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Sandra S. Neuman

Sandra Neuman’s Answers

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  • Do I have a malpractice case here?

    I recently had to have emergency surgery for a ruptured ectopic pregnancy. I was in and out of the ER (3x before it ruptured, i was in the ER 1 day before it ruptured) with all the symptoms for an ectopic pregnancy and every time they performed th...

    Sandra’s Answer

    You likely have a claim and should speak to an experienced medical malpractice lawyer in your area. With ectopic pregnancies, the goal is obviously to avoid a rupture. The fact that you went to the ER three times strengthens liability. However, as in all medical malpractice cases, you must have significant damages to proceed to filing a lawsuit. The loss of one tube is unfortunate but the defense would say you still have the ability to conceive. The hurdle you may have in your case is not liability or causation, but damages. Good luck.

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  • Is there a statute of limitations in regards to medical malpractice?

    An accident occurred about 27 years agao.

    Sandra’s Answer

    Every state has statutes setting specific times within which lawsuits have to be filed. In Kansas, medical malpractice cases have to be filed 2 years FROM THE DATE OF THE DISCOVERY of the malpractice. If you have known about the malpractice longer than 2 years, you will probably be unable to pursue a claim.

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  • 71 y/o patient-one side of face is drooping and can't talk--goes to hospital within minutes.

    hospital assumes patient is having a seizure and does not administer any anti-stroke meds. ER doc argues with patient's family that patient is not having a stroke and administers anti-seizure med--dilantin. hospital transfers patient to bigg...

    Sandra’s Answer

    The information you provided does seem to suggest that the ER doctor should have considered stoke in her/his differential diagnosis and ruled it out. Most hospitals have stoke prevention and stroke treatment protocols designed to save lives and limit long-term damage. My suggestion would be to contact an experienced medial malpractice attorney in the geographic area where this occurred to ask for a consultation. A review of the medical records is necessary to determine if the ER doctor's conduct fell below the minimum standard of care.

    Good luck.

    Sandra Neuman

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  • My car ins. had laspsed, no health ins. Not my fault rear end accident. At fault drivers ins. company estimated $300 proprty dam

    Im so upset. My old model chevy was rear ended as I was going to work one moring. I was sitting at a light and had just bit my brkfst and putting it down, when a lady driving a SUV hit me. I was in shock! Never been in accident b4. She jumped out ...

    Sandra’s Answer

    I am only licensed in PA, so I cannot help you, but I would suggest you contact another attorney to review your case.

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  • I had part of my colon removed suposed to be @3 day stay stayed 34 with very serious complications can i file?

    had surgery on fri had internal bleeding did not have emergancy surgery until folling wed. heart stopped respatory shut done had to have induced coma for sevarel days. had mutiple infections. stayed in hospital 34 days and home bound for 6 mos

    Sandra’s Answer

    It sounds like something went wrong during your stay in the hospital but in order to give you any type of accurate response we would have to get a detailed medical history and your complete medical records. Unfortunately, infections and bad results are a common part of even good medical care. A proper legal opinion can only be given after a complete collection and review of your actual medical records. Most medical malpractice attorneys including our firm will not charge you for a consultation so I urge you to contact an experienced medical malpractice attorney for more information.

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