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  • Can I legally go after my doctor?

    I was hurt at work and had to have spinal surgery. I had 2 discs replaced. Two weeks after surgery I started hurting and had the feeling something was wrong. I had what felt like cords running down my neck and a bulge started running down my ne...

    Jerry’s Answer

    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.

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  • Do I have a medical malpractice case?

    I went to the dentist for a toothache and he told me the two teeth i needed pulled were infected, so I asked should I start antibiotics and come back and he said NO, I will go ahead and pull it today. By 6 that evening I began to experience severe...

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    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.

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

    When i was in labor i got a epidural for my pain. It was complications with the injection causing me to get injected six times. Now after two weeks i still have back pains and spasims. Because of the pain i cant pick up my one year old perform sex...

    Jerry’s Answer

    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.

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

    I had surgery 3 years ago and recntly went in for an MRI and found there was a metal tool left inside my pelvic area which has been causing me some pain and discomfort for the past 2 1/2 years (which is why I went in for the MRI). Do I have a poss...

    Jerry’s Answer

    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 medically indicated and that you have fully recovered or know the full extent of any residual problems as may result from removal of the tool.

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

    Doctors became overwhelmed with the massive amount of fluid being retained as it was leading to congestive heart failure in the patient, so they prescribed lasik treatments. The large amounts of lasik treatments given to that patient directly cau...

    Jerry’s 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 and an accurate history for the lawyer to consider.

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

    I wanted to know how long I had to contact a lwayer for a possible malpractice case? This happened in 2002. I was pregnant ( no health issues) my c section turned into a nightmare and I have many reasons why i think they were at fault.

    Jerry’s Answer

    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

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  • Can I sue a doctor from an emergency room?

    He said I had an alergy to something that is why I couldn't breath and my eyes were swollen he sent me home. Two days later I was admitted with Kidney failure. I could have died, thank god I had the sence to go back and another doctor ran blood wo...

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    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 careful history and perform a complete physical exam. Then the doctor should have considered the possible causes for your breathing distress and developed a plan for how the cause of the problem coould be established. This process is known a differential diagnosis.

    Whether you have a legitimate malpractice claim depends upon whether you sufferred harm as a consequence of any of the doctor's misconduct. You should consult a lawyer with experience in such matters. You can learn more about whther you have a potential claim at http://www.meyersmedmal.com

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

    I wanted to know how long I had to contact a lwayer for a possible malpractice case? This happened in 2002. I was pregnant ( no health issues) my c section turned into a nightmare and I have many reasons why i think they were at fault.

    Jerry’s Answer

    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 in your browser. There is also a Statute of repose which may alswo have bearing on your potential case. See same site http://bit.ly/QeAiD for details.

    Malpractice cases are very fact dependent and need to be evaluated by an attorney with experience in handling such matters and also familiar with the very restrictive laws in Penna. governing such cases.

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

    Have been going to therapy 2-3 times a week with very little progress. Have very little leg use due to weakness and been out of work since Feb 9. Used all my sick time and vacation time due to there error. Short term disabilty hasn't stated yet a...

    Jerry’s 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 actions taken by your surgeon or not taken by your surgeon which increased the probability of your suffering this injlury. Also the injury could have permanent consequencences. Whether you have a possible legal claim depends on the jurisdiction where you received care. Malpractice cases in all jurisdictions are time consuming and expensive. Each jurisdiction has statutes of limitations and some have statutes of repose which can bar yours rights if yoou do not act timely. Consult a malpractice lawyer in your local.

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  • Does an old will from 1985 have any standing?? or validity

    I was informed by my wife that her dad and her did a will in 2007 and then she passed in 2008 her dad comes to me and no hugs or tears but a hey Ted by the way there is no will and left?? how would he know there is no will?? I found it in another...

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    I am a medical malpractice lawyer in Penna. I have however enough general knowledge of estate law to inform you that generally a past will is legally destroyed by the writing and execution of a subsequent will. The fact that your wife told you that she planned on writing a new will is of no effect unless the new will was actually written and signed. The State of Georgia is not corrupt. All the lawyers in the
    State of Georgia are not corrupt.

    You need to consult an estate lawyer in Georgia to determine whether the 1985 will is valid and can be submitted to probate. This lawyer can also advise you concerning the status of any rights your wife's estate may have as to your mother-in-law's will.

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