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David Andrews Williams

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  • Post operative; Sepsis with Klebsiella Pneumonia Bacteremia, acute kidney injury, Pyelonephritis/acute kidney failure

    I was hospitalized for 9 days for the above reasons; after what was considered a relatively minor surgical procedure using a medical device to identify potentially precancerous tissue and then use a laser to heat up the tissue and burn it off, cau...

    David’s Answer

    You should investigate the matter. I handle medical cases and you can feel free to call my office. I'm sorry for what you've having to go through.

    dave

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  • My wife had a spinal surgery that was not performed correctly.

    My wife had a spinal surgery 11 months ago. After her surgery she was in worse pain than before. After months of insane pain she was referred to a new surgeon. After reviewing her medical records he was shocked that the first surgery was performed...

    David’s Answer

    Your wife definitely has a case that should be investigated. This would involve obtaining all medical records before and after the surgery and having them reviewed by independent experts. I practice in Washington but have handled cases in Oregon as well. You should feel free to call my office. Medical cases are always complex but this is something that definitely bears investigation. Dave

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  • Should a chiropractor have been able to read x-rays he took at his office that showed his patient has arthritis?

    When this chiro told the patient (me) they just have "subluxations" & need his adjustments for realignment or it could later develop into arthritis (An MD has said that the adjustments were making the condition worse & need to be stopped, when a r...

    David’s Answer

    The questions would be (1) whether a reasonably prudent chiropractor would have treated the condition the way he did, and (2) whether a reasonably prudent patient would have submitted to the treatment, if informed of all the medical facts. We handle such cases and you can feel free to call my office if you'd like.

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  • Malpractice insurance.

    I was wondering if physician assistants can have their own malpractice insurance rather than being under their supervising physicians insurance? Is there a law that dictates one vs another?

    David’s Answer

    Typically in this state (Washington), physician assistants are insured under the policy of the clinic where they practice. I'd guess it's the same in your state.

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  • Can I sue the doctor who performed my son's circumcision?

    He still have alot of extra skin hanging from his penis.

    David’s Answer

    Get the problem evaluated and repaired (if necessary) via second opinion. After that, if you think you have a claim for you son, you can talk to a lawyer in your state.

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  • My orthopedic doctor failed to read radiologist report from MRI and mistreated injury. Do I have a case?

    I had a torn meniscus on my left knee. I was getting shots in my right knee for osteoarthritis, he assumed the left was the same and started injections. I went thru 2 series of these injections, 1 a week for 5 weeks. It did not help. I informed hi...

    David’s Answer

    You may well have a case, but the issue is damages. Hopefully you didn't suffer any long-term damage from the delay in appropriate treatment. If not, a medical case may not be economically feasible to pursue. But you should definitely contact competent counsel in your area.

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  • Below

    If my lawyers fee is 33.3% and I receive a settlement of $13700 should my lawyer receive 33.3% of that settlement or 33.3% of the balance after my medical bills are paid my medical bills are $7973

    David’s Answer

    I agree with counsels' answers, but it might not hurt to review the contract you signed, if there was a written fee contract.

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  • Who can you sue for a missed diagnosis/failure to properly treat?

    Would you sue the specific doctor or the facility they work for (and should be liable for employees)? If you just sued the hospital and won couldn't the hospital claim the doctors insurance should compensate them for some of it (don't think the do...

    David’s Answer

    The case needs to be investigated thoroughly, in order to determine (1) what happened; (2) should it have been preventable; and (3) which health care provider, working for what entity, could have prevented the injury.

    We handle medical claims. Feel free to call our office.

    d

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  • Do I have a Potential Medical Malpractice Case?

    I had a family member who was sent in to the hospital for a few tests due to their blood being a bit thin. Nothing major at all, just went in for preventative care. While in the care of the hospital this family member ended up choking on food, cau...

    David’s Answer

    You should certainly look into a case. Contact competent medical malpractice counsel in your state. Good luck.

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  • I went to the ER. I have a friend whom works in EMR for hospital and she pulled up my ER report. Under illegal drug use it was

    noted that "patient denies use". I did not consent to a tox screen and I am wondering if "patient denies use" means that they 1. did a tox screen and 2. knew I was on drugs? Also, since it is in my patient history do I have any way of removing...

    David’s Answer

    That record was intended to mean that the provider asked you if you used drugs and you said "no". Nothing more, nothing less. You can't get medical records changes very easily and it's as likely that trying to do so would end up with a worse-sounding entry than ever. Let it lay.

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