An attorney may file a Petition to Extend the Statute of Limitations as a courtesy for you, but he would be unable to obtain your medical records without having your signed authorization. Attorney Kaire explains this well.
Since you were not the patient, I do not believe this would be a medical malpractice case per se. Your probable remedy is through worker's compensation, and I recommend that you seek counsel who handle such cases.
I'm sorry that happened to you. In order to determine whether you have a cse or not, an experienced medical malpractice attorney will have to have your records reviewed by the appropriate medical professional. But the first thing you need to do is to treat with a neurologist to get a diagnosis of what is causing your pain and find out about any treatment options. In addition to being important for your health, that information will be essential for any potential malpractice case. Best wishes.
I'm terribly sorry for your loss. The case certainly deserves to be investigated by an experienced medical malpractice attorney, who will obtain the relevant records and imaging studies and review them with appropriate specialists. Bear in mind that if your sister was 27 years old, those legally entitled to bring a claim would be her Estate, a spouse and/or her children. Best wishes.
I think it would be a mistake for you to file your own claim. (For example, Florida does not have a "Superior Court." ) Please seek the counsel of an experienced medical malpractice attorney in your area.
Speaking very hypothetically, the only way I imagine the referring doctor to be potentially individually liable is if the referred doctor had a known and established history of committing acts of malpractice.
I'm sorry you went through that experience. There are probably a few reasons you are being told that you do not have a case: one may be that your bladder could have been punctured even in the absence of negligence, a known complication/risk of the procedure. Also, although the ordeal was certainly extremely unpleasant for you, unless you have sustained some kind of significant permanent disability, the damages potentially recoverable are so limited that the extraordinary time and expense of...
A Notice of Intent to Initiate Litigation for Medical Malpractice is not a lawsuit. When does it go on your record? Depends what you mean by "your record." There will not be a record of it at the courthouse, but it is, of course, an event that has occurred and must be reported if asked about. Most hospital staff applications will ask not only about lawsuits filed, but claims made. If a Notice has been served on you, then Florida Statutes impose certain obligations on you in terms of a...
I'm sorry your son is undergoing this experience. I must say that I am not sure I understand the factual sequence that led to your son needing brain surgery. In order to properly evaluate your potential case you should consult with an experienced medical malpractice attorney who will interview you more specifically and may request your son's medical records for review by the appropriate professional specialists. Best wishes.
Other than a perhaps unnecessary 7 week hospital stay, what are the damages your wife has suffered? In order to have a viable medical malpractice case you must establish that a departure from the standard of care was the cause of some significant injury.