ER Nightmare

Without a doubt some of the most difficult cases we handle are those involving children. We recently handled a case involving a young fifteen year old; a young fifteen year old girl who was born with a heart defect. She learned to live with that heart defect. Her doctor told the family that as long as she was properly monitored and given the proper medication and saw her doctor regularly that she should still, despite this defect, live a little of a long and happy life.
Unfortunately, when she was around thirteen she contracted a virus of sorts, something similar to a simple cold or flu that you and I might get. But as a result of this virus, given her heart condition, she ended up having to have a heart transplant.
A heart transplant at the age of thirteen is scary, but it went well. She was doing very, very well. She was active in school. She was a beautiful young girl doing very well in academics and sports and participating fully in life.
Just a short while ago, as she turned fifteen, she told her mother that she wasn’t feeling well. She knew she had to go to the hospital. She said, “Mom, I think I’m dying. I don’t feel right.”
Her mother took her to the emergency room of a local facility. She went in to that emergency room and she told the nurses there, “I am not right. I need to see someone immediately. I feel as though I am dying.” For 4 hours this young teenager kept telling the nurses in the emergency room, “I don’t feel well. I feel as though I am dying.”
It wasn’t until 4 hours later that the cardiologist finally arrived in the emergency room. Within moments of his arrival in the ER this young, vibrant teenager suffered a massive heart attack and never recovered. The cardiologist, the nurses, the hospital and facilities each need to be held responsible and accountable so this will never happen again.
Give us a call if this sounds familiar to you. 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 or YouTube for free.

Why Take Your Case To Trial?

This post is from Board Certified Trial Attorney Derek Reams:

With the internet, Google, Yahoo and all of the social media outlets that we have at our disposal, how do you pick an attorney that’s going to best represent you and handle your case?
My suggestion would be to call that attorney directly. Ask them a variety of questions. Ask how many times has that law firm handled your type of case?
Whether your case is a motor vehicle accident case, a motor vehicle vs. pedestrian, medical malpractice, dog bite or any other type of personal injury claim, it’s important to know whether that law firm has handled those cases in the past and has handled them with success.
The next question should be, does that law firm in fact take their cases all the way to trial?
Insurance companies keep a list of attorneys and law firms. On this list are attorneys and law firms that settle their cases and attorneys and law firms that go to court taking their cases to trial. You want the attorneys that go to court and go to trial because the insurance company routinely and regularly offers better settlements to those attorneys and law firms that try cases versus those that settle just to get the case over and done with as quickly as possible.
We at Q Auto and Injury Attorneys go to trial, whether it’s for medical malpractice, slip and fall, motor vehicle crashes, most types of personal injury cases where someone has been injured through the negligence of another. We try all the cases that we can. The reason we do this is it gets the best results for our clients and it sends a message to the insurance companies, “We Mean Business”. It also tells them that no matter what settlement offer they are making, we won’t accept it and we will try the case before a jury if it’s means getting the best results for our client.
Call us at Q Auto and Injury Attorneys and talk to one of our attorneys experienced in the trial process. They can answer most any questions you may have regarding your case. Our toll free number is; 800-332-1992 or email us at info@qlaw.com. Check out our latest podcasts on iTunes or YouTube for free.

Examination Under Oath

Q Auto & Injury Attorney’s Edward Izquierdo, J.D. has some guidance for you if you’re asked to do an “Examination Under Oath” as part of your insurance claim.
More and more of our clients are being required by their insurance company to do an “Examination Under Oath”. An examination under oath is the first time the insurance company gets to talk to you “on the record” regarding your accident and the medical treatment you’ve received surrounding that accident.
Often, these examinations are to help the insurance company figure out if they’re going to pay the full personal injury protection benefits or to value any future settlements you may be entitled to should you carry under insured motorist coverage on your own policy. These questions should be centered on your policy with the insurance company, the accident and any treatments you’ve had with any doctors regarding the injuries from the accident.
Even though all the insurance company wants to know is information about the accident, it’s important that you have your attorneys there with you to make sure the questions asked are appropriate and pertinent to your case. But just because questions should be about your policy and treatment doesn’t mean the adjuster or the representative from the insurance company doing the examination will stick to those questions. You want someone in your corner that can step in if a question goes off topic and into things the insurance company has no business asking about.
These examinations are nothing to be worried about. It’s simply a time for them to gather facts and for you to tell your side of the story. Still it’s important to have an attorney there with you throughout the entire process to protect your rights.
So 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 or YouTube for free.