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  • How can I get an extension of the statute of limitations in the state of Virginia. This involves a medical negligence/malpractic

    Statute ends June 11, 2014

    Yvonne’s Answer

    Ben, Dennis, and Josh have given you correct information regarding your statute of limitations. You should file your suit before the two-year deadline. Generally speaking in Virginia, you have up to one year after you file the suit to serve it on the defendant. This will give you some additional time to discuss the case with an attorney and to determine if you do want to go forward with the action.

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  • Can I sue my surgeon for poor after care after my spinal fusion?

    He is completely unreachable. He gave me medication Norco 10/325 after my surgery. It does not give any relief from my post surgery pain. I had taken that medicine for almost a year before my surgery and told him my body had became immune to it, ...

    Yvonne’s Answer

    Based on the information in your post, more likely than not this is not a case of medical malpractice. If you are not satisfied with the care you are receiving from your surgeon, you have several options: check with your PCP to see if he/she can intercede on your behalf; make an appointment with another surgeon for a second opinion; file a complaint with the Virginia Board of Medicine.

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  • How much should a person ask for who was diagnosed with whip lash?

    hit in 11/2013 still have pain in the back of my head. not real severe. but enough to take pain medicine , been to the ER twice

    Yvonne’s Answer

    Without knowing much more about your case, a lawyer is not able to answer this question for you. Many things go into the valuation of a case. Some of them are the amount of medical bills, the number of times you treated, the length of time you treated, your doctor's opinion regarding your injury, and your long-term prognosis. If you are still hurting, your number one concern now should be getting to your doctor so that you can get well.

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  • Can a spouse sue a military medical facility?

    My husband was treated for kidney cancer at a military medical facility. The operation was supposed to last 5 hours. During the operation the doctors doctor screws-up and caused my husband to have a blood cot that damage his good kidney. Curren...

    Yvonne’s Answer

    More likely than not you cannot sue. Check with an attorney who concentrates in military law. Usually around military installations you will find lawyers who do a lot of work dealing with military matters. Another thing you might try is asking the JAG office.

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  • Hit in rear

    i was traveling at night around 4 am going about 60 mph; hit in rear by another car. It was only the two of us on the highway at the time; accident occurred in the middle lane of three. State Trooper was writing a speed tickets across the way an...

    Yvonne’s Answer

    Get medical treatment if you are injured. Be sure that your health insurance is billed for your injuries. Let your insurance company know this happened and ask your insurance company if you have medical expense benefits. You are entitled to a rental car from the at-fault driver's insurance if you were not at fault and your car is not drivable or in the shop. Call an attorney that concentrates in personal injury immediately to learn your rights.

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  • My mom passed away in her sleep this past July. She did not have an autopsy.

    My mom passed away suddenly after having tests on her heart a week prior. She had gone to a pain management doctor and had an abnormal ekg. He told her to call a cardiologist and tell them that her ekg was abnormal. She did that and that dr perfor...

    Yvonne’s Answer

    One of the required elements of a medical malpractice case is causation. You must be able to prove that the medical malpractice caused or led to the death. Without an autopsy you will have a hard time proving the cause of the death was medical malpractice. Medical malpractice cases are very expensive to prove. Even with good proof, doctors win much more often in Virginia than do the injured patients. You may have suspicions about the cause of your mother's death, but trying to go the medical malpractice route in a case such as this is not economically reasonable.

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  • What àre my rights if I'm being sued even after settlement by my insurance co.??

    I was deemed at fault after a traffic accident (failure to yield). No injuries mentioned, observed, reported to investigating officer or request for EMS.

    Yvonne’s Answer

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    If your insurance company paid for the damage to the car, you should not be sued for the property damage. If your insurance company paid for any personal injuries sustained in the accident, you should not be sued UNLESS you did not have sufficient insurance to cover all the bills. Even if this is the case, most companies will not settle a case unless the policyholder (you) is released from further liability. Call your insurance company to find out what is going on.

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  • Patient's rights - held against my will in ER at hospital

    I voluntarily went to the hospital for substance abuse withdrawal and the ER wait was too long so I decided to leave. That medical staff held me for an entire day against my will until a doctor came and told them to let me go. I have not injuries...

    Yvonne’s Answer

    If your facts are correct, you may have a case. As the previous answer stated, you may not have any damages. If you have no damages, suing is probably not economically reasonable as you will have to pay the costs of the case to pursue it. If the doctor did think you were not competent that can have a TRO (temporary restraining order) issued to hold you for a short period of time. Your facts do not sound like that was done, though.

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  • How do you file a civil suit for personal injury inflicted during an arrest while incarcerated?

    While being detained my friends arm was broken below the shoulder. He sat in a cell for a week before medical attention was provided. He now wishes to file a civil suit against the sherriffs office on behalf of himself since retaining a lawyer at ...

    Yvonne’s Answer

    Your friend needs to speak with a personal injury attorney at once. Many PI attorneys will come to the jail to see him if he is still incarcerated. Many cities and counties have a notice period in which you must notify them that you have a claim against them. In most cases this is six months, but it could be less. If notice is not given within the proper time period, your friend could lose his right to sue.

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