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  • Do I have a legitimate case against a local university veterinary hospital to sue them?

    My 10-year old female pug went to a local university vet hospital, due to a recommendation from my local vet. The registered vet there who examined her was horrible, masking her fake interest with a capitalistic motivation (in my mind and that of ...

    Gerald’s Answer

    I do not believe you have a viable claim for veterinary malpractice. Additionally, under Ohio law compensation would be limited to the expenses incurred even if you could prove negligence. As such, it would not be economically feasible to pursue such a claim, as the litigation expense and attorney fees would far exceed whatever recovery could be made.

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  • I'm 48yrs old. I was sent to a maxofacial surgeon 6 yrs ago by my dentist for bone grafting &!mini implants. He never bone graft

    He never bone grafted and consequently I just have my lower mandable &my upper jaw is atrophied into my sinuses.initialy he said on my first visit that my bones have atrophied equivalent to A person around their late 70's. He also never medicated ...

    Gerald’s Answer

    The date on which you consulted a different surgeon will most likely be the date, and probably the very latest, when your one year statute of limitations began to run. If that consultation occurred within the last year I would be happy to speak with you concerning your case. Please feel free to contact my office and ask to speak with one of my staff nurses.

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  • HI, MY NAME IS DOROTHY 2008 I HAD MY OVARY REMOVED DOING SURGREY THE DOCTOR PUNCTURED MY BLADDER, THE WAY HE ENTERED WAS THROUG

    THROUGH AN OLD SURGREY SITE THAT HAD A LOT OF SCARED TISSUE FROM OTHER SURGREY'S HE NEW THAT BECAUSE HE PERFORMED THEM IN THE PAST I HAD TO UNDERGO EMERGENCY REPAIR SURGREY. WOULD THIS BE CONCIDERD DIVIATION OF STANDARD PROCEDURE.

    Gerald’s Answer

    The statute of limitations in Ohio is one year; however, it is tolled until discovery of the potential malpractice. Whether or not your claim can survive a statute of limitations defense would depend upon the facts and circumstances of your situation. Please feel free to call my office and speak with one of my staff nurses, who will get from you the necessary information to allow me to determine whether we can be of assistance to you.

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  • Can I settle a potential medical malpractice law suit for injuries and damages with a doctor without filing a lawsuit?

    No attorney wanted 2 handle my med mal case because it is not feasible 4 them. I elected 2 handle this case on my own. I wrote the doctor a lengthy letter stating the incident & his negligence. I instructed him 2 turn the letter over to his insura...

    Gerald’s Answer

    It is permissible to settle a claim without an attorney. However, you would be ill-advised to try to do so, since you would have no idea of knowing how to properly evaluate a potential settlement. We often assist patients in situations such as yours (or, similarly, people with small auto accident claims) by advising them what they can do to attempt to resolve their claims without an attorney, and we would be happy to try to assist you. I can also provide you with the name of an excellent medical malpractice attorney in Canton to assist you as well.

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  • Should I seek legal help concerning a botched lumbar puncture?

    Over a month ago I went to the ER and was given a lumbar puncture, the doctor performing not only missed twice but when he finally got the sample said little more than "Lay on your back for an hour." and walked from the room. I've learned that M...

    Gerald’s Answer

    Spinal fluid leaks are a known complication of spinal taps; therefore, it is often impossible to determine whether a particular leak is the result of improper technique, and/or the failure to properly advise the patient as to post-procedure care. If you have a leak, a "patch" can be applied to address the problem. I would be happy to speak with you concerning this potential claim. Please feel free to call my office and ask to speak with one of my staff nurses so that we can obtain the information necessary to determine if we can be of assistance to you. 614.221.2223

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  • What type of case is my situation malpractice, negligence or personal injury on the part of the lab or doctor.

    An endometrial biopsy by my gynecologist came back abnormal. I was told I had cancer, and I was advised that I needed surgery as it might be terminal . Based on this information I had surgery to remove my uterus, ovaries and fallopian tubes. Afte...

    Gerald’s Answer

    Assuming your endometrial biopsy was improperly interpreted, the pathologist would be liable for your injuries and damages. Whether or not the pathology slides were improperly intrepreted would need to be verified by a medical specialist expert in pathology. It is possible that the initial interpretation was equivocal as to the presence of cancer, and the fault may lay with your surgeon for failing to advise you of the ambiguity and not allowing you to decide whether to have another tissue sample read, or decline this major surgery in the absence of clear evidence of cancer. I would be happy to speak with you concerning this matter to determine if we can be of any assistance to you. Feel free to call my office and ask to speak with me or one of my staff nurses, so we can get the necessary information to allow us to determine whether we can help you. Gerry Leeseberg 614.221.2223

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  • Ohio. Car totaled by drunk driver. What are we entitled to and how do we collect?

    My car was totaled by a drunk driver two days ago with no valid license and possibly no insurance. We have uninsured motorist, but the car was older with only liability so we would be out a car. He was not the owner and they're both from texas. He...

    Gerald’s Answer

    You are entitled to recover all the expenses and damages resulting from this accident, including those you have asked about such as pain and suffering, lost wages, etc. We would be happy to assist you in this matter. Please feel free to contact my office.

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  • A pharmacy just filled my daughters perscription at 10 times the max dose for a child of 38lbs can I sue for potential death?

    She was prescribed 10mg straterra bid and was given 100mg bid by the pharmacy she is 6yrs old and weighs 38lbs

    Gerald’s Answer

    Under Ohio law, the fear of, or emotional distress related to, an injury that did not occur is not a compensable claim. You should report the pharmacy to the state board, however.

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  • What should I do about nerve damage in my hand caused by a nurse taking blood?

    A nurse tried to take blood from my hand and hit a nerve . Slowly pain & numbness began to spread over the course of 8 months and I recently had a test done to show nerve damage. I'm in a tremendous amount of pain.

    Gerald’s Answer

    Nerve injury from a blood draw in the hand is not considered a "known and accepted complication"; in other words, it is something that can and should be avoided with proper technique. One difficulty in your case wil lbe proving that the nerve injury that developed and progressed over time was the result of the blood draw, as opposed to some other condition, trauma, etc. If you would like for us to evaluate your potential claim, please fell free to call my office and ask to speak with one of my staff nurses.

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  • Do I have a Medical Malpractice Case?

    I went to the doctor about a month ago and was told i had the flu. But I really had Cellulitis in my right breast, because of this mishap %20 of my breast tissue was removed. I had just had a baby about 2 weeks prior to the doctors visit and i ...

    Gerald’s Answer

    Cellulitis is very susceptible to treatment with antibiotics with timely diagnosis and treatment. We would be happy to speak with you concerning this potential claim. Please call my office and ask to speak with one of my staff nurses. I hope that we can be of assistance to you. (You are very fortunate that this condition did not develop into necrotizing fasciitis.)

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