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Edward A. Ruffo
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  • Can I sue the hospital if they gave me the wrong baby to cremate after I had a miscarriage

    I had a miscarriage in the hospital I took my baby my baby was given to the funeral home to get cremated so we can have a service and I just got a phone call from the funeral home and they informed him that the baby that they gave me was not Insid...

    Edward’s Answer

    You likely have a claim for the error as does the other family. It is important to know how far along you were in your pregnancy and whether the remains of your child were eventually identified and made available. Feel free to contact an AVVO attorney for a free consultation. Sorry for your loss and the effect this error has caused on an already sad situation

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  • Do I have a strong case for medical negligence ?

    I got into a motorcycle accident. I arrived to the hospital in which I had multiple trauma. Let's focus on my ankle. In the ER they did X-rays that said I had a dislocated ankle and a fracture tibia. They put me in a cast and told me to follow up ...

    Edward’s Answer

    The first hospital likely failed to appreciate the fracture of the talus . They should have kept you non weight bearing longer to prevent further injury. Please contact an AVVO attorney in your area who will have a bone radiologist and orthopedic review the X-rays and records. If it was a city hospital please be advised there are short deadlines so don't delay

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  • Should I go ahead and file a suit for lost wages and other damages that this surgery has incurred?

    My wife had surgery on her ankle, and she went six months enduring pain and unable to walk because the surgeon made a mistake. He installed what he called an anchor, that consisted of screw implants that ended up bending and chaffing on her bones ...

    Edward’s Answer

    The best advice is to consult with an AVVO medical malpractice attorney who will review the surgery records and x-rays with an expert to confirm there was negligence . Then a claim for all damages as well as pain and suffering can be commenced.

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  • Products Liability for sauna door shattering, causing serious injury?

    I purchased an infrared sauna from a sauna company. They design and manufacture the materials but Ikea style they deliver it in pieces. They do recommend people to put the sauna together, and I hired one. The sauna is made of wood but the door ...

    Edward’s Answer

    The manufacturer can potentially be held accountable for the type of glass used. Shatter proof is appropriate as when it fractures it does not chard in such away to cause serious injury. You need to contact a local Avvo attorney with products liability recognition to explore the case against the retailer, installer and manufacturer.

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  • I want to know if she has a negligence case it took three visits to find the problem.

    My daughter had four impacted wisdom removed and noticed a problem after the recovery period she was having pain on one side clicking in a jaw and noticed a lump on her jaw and numbness on her lip so she went back to have it checked they checked f...

    Edward’s Answer

    The waiver is non sense and a jaw should not me broken during this procedure. I would contact one of the AVVO attorneys specializing in med mal to evaluate the case

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  • Can I pursue a lawsuit for damages resulting from a car accident even though I did not receive immediate medical care?

    I was hit in the middle of my car on the passenger side about 2 months ago when a teenager ran a stop sign. I had the right of way with no traffic restrictions. It was substantiated on the police report, as well as from an off duty police officer ...

    Edward’s Answer

    Yes you can. It's quite common that the symptoms related to herniated disc have a delayed onset. Please contact a local AVVO car accident attorney ASAP to protect your rights to medical treatment coverage and damages for pain and suffering.

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  • Does my sister's family have grounds for a medical malpractice or wrongful death lawsuit?

    My sister died August 12, 2015 while she was on vacation. She had been having problems with her blood pressure. She had planned on seeing a different doctor when she got home but never got that chance. She died from a cardiac arrhythmia caused ...

    Edward’s Answer

    The family needs to obtain the medical records of the doctor to explain what symptoms caused the change in medication and whether there should have been an echocardiogram or other study performed. Once they have the records it's best they contact an AVVO medical malpractice attorney for a review

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  • Can I sue the hospital / surgeon for all my pain and suffering?

    I needed to have my pain/spazam/muscle tightness pump in my abdomen replaced as the battery life of the pump was nearing expiration. The medicine in the pump(baclofen), which I've been getting for 6.5 years, is delivered to my spine through a cath...

    Edward’s Answer

    A dislodged catheter may be evidence that it was negligently placed at the time of surgery. You records need to be review by a neurosurgeon or pain management doctor who performs these procedures. Glad you are well now. Contact one of the AVVO attorneys who can further guide you.

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  • Need a lawyer who is willing to fight for my legal rights of wrong doing of malpractice.

    I had a mesh removal and developed a seroma that the surgeon didn't treat properly and so it took two more surgeries to correct his wrong. How did he wrong? Instead of draining the seroma with proper instruments he popped it with a qtip and left a...

    Edward’s Answer

    A surgeon needs to review your records perhaps with an infectious disease physician as well . You should therefore call or email an AVVO attorney as soon as possible to start the process.

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  • How do I go about this? Do I have the right to take any legal action?

    I went to visit my doctor after my menstrual 14 days was suppose to be over only in five. And so they did Pap smear but without giving me a complete checkup or testing me for any pregnancy I was given a birth control shot to stop the bleeding it ...

    Edward’s Answer

    It's possible there is a medical malpractice case but first an attorney would need to review all the records and also the final outcome is still up in the air so its best to start looking for an AVVO medical malpractice attorney in your area who can help advise you further

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