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Robert Warren Painter

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  • I am planning to sue a nursing home and LTAC facility, including attending physicians, for medical malpractice and negligence.

    Is it best to get the medical records from the medical facilities myself, before retaining an attorney, or let the attorney get the records?

    Robert’s Answer

    It is often faster for the patient or family to obtain copies of the medical records, than for an attorney to order them. If you have them ready for the attorney whom you select, it could speed up the process.

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  • Malpractice case

    need a good lawyer to help me win a malpractice case

    Robert’s Answer

    Please provide some more details about your potential case, including what care you are concerned about, and where and when it happened.

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  • How much time does someone have in Texas to sue malpractice.

    My Grandson was cut next to the eye during a c section. He's almost 8 years old now and it's bigger and redder and bothers him. It's about 1/2 inch long now. It grows longer as he gets older.

    Robert’s Answer

    In general, the statute of limitations for adult claims is two years, but the claims of children fall under a statute of repose of 10 years.

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  • My husband was misdiagnosed at a ER, and was sent home and he was having a stroke. Do you think we have a case?

    My husband told the nurses that he thought he was having a stroke, and they only did a cat scan and it didn't show up, he had to doctors tell him that hr didn't, so he went home and went to sleep, woke up the next morning and fell out of bed and s...

    Robert’s Answer

    I am sorry to hear about this. I recommend that you immediately contact a qualified Texas medical malpractice attorney to discuss your case. It will be important to know what stroke signs your husband had (and told or showed to the ER staff), when he went to the ER. I am handling some stroke cases now, and you may find this article that I wrote to be helpful: http://www.painterfirm.com/a/164/Lawsuit-The-Methodist-Hospital-ignores-stroke-symptoms-and-causes-permanent-brain-injury#tab-1

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  • Can i sue for wrongfull death of unborn infant born still born at 29 weeks

    At 29 wks, i went to the hospital with pains but was diagnosed and treated for dehydration. After being stabalized, i was informed we were fine and would be going home soon. After shift change new nurse came in with about 7 students, which i was a...

    Robert’s Answer

    Sadly, the short answer is "no." I wrote an article on this topic, which you may find helpful: http://www.painterfirm.com/a/133/Stillbirth-and-baby-death-lawsuits-in-Texas#tab-1

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  • Do I have a case? I visited an emergency ER. Due to absurd negligence lost my finger!

    I would like to find an attorney to take my case. If it were not for the negligence of the Doctor on Duty I would still have my finger. I have paperwork, pictures and my Surgeon to support these allegations. Thank you for your consideration.

    Robert’s Answer

    I recommend that you contact a qualified Houston medical malpractice attorney to discuss your potential case. Be aware that Texas law requires a heightened standard of proof regarding allegations of negligence involving emergency room care. You will want to speak with someone who knows the in's an out's of that, as well as the normal intricacies of bringing a medical malpractice case under Texas law.

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  • Can I sue my doctor for accidentally removing all 4 of my 14 year old daughters parathyroids??

    My daughter and I spent 6 days In the hospital with extremely low calcium after removing her thyroid due to Graves' disease.. They explained to me that they could get damaged but not completely removed.. I have been searching online and this was a...

    Robert’s Answer

    I recommend that you contact a qualified medical malpractice attorney to discuss your potential case.

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  • Can I sue my dr. For intentionally breaking my water before the baby dropped and I was dilated enough?

    Dr. Broke my water and the cord prolapsed, causing oxygen to be cut off from my baby. She was not certified to perform c-sections, so we had to wait for a dr. To get there to perform one. Baby was immediately rushed to NICU with seizures, pulmonar...

    Robert’s Answer

    I agree with the other attorneys that it's important to visit with a qualified medical malpractice attorney as soon as possible--either someone from Ohio, or someone who handles birth injury cases around the country. They key is finding an attorney who has experience in this specific area. You may find this article that I wrote useful as you look for an attorney: http://www.painterfirm.com/a/160/Baby-brain-and-birth-injury-cases-need-experienced-lawyers#tab-1

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  • Do I need a medical malpractice attorney?

    I have the weight loss surgery July last year. I lost 117 pounds in 3 months. I became very sick and had to have my gallbladder removed in December. I have been paralyzed ever since. Do I have a case?

    Robert’s Answer

    I recommend that you contact a qualified Texas medical malpractice attorney to discuss your potential case. I have handled a number of bariatric cases, and can tell you that they are typically complex to review; therefore, I urge you to contact an attorney of your choice quickly, because there is a two-year statute of limitations that governs your potential claims. One of the most common mismanaged complications of bariatric surgery is gastric outlet obstruction. You may find my article on this topic helpful: http://www.painterfirm.com/a/159/Nurses-and-doctors-have-to-watch-for-dangerous-gastric-outlet-obstruction-after-bariatric-surgery#tab-1

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