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Have you taken any steps in the way of legal action against the medical provider with regard to this situation?
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I was discharged on Tuesday July 2nd, so this is the first step I am taking, as I am recovering and feeling a little bit better.
Also, my wife works for the hospital organization, so I'm concerned of any repercussions this may cause her if I pursue legal action.
Hello again, Pedro, and thank you for clarifying the situation for me.It does appear that there was clearly malpractice involved in this case since you were not timely notified of the positive results for Lyme disease, allowing the condition to escalate to a life-threatening situation. The law does provide the right for patients to pursue a medical malpractice claim, seeking compensation for the injuries they have sustained as a result of the malpractice, which can include medical expenses, pain and suffering, lost wages, and future medical expenses as well as compensation for any permanent injury sustained.I would look for a local medical malpractice firm to represent you in this matter. They will typically obtain a copy of your medical records and determine more accurately whether malpractice occurred and estimate the value of your claim. They usually work on a contingency fee basis so there should be no cost to you unless they prevail on your behalf.I'm so glad you are recovering, but this does sound like a good case for seeking damages since much of it could have been avoided.
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Tina, thank you for the answer. Do you think the hospital organization could try to fire my wife if seek legal action?
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