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Olen Gale Haynes

Olen Haynes’s Answers

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  • Can i sue for medical malpractice and negligience

    my husband was first diagnosed with laryngeal cancer 2006 radiation 2x a day 7.5 wks. 4.5 yrs later he had pain in ears throat and head va said nothing wrong did not do a scope even though we requested it finally after a year of complaining they r...

    Olen’s Answer

    The answer to whether you can sue (successfully) for medical malpractice lies in whether or not the standard of care would dictate that a reasonably competent physician, faced with your husband's symptoms, history, and risk factors, would have ordered a scope 'regularly,' as his new doctor says. You can speak with your husband's new physician and have a frank discussion about 1) whether the standard of care was violated and 2) if it was, what difference it would likely have made in your husband's medical condition. You should discuss with the physician what the long-term effects of the delayed diagnosis will likely have on your husband, particularly the risk of recurrence. You should follow this up quickly by speaking with an attorney in your area that commits much of his or her practice to medical malpractice cases. Good luck.

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  • Can i sue for medical malpractice and negligience

    my husband was first diagnosed with laryngeal cancer 2006 radiation 2x a day 7.5 wks. 4.5 yrs later he had pain in ears throat and head va said nothing wrong did not do a scope even though we requested it finally after a year of complaining they r...

    Olen’s Answer

    The answer to whether you can sue (successfully) for medical malpractice lies in whether or not the standard of care would dictate that a reasonably competent physician, faced with your husband's symptoms, history, and risk factors, would have ordered a scope 'regularly,' as his new doctor says. You can speak with your husband's new physician and have a frank discussion about 1) whether the standard of care was violated and 2) if it was, what difference it would likely have made in your husband's medical condition. You should discuss with the physician what the long-term effects of the delayed diagnosis will likely have on your husband, particularly the risk of recurrence. You should follow this up quickly by speaking with an attorney in your area that commits much of his or her practice to medical malpractice cases. Good luck.

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  • Do I need a Malpractice Attorney?

    When my son was born, his mother & I split. She took him, she was bipolar. Now over the 2 months she had him, she took him this doctor 10 times. Of all the visits this Doctor didn't once say she suspected any abuse. Turns out my ex broke 3 of his ...

    Olen’s Answer

    I would also suggest that you obtain your son's medical records or ask his new pediatrician to order the records from the previous physician. And then I'd have a heart to heart with the new pediatrician and ask whether there is anything in the medical records which suggests abuse. Is there any indication of bruising in the record? Second, i'd ask his or her opinion on whether a reasonably competent pediatrician could overlook rib fractures. Your son's new physician can be a good resource for helping you determine whether this is something you want to pursue and may also help you when you talk to an attorney in your area.

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