Wrong Treatment

Many of the malpractice cases we handle stem from clients whose doctors have diagnosed their condition properly, but have treated their condition improperly. An example, a client we had reported to his doctor with extremely high blood pressure. The doctor gave him medication that made that blood pressure dropped precipitously. As a result our client suffered a severe and disabling stroke. Another client had knee pain that was appropriately treated initially by the doctor or appropriately recognized. But he was given a certain medication that eventually caused him to suffer from severe end stage kidney failure. Another client reported to the emergency room and said he was dizzy. The doctor recognized this condition, prescribed certain medication that actually caused him to hemorrhage and eventually suffer a severe, disabling stroke. Occasionally doctors make mistakes. The lesson to be learned here is, with any medication read the instructions, ask questions, and have your doctor tell you about any and all possible side effects of the medication he is recommending. Remember, he is working for you. If you think you might have a medical malpractice case give us a call. We can help. Our toll free number is 800-332-1992 or mailto:info@qlaw.com Check out our latest podcasts on iTunes for free .

Reluctant

Sandra Bucha, Attorney with Q Auto & Injury Attorneys has seen more than her fair share of medical malpractice cases. She shares this advice.
I often get calls from people that simply do not want to file a malpractice case against a particular doctor. But, they do have questions about whether he made a mistake. I find myself quite often telling them, “I understand that you like this particular doctor. I understand that you’ve grown to trust this particular doctor. But, even your doctor can make a mistake and it is important for him, for the sake of other patients that he might see, to be responsible for those errors that he has made.”
If you think you might have a medical malpractice case give us a call. We can help. Our toll free number is 800-332-1992 or email us at
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M.M.I. Doesn’t Mean STOP!

After you’ve been in an accident your medical treatment status might be confusing, even after the doctor has explained it to you. He might say he’s given you a permanency rating or even say you have reached maximum medical improvement or M.M.I. When you reach M.M.I., the doctor is simply telling you that he has done all he can to help improve your condition. This may mean that you will have to seek another doctor or specialist. This might lead to different types of treatment including; different types of physical therapy, epidural steroid injections or other medications, or even surgery. After you reach M.M.I. you might think that all you can do now is go home and to sit around waiting for your case to settle. This is where you’d be wrong. Remember, that by continuing treatment you are sending a message to the insurance company that you are seriously, if not permanently injured. This continuing treatment might be costing you but it not only helps your physical condition due to your accident but helps us get you the proper settlement in your personal injury case. If you have been injured, have questions or think you have a case, give us a call. We can help. Our toll free number is 800-332-1992 or email us at info@qlaw.com Check out our latest podcasts on iTunes for free.

Borrowing Against Your Claim

I have to tell you about one of the things that is the most miserable things we deal with in a personal injury case. Companies out there who want to lend you money against your claim. I’ve seen it too many times and it’s understandable, people run into financial problems as a result of an accident or being laid up as a result of malpractice. I know that sometimes you cannot work. Sometimes there are ongoing medical problems and you’re financially strapped. But, I have to warn you, whether you’re one of my clients or the client of any other attorney out there, do not borrow money from companies willing to take a lean on your personal injury claim.
A lean means that they attach their loan to that personal injury case and when your case is settled they’re right there like the buzzard ready to pick that settlement clean. Now you might think, ‘well they were good enough to offer me money so why not borrow it’? I’ll tell you why not, because the interest on that is astronomical.
You may think you’re only borrowing a thousand or two thousand dollars. But six months, a year or two years later when your settlement comes through you may find that the one thousand dollar or two thousand dollar loan, has now become a ten or twelve thousand dollar payback!
Think I’m exaggerating? Talk to some of the people you know that have been involved in some kind of a claim that have in fact borrowed the money and you will hear the stories from them of how terrible the amount of interest is they had to pay. Believe it or not, in the state of Florida it is absolutely legal for these companies to do that.
I’m warning you, do anything you can to avoid these companies. Go to your credit union, go to a bank, go to your mother or father or your cousin or your sister or some friend to help you out. But do everything you can to avoid these companies that want to take advantage of you during a very difficult time.
We can help you make those decisions. If you have any questions call us. We can help. Call us now. Our toll free number is 800-332-1992 or email us at info@qlaw.com. Check out our latest podcasts on iTunes for free at
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What is a “Contingency Fee Attorney”?

We get phone calls inquiring whether or not we are willing to represent an individual who has suffered a loss as a result of an automobile accident. The first thing we are asked is, “How much is it going to cost me? I don’t have a lot of money and I really can’t afford, at this time particularly, to pay for a lawyer.”
It’s important for everyone to realize, you don’t pay up front for a personal injury lawyer. Personal injury lawyers are called “Contingency Fee Attorneys”. We only get paid if you receive a settlement. Our fee is contingent upon you receiving some money. We get a percentage of that. A contract approved by the Florida Bar, which is used by most lawyers, grants the attorney one third of the total recovery. Believe me, when you have spent hundreds of thousands of dollars in doctors’ bills you want the best recovery you can get to pay off all those medical bills, to pay off the repairs to your car and to put money in your pocket for future problems you may experience. Paying a third for that privilege is a bargain.
If you’ve suffered an injury as a result of someone else’s negligence, an auto accident, a slip and fall, or more importantly medical malpractice, call us. We’re here for you.Our toll free number is 800-332-1992 or email us at
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A Doctor’s Negligence

One of the most difficult aspects of being a medical malpractice attorney is that we get calls from people that have very real injuries, life threatening injuries, permanent injuries. Whether it’s physical scarring or actions that occurred during surgery that left them completely paralyzed or brain damaged or caused strokes. They call us up and they say, “You know I really, really trusted my doctor. I thought that he knew what he was doing. I don’t really want to go after him for monetary damages. It’s not really about the money. It’s about how I’m going to have to live with this permanent problem for the rest of my life. What can I do?” To the best of my ability I try to answer some of those questions. It is heart-wrenching. These people do not necessarily want to sue their doctor. They may have had a relationship with this doctor for years. This is especially true when you’re dealing with mothers who’ve seen their own doctor for years. Perhaps they’ve had a number of pregnancies before that have been handled perfectly appropriately, and those children are living perfectly healthy lives. But then they have one child and during the pregnancy they’ve trusted their doctor and that doctor fails to do something or treat the mother while she was pregnant in some way that has caused that baby to become blind at birth, brain damaged at birth or to require future surgery. It is heart-wrenching to hear that an infant that may only weigh three to four pounds or a less may require open heart surgery. It is hard because these patients that come to us truly have trusted their doctor and they find it difficult to say, “Doctor you did something wrong and you left me harmed.” I try to work with these patients, our clients and tell them it isn’t about the money, it is about neglect. I tell them that even doctors make mistakes and even doctors need to be held accountable. Only through the court system and the legal system at this point can we even begin to attempt to compensate these families for their devastating losses. If you believe you or a family member has been injured as a result of medical negligence of the provider or a hospital give us a call we can help. Our toll free number is 800-332-1992 or email us at info@qlaw.com Check out our latest podcasts on iTunes for free at http://goo.gl/srejbD

Informed Consent

Attorney Sandra Bucha, specializes in medical malpractice law with Q Auto and Injury Attorneys.
We often receive telephone calls from individuals who have been left with severe injuries as a result of what they thought would be a routine medical procedure. They often tell me, “My doctor did not explain to me that I could be paralyzed from this procedure. My doctor did not explain to me that I could be left without an ability to speak as a result of this procedure.”
A provider may tell you that the procedure they are recommending for you is routine, but ask your doctor about any and all complications that could occur from your procedure. Only then, only after you are fully informed of all the potential consequence and complications of any medical procedure should you then decide to proceed or not with the treatment.
If you believe you or a family member has been injured as a result of medical negligence of the provider or a hospital give us a call we can help. Our toll free number is 800-332-1992 or email us at
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Why Should I Hire a Lawyer?

Leonard McCue, PA, founding partner of Q Auto & Injury Attorneys offers his thoughts on an age old question….
So, I’m often asked, “Why should I hire a lawyer?” It’s a question we hear all the time. It always reminds me of the story of David and Goliath. Keep in mind, you’re David and the insurance company is Goliath, a formidable opponent. Remember that when you are dealing with the insurance company of the person who caused the accident. You are at a serious disadvantage. They don’t want to deal with you because you are trying to pry money, for whatever reason, out of them.
You may want to have your car fixed. They don’t want to do it. You may want to have your doctor’s bills paid for. They don’t want to do that either and they will make life difficult if not hell for you. As a matter of fact, insurance companies are the greatest source of referrals to our office, because of the frustration that they can create for an individual trying to deal with them.
Just keep in mind that you do not have the slingshot that David had. More likely than not, you’re not going to topple Goliath by yourself. If you have a problem as a result of an automobile accident, please give this a call. Let us fight for you. Our toll free number is 800-332-1992 or email us at info@qlaw.com
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Avoid Being a Victim of Medical Malpractice

The best way to prevent a medical malpractice from occurring is to ask the hard questions. How many times has this doctor done this particular procedure? What are the risks involved? Has he had any bad outcomes? Has he in fact been disciplined by the Department of Health for any of his actions or inactions?
With that information in hand you may decide to go to a different facility. You may decide to select a different doctor. You can protect yourself and your loved ones by asking the right questions and making right decisions.
If you or a family member has been injured as a result of medical negligence of the provider or a hospital give us a call we can help. Our toll free number is 800-332-1992 or email us at
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First Impressions

Sandra Bucha is an attorney at Q Auto & Injury Attorneys who specializes in medical negligence cases. She reminds us that it may not be just the caregiver in a case of medical negligence who is ultimately responsible and accountable for your injuries.

First impressions as to who might be responsible for any injury resulting from medical negligence are often inaccurate or incomplete. An example would be if you go to emergency room and receive certain treatment from an emergency room physician. That particular physician might be employed by a particular clinic. That particular clinic may provide that particular emergency room doctor to the hospital involved. All of these entities may actually be responsible for the injuries that you or your loved one has sustained. It is the attorney’s job to determine that all who might be responsible are appropriately held accountable.

If you believe you or a family member has been injury as a result of medical negligence of a provider or a hospital give us a call. We can help. View the most recent podcast for Q Auto & Injury Attorneys with this tip and other interesting legal information at http://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/guide-for-personal-injury/id495693563
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