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Jane Suzanne Paulson

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  • Pharmacy negligence

    My husband was prescribed Brilinta(a heart medication), after Angioplasty surgery. The pharmacy prescribed the wrong dosage, he was taking 4- 90mg tablets a day when he was only supposed to be taking 2- 90mg tablets a day. He was taking the wrong ...

    Jane’s Answer

    I encourage you to consult with a local medical malpractice attorney. Keep the bottles and any records you have regarding the prescriptions. Hopefully, it is just a temporary problem but if it is permanent you may want to consult with a lawyer. You should also check in with your husband's doctor to make sure he is okay. Good luck.

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  • I got in a car accident, no police or witness. the other insurance is blaming me

    It was clearly not my fault, The thing is I have liability insurance, no full coverage so my insurance won't do much, my insurance found the other person at fault, and the other insurance wanted to do 50/50 but now they say it's my fault. they are...

    Jane’s Answer

    You may want to consult a local attorney for some advice to make sure you get your car repaired and don't have to pay for it if the collision wasn't your fault. You should also call your insurance company for help resolving it and see what your company has learned. It is often difficult to prove fault in accidents without witnesses.

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  • My son was trampled at school and now his baby teeth are loose and the dentist says that they are important to save

    for the future teth..the school says they are not going to help...can you help me?

    Jane’s Answer

    You should ask the school if there is coverage for medical care regardless of fault to help pay any bills that may occur and ask for a form to report the incident. You want to make sure it is on record with the school in case his teeth do not make it.

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  • A complaint for wrongful death under statement of facts has the date of the death taking place two years after the death.

    And was filed three days before the death even happened in the statement of facts if this never went to trial but was filed in 07 would i be able to file it again with a brighter attorney?

    Jane’s Answer

    You should contact your attorney and meet to discuss the changes that are needed. It may be a simple mistake and it may be a sign you want a different attorney.

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  • How to cash in a structured settlement?

    I have a structured annuity. These companies keep calling and mailing me about cashing it in but want a bunch of the money almost a forth of it. I could actually use it right now. The last time they told me about a law passed by president Bush f...

    Jane’s Answer

    If you got your annuity through a settlement you should get in contact with the lawyer who settled your case. If you got the annuity through an annuity company you should contact that company to see your options. Cashing in annuity is very costly and there may be better ways to help you temporarily through your financial problem.

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  • I have commented to a doctor on incorrect information in a medical record. It's black and white.

    As an example: the patient had a broken leg. But, it was really an arm. The doctor ignores all our correspondence and the hospital agrees and we asked that our letter be attached to the file per Federal Laws. They agree but it has been 6 mths a...

    Jane’s Answer

    You should check HIPPA and consider filing a complaint with your state board of medical examiners.

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  • Do I have a case? Malpractice?

    I went to a doc due to discomfort with my leg. It was swelling. This doc found that I had a bloodclot from my ankle all the way to my pelvic bone. He immediately put me on blood thinners etc. I kept in touch. One Sat night I started to have rib pa...

    Jane’s Answer

    You may have a case but the only way to know is to get all of your medical records and get them reviewed by an expert in the field. You should make a complete chronology of events and get in touch with a lawyer. In Oregon, you only have two years from the date of the negligence to sue so you should get on this right away. It sounds like he was monitoring your Coumadin but whether something changed to require more intervention is unclear.

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  • Can the PR who is suing a nursing home for wrongful death request another lawyer within the firm due to poor representation now

    I have a law suit with a nursing home for death of my aunt. She had urospesis, Failure to thrive, decubitus, multiple falls that has resulted in premaneant injuries and many other diagnosis. The doctor's progress notes have been removed before the...

    Jane’s Answer

    I agree the best spot to start is with the firm you have been working with and a more senior person at the firm. If not, check for nursing home attorneys in your area but many will be reluctant given how far along the case is.

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  • Should I sue for medical malpractice or negligence?

    I went to a doctor to have a Nissen Fundoplication procedure due to acid reflux. I asked the doctor and his nurse about the side effects or possible complications and was told that there is a chance of the surgery coming undone, or not fixing the ...

    Jane’s Answer

    You will need an expert in the field to answer whether or not it was malpractice. One option may be to go to another doctor just to see what can be done about your current situation (not asking if it was malpractice). To find out if there was an error versus just a bad result you will likely need to retain a malpractice area in your state and have an expert review the records (many attorneys require the potential client to pay for this initial review).

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  • I need to pay back Medicaid

    I was wrongly given emergency medicaid when i gave birth to my baby in Maryland. I did explain am self-paying before i gave birth as i only came to the states to have my baby. But when i called to pay, my bill has been paid by medicaid. i need...

    Jane’s Answer

    I suggest you contact an immigration attorney or an attorney who specializes in Medicare/Medicaid in the state where this occurred. It is very difficult to get an answer from Medicaid and takes months. You may be able to get the bill from the hospital and see what Medicaid paid as a starting point. There is also the Medicaid website you can try http://www.medicaid.gov/

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