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Bruce D. Goodman

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  • Can i file a p.i. claim against my doctor who improperly injected me with kenalog & left my arm scarred, vein damage ,etc

    injection done 01/05/2011. improperly dx every timei return to see doc about this. blood pooling under skin, severe skin, scarring, skin peels off if touched, veins risen two incches up my arm from injection site tween thum/forefinger up wards to ...

    Bruce’s Answer

    To prove a malpractice case, you must show that the doctor departed from the standards of care, that you were injured and the injury was a result of the departures from standard of care. Unfortuanately, your email does not give enough information. You need to be diagnosed as to the causes of your problem to help determine if it was caused by professional negligence. Also, keep in mind that a bad outcome does not necessarily mean there was malpractice. After you obtain your diagnosis, you should obtain all of your medical records beginning with date of the occurrence until the present., and contact an attorney for a consultation.
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  • WHAT AMOUNT DO I ASK FOR IF I WAS INJURED AT A HOMEOWNERS PROPERTY?

    I WAS AT A RELATIVES HOME AND SUSTAINED A BROKEN HIP, AND HAD TO BE HOSPITALIZED, AND SENT TO A CONVELESCENT HOME FOR OVER A MONTH. I WILL NEED CARE FOR THE REST OF MY LIFE, BECAUSE I CANNOT WALK ON MY OWN, OR LIVE ALONE. I WAS INJURED IN MO, BUT ...

    Bruce’s Answer

    If your fall was the result of negligence-perhaps an unsafe conditon or lack of maintenance, you should be able to make a claim for your injuries. You should find out if the homeowner has insurance. However, you will need to file a lawsuit in Mo. but, if there is a claim and insurance you may be able to settle it first. An Illinois attorney may be able to help make a claim but you will need an attorney licensed in MO if a suit is necessary. Bruce

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  • My bladder was torn during my robotic hysto 2 hour surgery turned into 8 came home with foley

    3 days later the pain was so bad I went to er to find out my uteral tube was closed possibly stitched closed so I had another procedure to get a cathetor placed directly into my kidney I now have 2 foley bags and have to have 2 more procedures to ...

    Bruce’s Answer

    You may possibly have a claim for medical negligence. However, it would first require a thorough review of your medical records to determine whether your problems were a result of a recognized complication or negligence. A claim could also possibly be based upon the failure to timely discover and treat the laceration or or the sututed tube. A review of your medial chart would also help to evaluate the injuries you sustained.
    You should contact a lawyer who regularly handles medical malpractice claims to have your situation evaluated and investigatied. I hope that you have a speedy recovery.

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  • My son had severe accident at his friend house, while his friend's dad was operating a power machine when th blade exploded an

    fragment landed in his face requiring over 140 stiches and future plastic surgery

    Bruce’s Answer

    As others have indicated, you may have a case of negligence against the homeowner who may not have maintained the equipment or negligently encountered an object cause the blade to explode. You may also have a products liability case against the manufacturer of distributer of the product for lack of safety guards or warning, or a defective blade. Of course, if the homeowner failed to properly use the equipment or modified it, this may also be negligence by the homeowner.

    In any event you should seek an attorney who has experience with product liability cases and is capable to trying the case if necessary. You should seek an attorney ASAP to try to preserve the blade and equipment.

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  • Medicaid/medicare malpractice

    Eleven/twelve months ago my mother fractured her wrist after a fall. The first doctor she went to did a lousy job setting her bone, and since, it has grown irregularly with tendon damage.She is retired and now on medicaid and medicare. She now nee...

    Bruce’s Answer

    I'm sorry that your mother has suffered so much. Patients on medicare are able to sue for medical negligence. The effect of medicare is when a case is settled or a verdict is rendered. At that time, medicare may be entitled to be reimbursed from settlement proceeds amounts that they paid for the medical care attributed to the negligence.

    Your mother may have a case if the doctor was careless in his treatment. This is different than a bad result. For example, in a case I am currently involved in, the doctor failed to stabilize a fracture resulting in a terrible outcome and permant injury. The failure to stabilize the arm was negligence in this case. However, if the doctor had done appropriate treatment and the arm had a poor result, there would not be a case.

    In addition to a possible medical case, your mom may have a case if someone's negligence caused the fall. If that occurred, the person or company responsible would also be liable for the subsequent malpractice. In any event, your mother should talk to an attorney with experience in both personal injury and malpractice cases.

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  • Do I have a case?

    I recently gave birth to a little girl. However, due to the presentation of the child, I was unable to deliver the child. My little girl almost lost her arm and her life because the physician continued to encourage me to push even though it was ob...

    Bruce’s Answer

    I can appreciate how frightening this ordeal has been for you. However, because your daughter does not appear to have been injured, there would not be grounds for a lawsuit even if there was negligence. In order to win a case, not only must a party be at fault, but injury has to be caused by the negligence. It is fortunate that your daughter will not suffer any effects of the birthing process.
    On the other hand, if you sustained some permanent injury because of neglience treatment, you may have a claim for your injuries.

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  • What is the usual amount granted in a malpractice suit where a patient was left unattended, fell and broke a hip requiring surg?

    Two and a half years ago my brother in law was diagnosed with stage 4 Lung cancer. In April of 2008 he suffered a stoke and was transfered to the rehab floor in the hospital for therapy. Protocol for Neuro patients is, that no one be left unattend...

    Bruce’s Answer

    When a person is injured as the result of someone elses negligence, they would be entitled to compensation for their medical expenses, loss of earnings if any, and their pain, suffering, disfigurement and loss of normal life or disability.
    In the matter involving your brother, a key issue is whether his death was as a result of the fracture or sugery and therefore caused by the negligence. If so, then there may be a wrongful death claim. In that situation, his wife, children, parents or sibilings may have claim for the loss of society suffered by them.
    Unfortunately any recovery would be limited because of his cancer and co-morbities which probably shortened his life expectancy signifcantly.

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