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Hi-- We had trouble with getting your new password XXXXX me-- it never showed up and I had to cal.
Please answer the original Q when you can today and I'll be back online later-- thanks so much.
I don't know what your question is for me
Do you want to know if you have a complaint or you sue for malpractice?
Sorry... I can see I was not very clear. Hard to gather thoughts with vertigo.
Looking to see if I have a valid complaint I guess-- can you think of tests he should have performed prior to placing me on HC?
There is only a small portion of the alternative camp that uses HC therapy in low dose. The main proponent says it cannot result in Osteoporosis at 10 mg. His rep says that if you already have a propensity towards OP that it can exascerbate it. What does the mainstream camp say? Anything I can hang over his head from a legal point of view?
I need to make a new contract-- including tests necessary for tracking as I rebuild the bone. Any suggestions? The nutritionists want a stool test for hormones, etc, thyroid panel plus antibodies-- TPO +antithyroglobulin, a complete hormone panel... as well as reg CBC + ADIFF and basic metabolic panel.
And-- sorry -- my email is not working properly, and have to log on here to retrieve message as of now. Your rep tried to help but I am on a Mac and things are different here...
I will get back to you about this tonight
becuase I have to spell out the elements of a complaint so that they are clear in this case and that will take some time
thanks-- still no email connection-- I'll check back later
Hi-- Off to bed-- will check in in the Am... thanks...
I don't know what happened, your question disappeared
I spent about 30 minutes looking for it
in order to have a complaint/malpractice, you need to prove the following
or your doctor owed you a duty, etc
Now in your case:
1. Did your doctor owe you a duty? YES. He was supposed to care for you. You made an arrangement with him that he was going to be your physician
3. Were you injured? YES. The HC caused osteopenia and osteoporosis. As well, you were not educated to the risks of taking ongoing steroids.
4. Did the breach of duty cause the injury? YES. His lack of knowledge of long term steroid use, whether or not was applicable in you and the fact that he did not discuss the risks cause you injury.
So, YES you DO have a reason for compliant and you can sue, if you want to
I am really sorry about the delay. But I hope that it was worth the wait- and it allowed me to look at your case, more carefully :-)
Please leave positive feedback if this helped :-)
Yes-- that was a great 35. worth...
I do have specific follow up Q's, and will submit later.
(Did you ever find the Q? it popped up w/ my answer.
I have had many mail issues on my end-- so that might be a part of it?)
thanks-- more Q's to come.
OK will do!