Personal Injury Law
Personal Injury Law Questions? Ask Personal Injury Lawyers.
so in order to pursue this, my regular doctor would have to testify that their was negligence on the first ER visit and state the following infection was due to the UTI not being treated? Also, what are the statute of limitations on something like this?
typically lawyers that handle medical malpractice cases have certain medical doctors they can have review cases or is it the responsibility of the client to get a case reviewed? Something of the nature that I described as happening, what can be asked for in the lawsuit? just reimbursement of medical bills and if so If someone has insurance that has paid for the majority of charges would it be pointless to sue?
Yes, most attorneys will have access to expert witnesses/doctors who they call on to review medical records.
You could not recover for anything insurance has paid as that would be double-dipping (getting paid twice for the same thing). However, you could sue for future medical treatment, pain and suffering, emotional distress and possibly damages other loss of quality of life and long-term effects.
That's where a medical doctor could review and opine as to whether you'd have damages like that in this situation.