How dose a person determin if a medical malpractiice was done or a hospital misstake?

Asked over 2 years ago - San Diego, CA

if a catheter was placede wrong and damage is done to the person that the person has trouble going to the bathroom, and had no touble for 43 years and this happens.

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  1. Frank Wei-Hong Chen

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    Answered . Consult with a medical malpractice attorney in your area, who in turn will consult with a physician in this particular field of medicine who can review your charts and opine whether or not the hospital's doctor(s) performed any procedures which were below the standard of care. In professional malpractice cases, expert opinion testimony is required to prove or disprove that the defendant performed in accordance with the prevailing standard of care, except in cases where the negligence is obvious to laymen.

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  2. Paul Y. Lee

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    Answered . Mr. Chen provides sound advice. In order to make an informed decision whether or not you have a reasonable basis to proceed with a medical malpractice action, you do need to consult a medical mapractice attorney. As noted, the attorney will in turn need to retain a medical expert to review the pertinent medical records.

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  3. Rebekah Ryan Main


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    Answered . I recommend that you gather all of the medical records, including those from the hospital and from you subsequent treaters. Once you have records, call me to make an appointment. I can meet with you in my office in Canyon Lakes. Keep in mind that the statute of limitations is brief.

    Best of luck to you.

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