In July I injured my left knee to the point it was locking up and buckling. I eventually went to an orthopedic surgeon to see what was wrong since the pain wasn't going away. They did an MRI. The doctor stated I had a lateral meniscus tear and it ...
The answer is maybe. The question should be was it negligence to perform the surgery based upon the MRI results? If it was a judgment call on the MRI, or if the MRI results could have been reasonably interpreted as showing a tear, then liability may be difficult. If the MRI results did not indicate a surgery was necessary and you can obtain a second doctor to support that, then you probably have a case. The other is going to be damages. Most lawyers will probably not want to take a medical malpractice case without significant long term damages, and this case may be difficult to show long term harm, even if there was a mistake. Of course this does not seem fair, but just stating reality. Good luck. I would definitely do request the records and have the records reviewed by an attorney just to be safe.See question
I was sued by a debt collector agency represented by a crooked firm called pressler and pressler. I went pro se to magisterial district court on 8/20/2014. Next day, I received a letter from the court that " judgment for defendant" was granted. ...
Their notice of appeal should have contained a notice for you to file a complaint with the Court of Common Pleas. You will need to get a copy of the complaint form and make sure you timely file your complaint or the matter can be dismissed even if you won at the magistrate. The case has been appealed de novo - meaning fresh or new and therefore it no longer matters what happened at the magistrate. Time to start over.
I fell & broke my foot. Went to ER and had x-ray. Was told it was sprained but radiologist would read it & let me know if he found anything. Heard nothing so I called the hospital 3 days later cause my foot was all bruised, swollen & badly deforme...
The question is can you show that the fracture happened before the misdiagnosis. Meaning in theory it is possible that you sprained your ankle, then suffered the fracture later. (Doubtful but possible). If you are sure that they missed the fracture, and it is obvious on x-rays, then you would be entitled to all medical bills, lost wages and pain and suffering. The real question is what additional harm did you suffer by the delay in diagnosis? If you have a doctor opining that your future is worse now because of the delay than if they would have originally caught it, that will increase the value of the case significantly. I would definitely talk to a few lawyers. If they are offering money now, there is probably a missed or delayed diagnosis. Just remember once you settle, you can't come back later for more, so make sure you understand all of the issues and potential harm in the future. Good luck
Lehigh County Courthouse served the bank. The bank answered the questions. I need to get my money from the bank. How do I do that?
If the bank answered that there is above $300 in the account (the personal exemption amount) - then you can enter judgement against the bank for the excess up to your judgment amount potentially including costs and interest. You should contact the bank first and see if they will release the money first without having to enter judgment against them. Hopefully you can collect. Good Luck
We have been using a ten foot wide piece of land as a driveway for 27 years because it was listed as owner unknown on the survey map we got at closing. we have found it belongs to our neighbor but they say we can have it. we have blacktopped an...
That's easy. You need an easement agreement signed and recorded for the properties. You probably can find one online. Most Attorneys would charge about $500 plus recording fees.
The judge said i need a expert witness in my case,it is a psychiatrist,about how much would this cost?
You should be able to find one for about $150-$250 per hour. Try online in your hometown, or the yellow pages and just start calling. To have better luck, I would say similar to the following, "I am looking to retain an expert for litigation purposes, Can you please send me a fee schedule?" That should open some doors. Good luck.
We settle my case and I signed the papers for the check to be release to me. My lawyer office said the check would be here in 3 weeks but it has been 3 months and I have not gotten a call from them to let je know whats going on. I have called ever...
I would be patient and document the process. Hopefully, there is a justification for the delay. I would send a written request confirming your attempts to call and that there has been no response. If you still do not receive a response, your only option would be to report the actions to the better business bureau or to the PA disciplinary board. But that will not get you paid. I think documenting your frustration should resolve the issue. Good luck.
Fell about 13 ft.. No fencing around the area. Taken to local hospital. Inserted chest tube with active DNR (long story. Vitek Implant patient). Flown to Presby. Presby wouldn't listen to her. Left her under-medicated for the 8 days she was there...
First and this is very important, you need to have someone write a preservation of evidence letter. This will help ensure that any important video evidence or other is secured. Second, I would look for ratings of attorneys on various websites (including avvo.com, lawyers.com, yp.com, and the like. Finding the best lawyer is really finding the lawyer that is going to devote their full time and resources to the best possible outcome of your case. Lawyers are great at signing up cases, but not all lawyers actually spend the time necessary to prosecute each case once the client is signed. I would interview several different lawyers and make a decision with who you feel most comfortable. Good luck.
I posted about a month ago regarding my son-in-law's attorney not filing yet on his behalf for the injuries that occurred from his car accident 1 yr ago. Well he finally did only to find out the the person who hit him died 6 mos ago. His attorney ...
Coverage should still apply. The caption of the case may need to be amended to reflect the estate of the defendant. If the defendant did not open an estate, then the plaintiff can petition to open the estate for purposes of this lawsuit. It should not be an issue or bar recovery, provided there was insurance, possible under-insurance coverage or the estate had assets. Best of Luck.
Happened during heavy storm last night
Typically your homeowners insurance is responsible unless the doctor's office was on notice of a dangerous condition and failed to take action.See question