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Do we have a case?: My 76 year old dad was assisted by two aids in his nursing home, they let him fall on a end table and then onto the hard floor face down. They rolled him over then called my mom and asked if they should put him back in bed. she told them not to touch him and to call 911 and we would meet him at hospital. When we got to hospital he was just being brought into a room because the aid admitted they called the wrong company letting him lay on the cold ground for 1.5 hrs before calling 911. ( a lot lot lot happened between the start and end) but he broke 3 ribs and shattered one. . had to be transferred to a different hospital with a trauma unit because he was bleeding internally & the severity of his injuries.. then up to ICU.. had surgery.. lost a lot of blood, currently on ventilator and in critical condition. . the surgeon said we are looking at a long haul of at least 3 weeks of him being in the ICU cause he still isn't able to breathe on his own.. family is having to fly in from different states to be with him and take off work because the doctor is uncertain of his recovery from this.

Asked about 1 month ago in Nursing Home Abuse

Michael’s answer: When was the last time your dad had a fall risk assessment? At which nursing home did he fall?

Answered 28 days ago.


What action(s) can I take against an IME physician? : I am in litigation for a car accident that left me permenantly injured. The defense insirance company set up an IME. I had the exam video taped by a professional. Going through the tape, the exam was completely botched. They falsely claimed test results, there were no measuring devices, they "eyeballed" all tests, and they failed to perform tests on the claimed injured areas. There were zero objective findings, yet they claimed malingering pain. Also, in the report, there is no mention of the X-ray, MRI or c-t scan braised that it is normal (I have 2 dead disks in cervical spine at age 21. Not normal) I am wondering what steps I can take against these doctors who CLEARLY made a biased decision well documented on film.

Asked about 1 month ago in Personal Injury

Michael’s answer: At the very least your attorney can use this information in cross examination of the examiner.

Answered about 1 month ago.


Who is held responsible for my son's injuries? : My 5 year old and I were at the city park watching my older son play baseball. My 5 yo was walking to the concession stand. While doing so, he walked past some other ball players and was hit in the arm by a bat. One of the players was swinging his bat while standing on the side walk. This resulted in a fracture to my son's arm. Is the child who hit him liable for the medical expenses or the city baseball organization?

Asked about 1 month ago in Personal Injury

Michael’s answer: The kid who hit your son is responsible. His parents' homeowners insurance should cover the claim.

Answered about 1 month ago.