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  • Who in Bellevue (Seattle) are takes medical malpractice cases involving a psychologist?

    I am looking for a local attorney that would represent me in a Medical Malpractice against a psychologist. This is finding to be difficult. I have let the Washington State Department - Board of Health do all the investigations (1.5 years worth...

    David’s Answer

    These types of cases are painful and emotional to process, and competent counsel will not encourage you to purse litigation absent very clear negligence and significant damages.

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  • Is there a Attorney that would take this case?

    I had the mirana IUD taken out at the ER from pain. I don't qualify for the class act, because it didn't preferate and I didn't have a surgery. Where can I find an attorney that would consider?

    David’s Answer

    Medical negligence lawyer should be able to work your case up and advise if you have a viable claim.

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  • Suing my partner for infecting me with Genital Herpes

    My partner informed me about his condition. I told him we needed to be super careful... keep his underwear on, wear a condom, take medication, and make sure there's no outbreak because I didn't want to catch it. However, he kept insisting on not ...

    David’s Answer

    You've described facts making his wrongful actions "intentional", meaning that whatever insurance he might have (homeowners' liability insurance) would take the position that there is no coverage. Insurance generally covers "negligent" (careless) acts. Without insurance, he would have to respond to your claim from his own pocket, which ALWAYS makes it more difficult to settle, or collect on a judgment. The settlement decision in insured losses is generally made by professional adjustors with no "stake" other than closing the file. Where, as likely here, the defendant is the "decision maker" on settlement, emotions run rampant. A person selfish enough to "insist" on unprotected sex while infected with herpes is unlikely to approach a lawsuit rationally. I encourage you to consult counsel, but be aware that you'll likely have trouble finding someone willing to take your case.

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  • Was it mistreated as a patient with chest pains?

    I went to the ER on Saturday with chest pains and heaviness on my chest. When I got there they registered me and then told me to take a seat. The nurse came out and said when they have chest pains we have 10 minutes to get them back on do an EKG. ...

    David’s Answer

    I tell my clients that "No one wants a good medical malpractice case, because that means you've suffered a bad injury." Generally speaking, the Law says "no harm, no foul". Think of a driver who ran a red light but, thankfully, narrowly missed striking your vehicle. I'm glad you're ok.

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  • Do we have a malpractice case?

    My father had an accident in his home. He fell through his ceiling and broke his femur bone. He had surgery back on June 2015 due to hip fracture and broken femur bone in left leg, he should have healed according to that doctor in 6 to 8 weeks at...

    David’s Answer

    I encourage your dad to seek the opinion of an experienced med mal lawyer, but these types of cases can be difficult. The primary defense in orthopedic surgery cases usually is that "the original injury was so severe that a bad result was likely anyway". Still, from what you've written, the case bears investigation by a lawyer in your state.

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  • Is the job financially responsible for any permanent damage?

    I am a 35 yr old female who has muscular dystrophy. A disease where the leg muscles are weak, therefore I rely on the upper body more. About 3 mths ago I had a shoulder injury at work. I've been thru physical therapy at 1 place and now they h...

    David’s Answer

    You should consult Tennessee worker's compensation counsel.

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  • If I ask for my files from the attorney that represented me, are they required to give them to me?

    I recently lost in my medical malpractice case and I believe my attorney made some major mistakes. How long are they required to keep an archive of my file?

    David’s Answer

    I'm sorry that you lost your case. Statistically, in every county in every state in this country, somewhere between 60 and 85% of medical cases tried to a jury result in complete "victory" for the doctor/healthcare provider. Were you to pursue your lawyer for "legal" malpractice, you would now have TWO cases to prove: (1) that you had a valid medical case that should have been won, and (2) that the lawyer's handling fell below standards in such a way that you lost, when you would have otherwise won. "Med-mal/legal mal" cases are about as expensive as cases come, and are high risk, precisely because you have to prove TWO cases. That said: I don't know how long your attorney is required to keep the file, but there's no reason why you can't request it right now.

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  • Since I am paying for the deductible and the pain persists should I talk with the insurance company or propose some settlement?

    I and and friend were walking to the bus stop on First Hill near Harborview, the weather was damp but no rain. We were walking on the sidewalk and suddenly something caught my left shoe and I began to fall. I almost caught my balance when again ...

    David’s Answer

    Do NOT talk to any insurance company for the business, or the City, you are no obligation to do so at this point. At this point, process your medical expenses through your own insurance. You have plenty of time to contact counsel, but suggest you do so in the reasonably near future.

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  • Is there a faster way to seek reimbursement on my medical bills and lost pay without a lawyer or with?

    I was in a car accident on January 11th. I was driving a co-worker home from work in Ashburn, Virginia to Sterling, Virginia when my car (the lead car) was in a 4 car accident. I hit black ice and slowed to regain control of my car. As soon as I h...

    David’s Answer

    It's unlikely that you will receive fair compensation for the accident/injuries that you describe, unless you are represented by counsel. Suggest you consult local counsel.

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  • What steps should i take next. I was told to contact a lawyer. Do i have a case against hospital or person who looked in my file

    I recently had outpatient surgery at the hospital where i work. A co worker not involved in my case was able to access my past and present medical records including address, phone, etc without my knowledge or approval. Now that person is telling m...

    David’s Answer

    You should definitely consult counsel. The remedies for invasions of privacy vary from state to state, so seek advice from a lawyer in the state where this occurred (I assume Georgia).

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