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Jerry I. Meyers

Pittsburgh Medical Malpractice Attorney.

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  1. Can I sue a doctor from an emergency room?

    Answered over 5 years ago.

    1. Jerry I. Meyers
    2. Lars A. Lundeen
    3. Michael J. Helfand
    3 lawyer answers

    You can sue an emergency department doctor. All licensed physicians in Pa. are subject to being held accountable for their conduct if by improper practice they harm a patient. The limited facts you presernt suggest that your renal problem was causing you to accumutale fluid in your lungs impairing your ability to breath. You should not have been sent home. Lab tests and an assessment of your blood oxygen levels should have been carried out. The doctor was required was required to take a...

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  2. How long does a wrongful death suit normally take?

    Answered over 5 years ago.

    1. James M. Roane III
    2. Jerry I. Meyers
    3. Reza Torkzadeh
    3 lawyer answers

    I gather from your question that you are represented by a lawyer in North Carolina. The fact that you post this question reflects a problem. You should have been informed and kept up to date by your lawyer concerning the progress of the litigation and the nature of and timing of events that need to be concluded to bring the matter to a successful conclusion. If you have been given reasons but you don't believe what you have been told, then you have developed a distrust of your lawyer. In...

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  3. Can I legally go after my doctor?

    Answered about 3 years ago.

    1. Steven Fisher Fairlie
    2. Christian K. Lassen II
    3. Jerry I. Meyers
    4. Joseph Jonathan Brophy
    4 lawyer answers

    You should also consult a workers compensation lawyer even if you are now being paid benefits. Whether you have a malpractice claim depends upon whether you have suffered a serious injury as a result of delay in diagnosis and treatment. Has anyone recommended treatment? You need to focus on your health. Get a second opinion. You may require surgery.

  4. Can i sue after having a epidural and i still have back pains?

    Answered almost 5 years ago.

    1. Eric John Purchase
    2. Jerry I. Meyers
    3. Donald Curtis Kudler
    3 lawyer answers

    Without more facts from you it is difficult to provide you with meaningful information. You haven't described the specific cause of your continued pain. You believe the pain has resulted from the epidural. Back pain can result from labor. You should see your PCP if the pain persists with bed rest and antiinflamatory meds. You have to know the specific nature of the condition causing the pain for anyone to determine whether your problem could a d should have been avoided by those caring for you.

  5. I recntly went in for an MRI and found there was a metal object ( surgical tool) left inside, which is causing pain. Next step?

    Answered almost 5 years ago.

    1. Joseph Patrick Rewis
    2. Jerry I. Meyers
    3. Lars A. Lundeen
    4. Jeffrey Michael Donato
    4 lawyer answers

    Yes you have a claim. Your immediate concern should be to confirm whether the pain you have suffered is caused by the tool. You should also consult your doctor cercerning what removal of the tool entails. Though a simple case to present you should obtain a lawyer with experience in medical malpractice to assure the best results. Cases of this kind can usually be resolved without suit being filed so long as your expectations are reasonable. You should make sure the tool is removed if...

  6. How long do you have for a malpractice case? how many years?

    Answered over 5 years ago.

    1. Jerry I. Meyers
    2. Michael J. Helfand
    3 lawyer answers

    In a previous answer to this question I proovided links where further information could be obtained concerning time limitations for filing medical malpractice claims in Pennsylvania. The links were incorrect. the proper links where further reliable information can be obtained http://bit.ly/1WYoS t I'm sorry for any inconvenience this may have caused

  7. How long do you have for a malpractice case? how many years?

    Answered over 5 years ago.

    1. Jerry I. Meyers
    2. Michael J. Helfand
    3 lawyer answers

    How long you have to contact a lawyer depends upon the nature of your inquiry. In general, in Pa. a victim of malpractice has two years from the time of the negligently caused injury. There are exceptions to this general rule. One obvious exception involves claims of children. A child's claim is preserved until two years following their eiteenth birthday. The discovery rule ( http://bit.ly/QeAiD) is more complicated but can be found at the url I placed in parentheses. Just copy and paste...

  8. Do I have a medical malpractice case?

    Answered almost 5 years ago.

    1. Andrew Daniel Myers
    2. Jerry I. Meyers
    2 lawyer answers

    If your teeth were infected they needed to be pulled and you should have been given appropriate antibiotics at the time of the extraction and for a week to ten days after extraction. You don't describe any followup care. See your PCP. A lawyer can't help you until you have a diagnosis which you require for proper care in any event.

  9. Doctors gave his patient too much lasik which caused/led to kidney failure.

    Answered over 5 years ago.

    1. Jerry I. Meyers
    1 lawyer answer

    It's important to learn the cause of the fluid retention. Heart failure can cause flluid retention. If the fluid retention had not been treated wouldn't the patient have suffered worsening heart failure? Was the patient taking any heart medications at the time the fluid retention occurred? The doctors may have found the only remaining treatment was something like lasik. You should consult a lawyer with experience in Virginia medical malpractice cases but make sure you have all the facts...

  10. HI, had Diagnostic Arthroscopy of the knee and now suffering with Femoral Nerve damge caused by a tourniquet they placed on me.?

    Answered over 5 years ago.

    1. Jerry I. Meyers
    1 lawyer answer

    Peroneal neuropathy caused by touriquet pressure is usually temporary. This doesn't mean that you don't suffer considerable inconvenience and expense in the interim. Nevertheless this is a published risk of the procedure. Nerve function should recover in six months to oone year. You should discuss with your md what kind of rehab you can do to minimize loss of muscle and maximize full joint mobility while recovering. There is of course the possibility that in your particular case there were...

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