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Elizabeth Taylor Herd

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  • I went to a minor emergency clinic thinking I was having an etoptic pregnancy.

    I went into the minor er after work at 5:30. I told them my symptoms and what I thought was going on. After about an hour or so they had someone do a ultrasound, then the vaginal ultrasound. This went out for at least 10 minutes. Very painful. The...

    Elizabeth’s Answer

    I am not licensed in your state and cannot provide you with specific advice. However, generally because of restrictive laws in most states you must have permanent damages that result from the deviation from the standard of care. This is true because specialized medical experts have to be retained to prove your case and this is a huge expense. In your case, - and I do not minimize the pain you experienced in any way - and I am sorry for that. However, because you experienced a tubal pregnancy your tube would have had to be removed if you had received proper care. You need to know if there were permanent damages to your genitourinary system caused by the rupture. If this is the case you may have an actionable claim. God bless and make sure you follow up with your providers.

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  • Can I sue the hospital for these burns?

    After a recent trip to the emergency room, I have burn marks on my chest and stomach from the EKG leads.

    Elizabeth’s Answer

    Most Emergency care requires that a claimant meet a higher burden of establishing wrong doing. In other words, you will likely have to prove that the burns resulted from something more than just negligence such as reckless behavior. EKG leads do not emit any kind of electrical current. If you have sensitive skin I suppose you could have had a reaction to the gel that is used, but it is highly unlikely that the ER would have known of this. In addition, if your condition improves and you end up with no permanent damages you would likely spend much more on expert witnesses than can be recovered.

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  • I would like to know how I can abstain from getting sent to mental hospital ward from involuntary admittance by psychiatrist?

    My psychiatrist said that If I continue to loose weight, she will send me to a psychiatric hospital involuntarily within 30 days. I have 0 desire to go to a psychiatric hospital. How do I make sure I don't go to one (other than gaining weight)?! C...

    Elizabeth’s Answer

    I agree that you can change health care providers, but also make sure that you have a provider whom you trust has your best interests and to whom you will listen.

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  • Do I have a reason to sue this doctor?

    I fell and fractured my wrist. The hospital put a cast on and said I should see an orthopedic dr. just to be sure it was healing correctly. I went to an orthopedic dr. two days later. She took off my hard cast which held everything in place and p...

    Elizabeth’s Answer

    You should consult a local lawyer. The difficult generally with a case like yours is that although there may be a deviation from the standard of care, it may be difficult to prove that any damages resulted from that deviation. You may have needed the surgery regardless - and secondly, the surgery may solve your issues so that you have no permanent damages. Your health is what matters most so you should see a local lawyer, but more importantly you need to get to an orthopedist who can address your problem to see that you get the best possible recovery.

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  • Do I have a doctor malpractice claim?

    When I was 12 years old, my primary care doctor noticed a curve in my spine. I went to a chiropractor. He did an x-ray and found a moderate curve. He told us that I didn't need to do anything about it other than watch it and that I would most l...

    Elizabeth’s Answer

    the facts you have shared make it sound like the statutory limitations period has likely passed. When you were notified of the issue you could have sought treatment with a different provider. And depending on the severity of the problem you may or may not have been a candidate for the treatment that you are now being told might have solved the problem. It would be your burden to prove that if this treatment had been recommended it would have likely made a difference. I think that is a difficult opinion to find an expert to support. You should however, consult a local lawyer in your area for more specific advice.

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  • What can be done about lack of complete medical care?

    June '14 I broke both main bones in my wrist and dislocated them. Was told by ortho dr he could do surgery..put a plate and screws in and clean it up or I could simply let it heal. I signed paperwork for surgery. Day of surgery he put me to sle...

    Elizabeth’s Answer

    You have not indicated how you broke your wrist. Was it a fall as others have indicated? Where were you when this occurred? There may be other causes of action, but it is impossible to tell.

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  • Any lawyers willing to file a lawsuit against my former attorney for malpractice?

    If my former attorney didn't want to represent me he should of just tole me. That simple. He made decisions without consulting me. Lied to me (thank God I have it on audio). Mislead me with the actual facts. Many who listen to the audio and ...

    Elizabeth’s Answer

    You should definitely speak to a local lawyer who can fully evaluate all the facts. However, while you may not want to hear this, ---- my fear is that by representing your self for some period of time you could have thrown a wrench into things. There may now be a way for the former lawyer to blame you for additional missed deadlines that may bar your claim if appropriate steps were taken. This may allow your former lawyer to say that what he did - did not bar your claim. Talk to a local lawyer asap.

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  • My husband has high blood pressure of 150.He is under stress because he got laid off. What to do?

    My husband has high blood pressure of 150.He is under stress because he got laid off. What to do?

    Elizabeth’s Answer

    Sounds like he needs a doctor or treatment. Hopefully this will happen before he suffers damages.

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  • I feel I have a malpractice case (result my baby's death) but the incident happened over 2 years ago. Is it too late to proceed.

    I was pregnant with my 1st child in 2013 and towards the end of my pregnancy I started having swelling, high blood pressure (no history of hbp), and severe headaches. I informed my doctor of my symptoms. My doctor did not seem concerned or check i...

    Elizabeth’s Answer

    I am sorry for what you went through - that is very difficult.

    I have not checked the statutory limitation period on your claim, but this may be an issue. In addition, pre-eclampsia can cause a lot of problems and there is no perfect treatment. I think it would be difficult to prove your damages without an analysis of the placenta at this stage.

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  • Do i have a case against this terrible doctor?

    Hello, my dad had hepatitis C and a doctor prescribed him Tylenol 4 and Tylenol is not good for the liver (it causes liver damage), right after the Tylenol 4 my dad turned completely yellow (skin and eyes) and is now bed ridden and only has a coup...

    Elizabeth’s Answer

    It seems to be pretty easy for lawyers answering to tell you to go get the records, but you should speak to a local medical malpractice lawyer first. If your father's hepatitis was made worse by the Tylenol permanently there may be damages caused by the substandard care, but you will need to find a medical expert who can link the permanent damages otherwise you will end up spending a lot of money and still not help your father.

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