Liability for surgery mistake resulting in a hemothorax?

I went to the emergency room for a collapsed lung. During the procedure to evacuate the air in my chest cavity the PA (Physician’s Assistant) cut an artery causing a hemothorax (collection of blood between my lung and chest wall). I spent 7 days total in the hospital. I underwent surgery for the hemo/pnumothorax and... Read More >>

Doctor Stitched My Foot Before Anesthesia Took Effect…

I cut the bottom of my foot a half inch deep and 3 inches across. I went to the emergency room and the doctor injected me with a numbing agent in my big toe then started stitching right away. She didn’t wait for the anesthesia to take effect. I almost blacked out from extreme pain... Read More >>

ER Doctor Didn’t Give Me an MRI…

I fell and twisted my leg. I heard 3 pops when it happened. It hurt BAD. This occurred at 11:30pm and I don’t drive, so I waited until the next morning. By that time my knee had popped back into place but I could barely get up and down, or move my leg in any... Read More >>

Complaint for Mistreatment in Emergency Room?

I got dizzy and fell at my house. I injured my head when I fell and had to go to the Emergency Room. I wanted to make sure I didn’t have a concussion, and also get some relief from the extreme pain I was in. The ER staff never managed my pain while I was... Read More >>

Medical Malpractice Case: Injection in Sciatic Nerve?

I think this is a medical malpractice case. I was given an IM injection in the ER. I questioned the location choice but the injection was given in the same spot anyway and it hit my sciatic nerve. I now can’t use my leg, I have continuous pain due to the injection into my sciatic... Read More >>

In a Car Accident While Pregnant…

I was in a car accident on February 20, 2008. We called 911 and for about 45 minutes no one came. My boyfriend was driving the car. I had back pain when the accident happened and later that day went to the emergency room for the pain. I was 2 months pregnant and the MD... Read More >>

Stroke caused by spinal epidural?

I went in for an injection (spinal epidural) in the neck for pain. The day after the injection I couldn’t walk and was having spasms on my right side. I had lots of pain and had symptoms like a stroke. I went to the doctor and told him I had lots of weakness, numbness and... Read More >>

Pharmacy gave wrong dosage to baby…

I went to the pharmacy to get my one year old son’s prescription. I brought it home and gave him the dosage that was on the bottle. This bottle of medicine was supposed to last him for ten days but the bottle was so small, it was not going to last for four. I took... Read More >>

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