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I had a brain injury at the end of 2011 but did not discover the cause until 2017.

I had a brain injury at the end of 2011. It was medication that gave me the brain injury. I didn't know this for sure until 4-17-17 when I finally read my medical records. I couldn't before because I was too brain damaged to read it. I would have a nervous break down when I tried, and I didn't even understand what it was saying.

04/22/2017   |   Category: Civil Actions » Medical Malp...   |   State: Louisiana   |   #36122

What is Depraved Indifference in Medical Care?

Question: In a senior citizens care facility in Washington D.C, the staff and nurse fail to recognize a patient lapsing into an unconscious state due to a severe case of dehydration. In this state of unconsciousness for 3 days the family members then insist the patient be taken to emergency room at local hospital where the hospital confirmed patient sustained acute renal damage...

07/01/2011   |   Category: Civil Actions » Medical Malp...   |   State: New York   |   #25127

Is My Worsened Condition a Case of Medical Malpractice?

ithe doctor gave me some medicine that swollen my fingers up ,they are leaking fluid,very sore.i went to the doctor twice still no help ,may the 9th will be two month i been going through this ,do i have a case?

04/22/2011   |   Category: Civil Actions » Medical Malp...   |   State: Arkansas   |   #24697

Can I Sue for Medical Malpractice If a Delay in Diagnosis Caused More Suffering?

My daughter 22 years old has a mental illness and was having horrible pain on her stomach, many times to emergency room, drs. visits, sometimes they admistired drugs for pain, and sometimes they didn't, they were thinking she wanted to get high, did all the regular test in emergency room, until finally the specialist surgeon perform special test called HIDA, and find out her ga...

03/22/2011   |   Category: Civil Actions » Medical Malp...   |   State: Colorado   |   #24458

Do I Have a Medical Malpractice Case if Delay in Treatment Made a Condition Worse?

I had a procedure done that resulted in a punctured lung. I was sent to another doctor for the care of the punctured lung. He sent me home because the puncture was so small, he felt it would heal on it own. Twice that night I called him telling him how much I hurt. The second time he told me to tough it out till the morning. The next morning I went to see him and 1/3 of my l...

01/25/2011   |   Category: Civil Actions » Medical Malp...   |   State: Utah   |   #24077

How Do I File a Medical Malpractice Claim in Virginia?

I am seeking assistance on behalf of a friend who has decided to file a malpractice case against her surgeon due to paralysis on her face and life long treatments. Her statue of limitations will expire tomorrow on 4/28/2010 and she was encouraged to file the complaint herself in court by her specialist. The problem is we don't know what form to use. I have looked at several s...

04/27/2010   |   Category: Civil Actions » Medical Malp...   |   State: Virginia   |   #21930

What is Patient Abandonment?

I am a physician doing hospital work and was told 5 days before the fact that I would have to work with another physician who has been very hostile and rude to me and others. I told my employer I cannot work with him anymore. They are now threatening me with patient abandonment. Can they do that if I gave the notice (as much as they allowed me to)? Isn't that harassment on thei...

07/28/2009   |   Category: Civil Actions » Medical Malp...   |   State: California   |   #17841

How Do I Start a Medical Malpractice Claim in North Carolina?

How do I go in front of a judge to complain about about a medical malpractice case? I have to be heard; it's a matter of life and death. I need surgeries.

06/17/2009   |   Category: Civil Actions » Medical Malp...   |   State: North Carolina   |   #17025

Do I have a case for medical malpractice

I let a friend stay with me for a short time. Then we got into a argument and I told him to leave. He began to threaten me. I told him to leave again. I had a recorder with me and recorded him the second time he threatond me. I told him to leave and indicated I had a gun at hand. He left. Then he called the cops and told them a pack of lies. He told them I had been suicidal an...

04/13/2009   |   Category: Civil Actions » Medical Malp...   |   State: ALL   |   #15967

Is it malpractice or wrongful death when a patient dies of pneumonia?

In California, is it malpractice or wrongful death when a patient dies of pneumonia-related to septic shock after surgery due to his inability to communicate pain. He had been over-sedated because he was incorrectly logged in as having dementia. The hospital staff never noticed that he was dehydrated from not eating or drinking; never diagnosed the pneumonia; and released him ...

02/20/2009   |   Category: Civil Actions » Medical Malp...   |   State: California   |   #15313
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