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  • Medical malpractice lawyer in Austin Texas

    Need attorney for possible lawsuit. I'm currently in rehab after emergency spine surgery. This makes my 5th surgery and this last one could have been taken care of according to tests/surgeon. Had it been remedied I may not be left with partial par...

    James’s Answer

    There are many law firms, including my own, that handle spinal cord injury cases all over the state. More details would be needed of course on what has happened to you and when. My link is below. Jim Girards

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  • Where’s malpractice attorney?

    hospital performed femoral angiogram that cut off circulation to leg and would not fix problem before lack of circulation caused damage.

    James’s Answer

    Femoral angiogram caries a risk of vascular injury. Of course, negligence can cause vascular injury as well. Irrespective, the injury needs to be recognized and treated timely and properly. Many cases involkve a failure to do that causing serious injury or loss of limb - sometimes death. Since your information does not provide enough detail to know what your situation is, i suggest you contact an expoerienced medical malpractice attorney in your area to review the medical records and determine whether a suit is advisable for you. Good luck to you and your family.

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  • What should I do now?

    My daughter had her monthly Synagis shot on February 10. On tuesday the 11th I noticed her leg was very swollen. I called the clinic where she got the shot and they assured me it was normal. Later on that night my wife and I decided to take her ...

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    Spiral fractures are assumed to be caused by child abuse. That's why you are being targeted. This will not go away. Contact a criminal defense lawyer who is experienced in this specific kind of prosecution as soon as you can. Don't wait another minute. Start looking at www.triallawyerscollege.com for someone in your area. Good luck to you.

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  • We followed your recommendation and spoke with a Malpractice Attorney. I could only find 2 in our rural area. He wants 40% and

    We live in a rural area and I could only find 2 Malpractice attorneys. One said we had a case but wanted to review the info and would call back; no call back. The other says we have a strong but complicated case. He seems very qualified and has...

    James’s Answer

    40% is standard for medical malpractice and other complex litigation. Please know that if this is about the money for you then you will almost certainly be disappointed in the end as the law is stacked against you and these cases are very expensive to pursue as a result. As a general rule the best you can hope for is a meaningful amount of money in the end. If anyone promises more than that at the front end of things then you might seek some additional opinions because experienced trial lawyers in this specialty area know better.

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  • What to do if a doctor fails to tie a main artery during surgery?

    I had to have a c- section for both of my children. The first went well. With my second they delivered 5 weeks early do to a low fluid level. The doctors stated it was a medical emergency and admitted me into the hospital but didn't take me into s...

    James’s Answer

    The most accurate answer to your question is "maybe." This is because more information is needed on at least the following issues: 1) did your doctor have you undergo a trial of labor for the second delivery prior to the c-section? [if so, it should be determined whether proper standards for a VBAC delivery were used and the medications given should be scrutinized], 2) Did your bleeding result from an unforeseeable uterine rupture versus a failure on the doctor's part to ligate the artery? [uterine ruptures unfortunately occur and result in sever bleeding or death. Doctors of course have to address blood vessels they cut or should know are bleeding.] 3) what is the harm that came to you as a result of this incident? [If little harm came to you then the case may not support the high cost involved in pursuing it]. I suggest you contact an experienced medical malpractice lawyer in your area for answers to these questions. Good luck to you.

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  • Can I sue opthomologist who failed to find glaucoma?

    I have been going to the same opthomologist since 1999 and recently went to another opthomologist for a second opinion. The 2nd doctor told me the reason I was not seeing well was because I had advanced stages Glaucoma. He said I should have been ...

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    Yes, an eye doctor is obligated to test for glaucoma and is legally liable if he fails to do so. I suggest you contact an attorney as soon as possible because there is a short deadline for you to file suit.

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  • Do I need a malpractice attorney?

    My wife was in the hospital with AML and started bleeding from her PICC line. I called the nurse and asked for platelets (level was 11,000) and there was active bleeding. They had told me before that they would issue platelets when active bleedi...

    James’s Answer

    It sounds like a situation that should be reviewed by an attorney who handles medical malpractice cases. You don't say when this happened. So, keep in mind that a lawsuit almost always must be filed within two years of the date of the negligence. Your lawyer will need time to order the records and have them reviewed so I suggest you contact a lawyer as soon as you can.

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  • Is there a statute of limitation to sue regarding medical malpractice due to birth injury for Texas?

    My son was born in The Woodlands in 2011, I was told everything was fine, I raised a question in regards to a movement his eyes made when he was 2 days old; I was told it was me just being a new mother. When my son was 4 days old he suffered a ful...

    James’s Answer

    In Texas, a lawsuit almost always must be filed within two-years of the date of the negligence. You should contact an experienced birth injury lawyer as soon as possible. You might want to take a look at my birth injury blog for more information.

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  • My father went to ER room with the flu. They admitted him into hospital. He was there for 30 days and died from sepsis.

    We overheard two doctors arguing over the delay in treating my father. He was 83 years old. They wanted to discharge him and 12 hours later he died. Death certificate said sepsis. After he died we never heard from any of his doctors with an exp...

    James’s Answer

    There has been a nationwide effort to eliminate sepsis. Start with http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/m/pubmed/23353941/
    There is also a new study that ties surviving sepsis to timely placement of a central line that you will want to find. Then take that information to a local medical malpractice specialist along with a complete copy of the medical records. There are deadlines to filing suit so you should do this right away. Good luck to you and your family.

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  • I was in auto accident where a commercial cement truck rammed the back passenger side of my car. What is my case worth?

    The commercial cement truck hit the back passenger side of my 2006 lexus es330 while I was sitting at a light. I now have a herniated disc and 2 bulging discs. They have assumed full liability. Ive been going to treatment for a month now. What Is ...

    James’s Answer

    The value of your case is going to depend in large part on the course of your medical treatment and what can and cannot be fixed. If you have a herniated disc and two bulging discs caused by this you will need to seek proper medical care. Your attorney will need to know what the doctors are going to want to do for you. You will need to contact an experienced trucking lawyer to get you through the process and get fair value for your case.

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