For the last 5 years I have been getting sicker. One dr decided to send me 4 hrs away to a very well known medical facility.they ran all kinds of test, at first believing I had crohns disease. No results. They diagnosed me with anxiety ibs. Then sent me to their neurologist who said he felt it was all anxiety. Then they sent me for neuropsychology eval who said no something is going on but they cant find it. Get back home call the dr, tell them pain is unbearable and then she had me baker acted. 3 hrs in the local hospital and im released b/c medical documentation shows real symptoms. Few months later, found out I have severe narcolepsy w cataplexy and might even have a muscular disease. The signs in tests were all there, but the wrong tests were done. I went years without proper meds
You should contact a medical malpractice attorney in your area. Med mal is very fact intensive and specialized, and attorneys usually prefer to review records in detail. It is usually impossible to tell based on an Avvo question whether someone has a case.
The Baker Act is separate, and you may have a wrongful imprisonment claim or something similar.
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The facts you have reported indicate that you have received diagnoses that are in part psychiatric based. Under the statute that embodies the Baker Act - certain procedures must be followed. There are evaluations by psychiatric providers which support the hospitalization. It may be very difficult to overcome those evaluations, most especially in light of the diagnoses you have reported. You would also need to prove that the delay in providing your diagnoses caused catastrophic damages. In my experience, psychiatric experts are the most costly specialty area of medicine. It may be very difficult to litigate a case like yours based on the facts as you have reported them.
Mike Trentalange in Tampa has had good results in cases involving Baker Acts, however, unless you have been catastrophically injured, he would likely spend more than could be recovered.
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