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  • Can I sue my doctor if he damaged my eye permanently during a surgery.

    had complications during a routine surgery on my sinus passage. He came out and told my spouse that there were complications and he did not know what happened. I know have a permanent eye issue where my eyes will not track causing double vision.

    Michael’s Answer

    You have suffered a terrible injury. The extent of your injury justifies an investigation into the merits of a case. Whether you have a strong case will require the review of your medical records, and perhaps consultation with an expert. Your attorney will be looking to determine whether your injury was caused by provable negligence. There have been successful cases that involve the negligent cutting of the medial rectus muscle during sinus surgery. Your case may fit that fact pattern, or it may fit into another fact pattern that is equally successful. I would recommend that you speak to an attorney.

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  • What is the statute of limitations for medical malpractice lawsuit

    what the staute limite for a medical mal practicevpetrV

    Michael’s Answer

    The statute of limitations for a medical malpractice lawsuit will vary state by state. Without knowing in which state the medical malpractice occurred, it is impossible to know what the governing statute of limitations will be.

    Also, please know that lawyers are licensed by individual states. Therefore, you will want the answer to your question to come from a lawyer that is licensed in the state in which the medical malpractice act occurred.

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  • How long do I have to file suit for neglect resulting in death?

    It happened in a hospital in, N.C, I live in Virginia. Do I need a lawyer in N.C or Va? and what kind of lawyer?

    Michael’s Answer

    If the medical care about which you are critical occurred entirely in North Carolina, then any lawsuit will almost definitely be controlled by NC law. As a result, it is ideal for you to have an attorney that is licensed in North Carolina (hiring a non-NC licensed attorney who partners with a NC-licensed attorney is another possibility, but in my opinion is less preferable). Your residency in Virginia is unlikely to influence whether NC law applies to your case. Depending upon where you live in VA, you might be able to find an attorney who is both licensed in NC and VA.

    As to the type of lawyer you want, I am not 100% clear as to the underlying nature of your case. Your question suggests that you are looking for a medical malpractice attorney, as it appears the case involves a health care provider who did not provide proper care to a patient.

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