i was drinking myself to death, so they rushed me to the ER , the doctor diagnosed me as suicidal and extremely depressed, not making any sense at all, I really really needed and wanted professional help.
The next morning the nurse comes in and threw my clothes on the bed, and said we can't help you , you can call a taxi at the front entrance. I pleaded to stay and get help, she forced me to leave. What happened after that was unthinkable. I need a good medical malpractice lawyer.
If your discharge fell below the standard of care to which you were entitled and as a direct result you have suffered substantial and permanent injury, then you may have a claim. But to be sure gather your medical records and consult local counsel for further clarity.
More information is needed and you should immediately consult with an experienced personal injury or medical malpractice attorney in your area. There is no substitute for an in person consultation with an experienced attorney. They will know the lay of the land for this type of case.
You need to take immediate action. The Statute of Limitations (deadline to file suit) in a Medical Malpractice action is generally shorter than other personal injury claims (i.e. car accident, slip and fall, etc.). In most cases you need an affidavit from a similar medical provider alleging professional negligence. It takes time to put together all documents needed to file a Medical Malpractice lawsuit. So do not delay.
To have an actionable Medical Malpractice case you must convince a Jury that the Doctor's treatment fell below the "standard of care" as compared to similar health care providers practicing in the same field of medicine in the same community. The level or quality of Medical Care is not available in all communities or locals.
Medical malpractice and nursing care facility cases are difficult and expensive cases to pursue. It requires an attorney who is well versed in this area of law and has the money to fund the litigation. A Plaintiff’s medical malpractice attorney may be required to invest hundreds of thousands of dollars of his/her own money to get your case to a jury trial, with no guaranteed outcome. Given the financial risk involved, medical malpractice attorneys need to be selective in the cases they take on. Be prepared to share freely with your proposed attorney any documentation, medical records or information you may have regarding your case. They should be able to advise you early on as to the challenges and potential barriers you can anticipate as your case proceeds.
In a medical malpractice case, most of the witnesses and expert needed to testify at trial are doctors or healthcare providers. By the nature of their jobs, their time and opinions are expensive to obtain. A doctor testifying at deposition may charge the party taking the deposition up to $1,000 per hour, often more for trial testimony.
For best results you should consult in person with a qualified Personal Injury or Medical Malpractice attorney listed on AVVO. There usually is no charge for an initial consultation, but ask. This is not legal advice. You need to speak to an attorney who is licensed in your state for legal advice. This is merely suggestions for you to think about in discussing your situation with the local attorney.
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