What can we do

my aunt fell yesterday and the ambulance took her the hospital told her she sprained her ankle and knee and sent her home an hour later to day they called and said she need to,see an ortho she has a hairkine fracture under her knee

Hollywood, FL -

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Christian K. Lassen II

Christian K. Lassen II

Slip and Fall Accident Lawyer - Philadelphia, PA
Answered

If she fell due to a defect or dangerous condition, retain a local personal injury lawyer to investigate this claim.

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David B Pittman

David B Pittman

Slip and Fall Accident Lawyer - Fort Myers, FL
Answered

If she was injured due to a dangerous condition or someone else's negligence, then she should consult an experienced personal injury lawyer immediately.

Michael Ryan Juarez

Michael Ryan Juarez

Personal Injury Lawyer - San Diego, CA
Answered

Owners of land have a duty to warn or make safe hazardous conditions. If your aunt fell due to a hazardous condition the owners insurance may be liable for her medical costs. Consult with an attorney to determine if there is premises liability. If your looking for a medical malpractice claim refer to Attorney McCormicks answer.

-Michael R. Juarez Law Office of Juarez and Schaeffer PO Box 16216 San Diego, CA 92105 (619) 804-4327 www.jslaw.... more
David J. McCormick

David J. McCormick

Personal Injury Lawyer - Milwaukee, WI
Answered

What you can do it get the appropriate medical care to treat teh fracture.

Given the short time frame involved I would say that there is nothing to do. There definitely could be a misdiagnosis, but the problem is that there are basically no damages. Damages or the potential for damages is one of the main factors driving whether an attorney will take on a case or not.

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