what symptoms caused the change in medication and whether there should have been an echocardiogram or other study performed. Once they have the records it's best they contact an AVVO medical malpractice attorney for a review

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  • Can I sue the hospital / surgeon for all my pain and suffering?

    I needed to have my pain/spazam/muscle tightness pump in my abdomen replaced as the battery life of the pump was nearing expiration. The medicine in the pump(baclofen), which I've been getting for 6.5 years, is delivered to my spine through a cath...

    Edward’s Answer

    A dislodged catheter may be evidence that it was negligently placed at the time of surgery. You records need to be review by a neurosurgeon or pain management doctor who performs these procedures. Glad you are well now. Contact one of the AVVO attorneys who can further guide you.

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  • Need a lawyer who is willing to fight for my legal rights of wrong doing of malpractice.

    I had a mesh removal and developed a seroma that the surgeon didn't treat properly and so it took two more surgeries to correct his wrong. How did he wrong? Instead of draining the seroma with proper instruments he popped it with a qtip and left a...

    Edward’s Answer

    A surgeon needs to review your records perhaps with an infectious disease physician as well . You should therefore call or email an AVVO attorney as soon as possible to start the process.

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  • How do I go about this? Do I have the right to take any legal action?

    I went to visit my doctor after my menstrual 14 days was suppose to be over only in five. And so they did Pap smear but without giving me a complete checkup or testing me for any pregnancy I was given a birth control shot to stop the bleeding it ...

    Edward’s Answer

    It's possible there is a medical malpractice case but first an attorney would need to review all the records and also the final outcome is still up in the air so its best to start looking for an AVVO medical malpractice attorney in your area who can help advise you further

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  • Does she have a viable lawsuit? Should she contact an attorney immediately or does she need a second opinion first?

    I am inquiring on behalf of my daughter-in-law. She had a c-section on Dec 28. During the surgery, the dr knicked her bladder and had to do a second surgery to repair it. Before this surgery, her IV was moved to her other hand. The needle did not ...

    Edward’s Answer

    The injury to the bladder is likely a harder case. The bladder sits in the operative field so it can get injured. The IV injury is caused by an infiltration that should not have occurred. Contact an AVVO malpractice attorney to discuss both injuries ASAP

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  • Do I have a valid claim for malpractice negligence against the ER that did not take any scans?

    I was sent to an ER in Manhattan for severe headaches and left leg & arm weakness. I was checked for leg & arm strength and foot drop, was given pain medicine for the headache and was discharged. No scans/ X-rays or further evaluations were done. ...

    Edward’s Answer

    So sorry to hear about this diagnosis and best of luck with your recovery and treatment. Indeed a one day delay is not enough to win the case because the law requires you to prove both the mistake and the fact it made a difference on the outcome. No difference in outdone can be proven with such a short delay

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  • What can I do in my situation?

    I was hit by a car on my motorcycle. During the duration of the month I was there I along with my family kept complaint about my right knee and saying I can't walk on it, it hurts, I think something may be wrong, I feel my bones moving. They ignor...

    Edward’s Answer

    Don't hesitate in contacting an AVVO attorney with both personal injury and medical malpractice experience because certainly the car driver claim must be pursued but it also sounds that there might have been some negligence at the rehab facility as well. Your injuries appear serious and the amount of insurance recoverable on the automobile claim may be limited.

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  • How long in general does it take to get a trial date (rough estimate is ok)? how long is the whole process of suing the MTA?

    In 2008, my car was rear ended by a NYCTA MTA Bus. I had surgery the next year, I have a lawyer and he did all the forms (90 day and notice of issue).

    Edward’s Answer

    It does depend on which county the case is filed in but with that said it should have come up by now assuming it was filed timely. The MTA will often handle the matter themselves until it's close to trial then hire a private attorney or firm to handle the trial Agreements can be made between plaintiffs attorney and MTA outside counsel to sometimes try the case sooner than later.

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  • What should I get if I slip and fall over debris that was left out on a private property and broke my wrist?

    I have a slip and fall case how much do people with similar cases be awarded

    Edward’s Answer

    It depends essentially on how strong the liability is and the extent of the fracture and your recovery.

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  • Judging from what I've written thus far, do you think I have a malpractice case?

    The week before Thanksgiving I went in for surgery (being that the Doc. that I was seeing for the first time stated that the prior 3 procedures were done wrong) for an illness I currently have. The procedure caused me to get sick, have extreme bac...

    Edward’s Answer

    It is impossible to tell what was going on without reviewing the medical records. Illnesses that paralyze the face include stroke or Bell's palsy. Best you contact an AVVO malpractice attorney in your area to explore

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