Patient Rights – Have Your’s Been Violated

As a patient you have certain rights.   Those rights should not be violated by your medical provider or anyone else.   The first and most important right that you have is to be fully informed of the nature and extent of any procedure that is going to be performed. You have a right to ask questions and you have a right to expect those questions to be answered.   The failure to do so properly by your doctor can result in a separate cause of action for damages that might occur.

Another case in point, a young wife and mother of three suffered severe and permanent brain injury from a medication overdose.   She survived but forever her life and that of her loved ones was changed.   We were able to successfully prosecute that cause of action and were able to attract the sum of money for the family that can provide support and comfort to the mother as well as the various family members for years to come.

Another example comes from the family of a young man that had been suffering from drug and alcohol addiction for a number of years. He was admitted into a treatment facility and during the course of his admission to that facility was severely injured.   Many other firms had already declined representation of this family because they had been seeking an attorney that would be willing to listen to the potential merits of their son’s case.  They had been rejected by many other law firms.  We took the case.  We won.  His family has received some comfort in just knowing that their son had a voice to stand up to the insurance companies and medical institutions, and that we were able to provide that voice to them.

If you think you might have a medical malpractice issue give us a call, at 1-800-332-1992 let’s talk.

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The Value of a Life

There’s no adequate formula for placing a dollar value on the loss of loved one or a severe and disabling injury. It has always been impossible for me to even attempt to place a value on the life of a loved one or place a value on the loss to someone that has suffered a severe and disabling injury, but that is my job. I will give every case I handle the attention and devotion it deserves in order to attract some sort of compensation for that individual.

In a wrongful death action, it is impossible to ask a jury to somehow come up with a sum of money that will adequately compensate a family for its loss.  But, when we are able to attract a jury verdict in our favor and bring closure to a family for their loss we get a great deal of satisfaction in knowing that the family is able to begin its healing process.

My name is Sandra Bucha, and I am an associate at Q Auto & Injury Attorneys. I specialize in Medical Malpractice law. If you think you might have a medical malpractice issue, please give me a call at 1-800-332-1992. Let’s talk.

Documenting Your Case

We encourage all of our clients to keep a journal, a diary, or some sort of log about what they go through throughout the duration of their case. Right after the accident you should write down what happened, in as much detail as you possibly can.  As your case progresses, of course, the memory fades.  You will forget some of the small details which could be extremely important as your case winds its way slowly to conclusion over a period of time.
Equally important is what’s going on with you in your day to day activities.  For instance, if a doctor prescribes medication for you, write down The dosctor’s name, the date the doctor prescribed it, the type of medication and where you got that prescription filled.  If, because of your injuries, you’re unable to do certain activities, such as riding a bicycle, playing golf, beach volley ball, swimming, anything like that, write your thoughts down.  Write down days you have increased pain.  Likewise, you should write down days when you might be feeling better.  A simple entry with the date, the time and a brief description about how you’re doing that day is all you need.
A simple, diligently detailed diary is extremely important.  As the time goes by, the weeks go by, the months go by, some of these important details may be forgotten and those details could be extremely important for your case.
If you have suffered a personal injury as a result of someone else’s negligence, please give us a call here at Q Auto and Injury Attorneys, 1-800-332-1992. We can help.
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