Is this cause for a lawyer?!
Question: I recently miscarried. The placenta stayed in me for eight hours afterward and then the doctors did a D&C. For two weeks afterward I dropped what I assume was pieces of placenta. very painful. So far the only infections I acquired was a bladder infection. I'm still waiting for the worst to happen. I am seeing a doctor. I am not dying or dead, would a lawyer take the case?
Answers: I recently miscarried. The placenta stayed in me for eight hours afterward and then the doctors did a D&C. For two weeks afterward I dropped what I assume was pieces of placenta. very painful. So far the only infections I acquired was a bladder infection. I'm still waiting for the worst to happen. I am seeing a doctor. I am not dying or dead, would a lawyer take the case?
personal injury lawyers work on contingency- that is, they don't get paid unless they win the case, usually about 25% to 50% of the award given to you. You could contact one or two and see what they think about your situation.
One caution though, in some states, if you bring an action and lose, though the lawyer you retained won't get paid, you may have to pay the court expenses for the defendant side.
Yes, i lawyer would defiantly take your case
thats a hard one because some lawyers wouldnt be interested and some would. contact LegalAid for free 15 minutes of legal advice. that's all you need in order to find out whether to bother with hiring a lawyer or not.
Best thing would be to got to a citizen advice bureau and also to another doctor, because if you are feeling miserable and the doc doesn't do more, then it is neglect and then it becomes automatically a legal case.
However, you will have to prove that you tried to get better treatment.
what case? your illness is not a get rich scheme
Have you tried to call a lawyer and ask him about it? It probably depends. Also did you sign a paper about arbituration or so from your doctor if there are problems? That would affect that situation.
Yes the majority of good malpractice lawyer would take the case. The delay in the D&C is malpractice. But the lawyer will warn you that it will be a pain to prove all of the facts of your case and get you the most possible for the pain and suffering.
First, please get a second opinion from an OB/ Gyn before you do anything legal. Once the physician states that as was a case of malpractice then seek legal action. :)
Ok, i can understand that you feel angry because you must have suffered some pain and discomfort. However, please keep in mind that doctors aren't perfect, and that they do all they can within their own power. Frivilous lawsuits about bladder infections raise the costs of medical insurance and doctors' fees, which ultimately can put doctors out of work. Who will you go to then for your D & C? All I am saying is that yes, doctors should be held responsible for making deliberate and careless errors that cause permanent injury, but please dont hang doctors for errors that can only be attributed to human error. And yes, they too are human.
I assume you mean would a lawyer be interested on a no win no fee basis ?
If that is your question, not really unless you can show negligence. The fact that something hurt or was unpleasant does not mean that it was performed incompetently.
If you can get reputable medical opinion that your problem was as a reusult of the D&C, and that no reasonable doctor should have allowed this to happen there may be some grounds.
However, even if you show negligence you have not suffered any lasting damage at this point other than anxiety.
Assuming negligence there may be a prospect of a modest damages payment for the anxiety and temporary pain, however Med-Neg cases are always hard fought and expensive (reports would be several thousand) so I would not get too excited finding a lawyer unless things get much worse.
I am not discounting the symptoms, BTW, however real money in damages comes from permenant effects and I think you need to be realistic.
To be honest, I'm not sure why you think you have a case at all. 8 hours later is no big deal for a D&C, in fact, many doctors would prefer for your body to expell the placenta naturally following a miscarraige. A D&C can actually be quite dangerous and can sometimes result in a great deal of scarring and infertility. You've suffered no complications to the treatment that was performed. I'm sorry for your loss but it seems you are looking for money for nothing.
More then likely you signed a release when you had the D&C. So answer would be no.