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  • Is this neglect or malpractice?

    For several yrs my husband has being having episodes of depression , anger etc . . . last yr he literally sliced his neck and wrists IN FRONT OF THE POLICE . They transported him to our local hospital where the Dr . s deemed him " OK " and...

    Michael’s Answer

    I am really sorry to hear about this situation. It certainly seems that more could and should have been done to address this situation rather than simply send him home. There may have been medical neglect and/or malpractice and you should certainly have someone look into this matter more for you. The main ssue that will likely come up is, what are the damages that he suffered specifically as a result of the alleged malpractice as it seems that he is now getting the treatment he needs and it would be difficult to say the negligence the first time was a casue of the second incident. Best of luck to you and your shusband.

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  • How do I get medical records??

    Need to talk to a lawyer for nursing home negligence I am assuming it would be but don't know how to get copies of my moms medical records??

    Michael’s Answer

    The answer to your question depends on whether or not your mother is still alive. If she is a alive she can request the records on her own. If not, an estate must be opened and the personal representative of the estate can request the medical records. It would be easier to hire a lawyer in Maryland to open the estate and obtain the records but you can also certainly do it on your own. If you want to do it on your own, I would contact the orphans court in the county where the injury occurred and ask them how you go about opening up an estate, or you could go online to find more information. Altrenatively, you could contact an attorney and ask them to do it for you. Best of luck to you.

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  • What do I have to do or need to prove a wrongful death case?

    In a wrongful death case, what do I have to do or need to prove a wrongful death case? .

    Michael’s Answer

    You must prove a breach in the standard of care that was a direct or proximate cause of the injury and death. As the law can be complicated and each state is different you should contact an attorney licensed to practice in your jurisdiction immediately. Best of luck.

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  • Hospital Deficiency (Patients Rights)

    Hospital indicated that my mom tried to leave on several occasions and they detained her against her will by security guards and nurses. She was a competant patient and the Office of Healthcare Quality cited the hospital with a deficiency regardi...

    Michael’s Answer

    I am very sorry to hear of your loss. You should absolutely contact a Maryland Medical Malpractice lawyer immediately as you only have a limited amount of time to file a wrongful death case in Maryland. Your mother's refusal to accept treatment may be a substantial obstacle to the case however as Maryland has contributory negligence laws that are bars to recovery, if the patient contributed (even in the slightest) to the injuries.

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  • MY MOTHER PASSED AWAY MAY 28TH AND WE HAVE HAVE STRONG REASONS TO BELIEVE IT WAS NURSING NEGLIGENCE?

    MY MOTHER WAS DIAGNOSED WITH COPD ABOUT FIVE YEARS AGO, ABOUT 2 MONTHS AGO SHE WAS PUT IN A PHYSICAL THERAPY PROGRAM AT FRANKFORD NURSING FACILITY AND ON MAY 28TH SHE WAS TRANSPORTED TO BAYVIEW MEDICAL UNRESPONSIVE. WHEN I GOT THERE THEY SAID SHE ...

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    I am so sorry to hear of your loss. This sounds like a situation that never should have occurred. COPD is a very serious condition but your mother was in an institution that should have provided her with the care she needed and deserved. This is the type of case that must be reviewed by a medical expert to determine if there were deviation in the standard of care. As there are laws in Maryland that dictate when a medical malpractice/wrongful death case must be filed, i suggest you contact a Maryland medical malpractice lawyer immediately. Take care and best of luck.

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