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  • Doctor removed wrong area of skin cancer.

    My husband had a place cut off his scalp this summer & was told he had squamous cell carcinoma. A little over a month later he had surgery to try to remove it all. The dr marked the spot on my husband's head & left the room for the MA to prep the ...

    Jennifer’s Answer

    I am sorry this has happened to your husband. You may have a claim for medical negligence against the doctor. If the delay has not affected your husband's outcome or his health long term, it may be difficult to pursue a case. I would get the spot removed. Sometimes doctors will write off the medical expenses and not charge patients if there was a mistake made in the care. I would ask your doctor if they are willing to do so. In Kentucky, you have one year less a day to file a medical negligence case from the date that the negligence occurred. I hope that your husband has a full recovery.

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  • Is it wrongful death if a nursing home does not properly care for a patient with a trach. she died as a result of a piece not in

    I filed a complaint with the state board and they agreed with me however they said the facility was in compliance. Whatever that means. She ended up with this trach due to the hospital she went to for chest pain and was being kept over night for o...

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    i am sorry for your loss. If a nursing home does not properly care for a patient with a tracheostomy and the patient dies as a result, the nursing home can be held liable. The trach not being properly maintained is the duty of the nursing home whether it is repiratory therapy and/or nursing. The facilities are supposed to have medical directors that are licensed physicians that oversee care plans for patients and consult on a regular basis. I know that on a practical level that does not happen in many nursing homes from family members who have been in nursing homes as well as helping other clients. Although you did not ask, there are two separate claims, one is for medical negligence and a separate claim for wrongful death. The statute of limitations for medical negligence is one year from the date the negligence occurred or when you knew or should have known that the negligence occurred and the wrongful death claim is two years from the date of death. If you do not file your claim within these time periods, your claims will be barred. If you have any questions or would like to discuss what happened further, please feel free to give me a call.

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  • Can you sue a correctional facility that didn't provide medical attention to an inmate?

    An inmate had a seizure and fell on his head causing a large lump. No medical treatment was given. Less than 24 hours an inmate had another one falling on his head again. To my knowledge no medical attention given.

    Jennifer’s Answer

    Yes, you can sue a correctional facility in the Commonwealth of Kentucky that didn't provide medical attention to an inmate. You have to prove that the facility was negligent and that the negligence caused the inmate's injuries. In addition, there are specific laws and regulations that apply in Kentucky to correctional facilities. I am not sure which correctional facility this happened in, but throughout Kentucky many of the facilities contract with outside corporations and health care providers to provide the medical care.

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  • My surgeon that did surgery on me 6 years ago. I've been fighting with him ever since. He admitted negligence, heard through a

    mutual doctor that I was retaining an attorney and he said he would settle out of court. The attorneys Ive talked with say it isn't enough money. All out of our pocket app 30,000 and Ive got a new surgeon and our out of pocket so far is 14,000 dol...

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    It sounds as if you have waited to long to file a lawsuit. In Ohio, the statute of limitations or time period to file a medical negligence claim is one year from the date that you knew or should have known that the negligence occurred. This can be extended on occasion from one year from the last date of treatment. However, the Ohio Supreme Court recently held that medical negligence claims must be brought within 4 years from the date of the negligence, this is known as a statue of repose. It sounds as if your time period to bring a claim has expired. I am sorry for what you have endured and that I don't have better news. You may want to contact someone in your area to confirm this and have them review your records and the facts more in depth.

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  • Received a complaint letter for demand of payment. of my car which got totalled.

    Accident date 11/14/2011 How do I answer. they want a response in 48 hrs

    Jennifer’s Answer

    I would recommend that you turn the letter over to your insurance company immediately. If you were sued, then you only have so many days in which to file an answer in Court. If you fail to answer a complaint, then the other party can go and collect a judgment against you personally. Your insurance company will appoint a lawyer to represent you.

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  • I was in an accident and the other driver admitted fault with no insurance but there were no injures , what can I do?

    In September 2012, a man ran a red light and hit the front of my car. The police were called for a report though there were no injuries from the accident. The other driver admitted fault to the police and they recorded it on the police report. He...

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    I am sorry to hear what you have been through as a result of being hit. It sounds as if you have an agreement with this individual. But if he is not paying on the agreement, then you need to sue him in court. If the accident happened in Kenton County, you can go down to the Kenton County Courthouse and they can help you file a lawsuit or you can hire an attorney. Good luck.

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  • Do I have grounds for a medical negligence or malpractice case?

    On 02/07/13 I went to the emergency room at a local hospital complaining of a possible broken arm. My symptoms were deformity, swelling & the loss of sensation in two fingers. After xrays were taken I was told there were no fractures, splint...

    Jennifer’s Answer

    I would recommend that you do a couple of things. I am not sure who your insurance company is or where you are employed. I would start with the Human resources individual and/or the administrator of your health care plan. I would relay to them your concerns and what has happened to you. These individuals may be able to help you appeal the denial by your insurance company. Insurance companies also have processes for appealing denials and if you do not have an individual within your company that can assist you, get a copy of your health insurance plan or call your carrier directly and ask them about the appeal process. You need to do this right away because many times the appeal of the claim must be done within so many days of the denial of the claim. In addition, ask your hand surgeon to write a report that your arm was broken on 2/7/13 as demonstrated by the films taken on that date and indicate that you need the care rendered on 2/7/13. You may also be able to contact the hospital risk management department and/or the physician in charge of the ER to get them to send something on your behalf to your insurance company, although they will probably only do this if you guarantee in writing that you will not be suing them for the misdiagnosis.

    Lastly, you may have a medical negligence claim against the ER physician and/or hospital if you have any permanent nerve damage or injuries from the delay in diagnosing and treating your broken arm. If you do not have any other injuries from the delay or if the delay was not that long of a time period, then I would not recommend you pursue a medical negligence claim.

    Good luck and I hope your arm continues to heal.

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  • NURSING HOME REFUSED IV DEATH BY DEHYDRATION….

    In OHIO, Can a Nursing Home and Guardian refuse IV hydration to a seemingly incoherent patient, depriving the patient of basic medical care which caused their death by dehydration? Even though there was a Guardian can the family file a wrongful d...

    Jennifer’s Answer

    In Ohio, a nursing home can be held responsible for failing to administer appropriate care leading to the death of a loved one. The answer to your question depends in part upon the circumstances and the facts of what happened to cause the failure to give the IV hydration. The Guardian may also be held responsible, but again it depends upon the circumstances of what happened. To answer this question completely, the nursing home records need to be reviewed by a law firm that handles nursing home or medical negligence cases. The family can file a wrongful death claim for the loss of the loved one and for grief, however the family would need to go to Probate Court and have someone else from the family appointed as the Administrator/Administratrix of the Estate separate from the individual that was appointed as Guardian. This would have to be done so that the family would have the legal authority to investigate the case and to file a lawsuit.

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  • My local pharmacy gave me the wrong medication in the correct bottle. I was unaware for four days. Do I have anything here?

    I have 2 different types of medication. Nerve pills and blood pressure pills. My pharmacy gave me 2 refills of blood pressure meds and labeled one of the bottles as the nerve pills. I didn't notice for four days.

    Jennifer’s Answer

    Hopefully, you did not suffer any side effects or injuries from the pharmacy refilling your medications in a wrong and mislabeled bottle. Assuming you are not injured or that you have recovered, I would not recommend that you pursue a case because it will be too expensive. You may want to register a complaint in writing to the phamarcy itself, the company where the pharmacy is located. (For example if you went to Kroger's pharmacy - a letter to Kroger's headquarters as well). Many pharmacies and pharmacists are over worked and with the flu epidemic many are also now giving flu shots in addition to dispensing medication which leads to mistakes in dispensing medications. These efforts will not get you compensated, but improve the System so that the next person is hopefully not hurt.

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  • What payment should result when an acute rehabilitation facility allows your loved one to fall multiple times sustaining injury?

    After suffering severe stroke, mom sent subsequently to acute rehab facility to help aid her recovery. At said facility, staff has allowed her to fall twice. 1st time suffering massive bruising to her neck. 2nd time when left unattended in a whe...

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    I am sorry to hear about what happened to your mom. I recommend that you contact an attorney to investigate your case and represent your mother and your families. The nursing home will have skilled attorneys working on their behalf so you should have have an attorney working on your family's behalf. I recommend using this website or contacting an attorney in your area for more information.

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