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My question is regarding care my mother received in a physical

My question is regarding care my mother received in a physical rehab. She arrived there after a month in a hospital for a GI bleed. She recovered well from that and was able to walk and get up with minimal assistance. After a couple of weeks at the rehab facility she developed a UTI and a pneumonia. Mom started having some visual hallucinations, which she realized she was having. All of mom's care givers acknowledged this was most likely the result of the Uti because "everyone acts like this with a Uti". They collected urine from a non sterile container for a culture- that makes it impossible to get an accurate culture. I asked the nurse when I found out that was how they collected it, about getting a sterile specimen since they had put in a catheter by then. She thought that was "probably a good idea". Quite a while later a nurse came in to do just that, but it was clear she really didn't know how to collect urine from a catheter. I had to tell her how, ( I'm an RN for 38 years). However even after all this, there was no treatment started. I asked the nurse on duty if the dr had prescribed an antibiotic or does he or she even know. He said they knew, yet nothing was started. I asked the next day, still nothing. On Monday, still nothing. So when the NP came around she said she was not aware either. Mom lost valuable Medicare days but more importantly she lost strength and momentum. Prior to the hospitalization, mom went to a senior aerobics class 3 days a week and drove herself to the grocery store, very active. She now is trying to regain strength. Should I pursue this?

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In April 2014 I fell at a well know restaurant. Since then

In April 2014 I fell at a well know restaurant. Since then they have taken the responsibility and as of today waiting on BCBS to give me final numbers as to what they require back from the establishment. BCBS is my insurance provide and has paid all claims to date regarding this fall.Ankle and a wrist. Both are better, but know they will not be the same going forward. Wrist has had therapy and cortizone shots. May need surgery if this doesn't help the pain and uncomfortableness.Ankle - had to go through therapy for 3 months...continued at home at the request of the Dr. and physical therapy staff. Bump on tendon will most likely stay due to scaring.I spoke to a lawyer at the time and he suggested just going through the restaurant that it would be up to me to prove they were not at fault. Luckily they are up front they now they were at fault.How do I know what is a good settlement for my injuries?

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On Feb 9, 2016 I tripped over a cement stop block at HEB (grocery

On Feb 9, 2016 I tripped over a cement stop block at HEB (grocery store) in Alamo, TX I sprained the tendons & muscles in my left foot & dislocated my Left shoulder. Was treated at Knapp Medical Center in Weslaco TX I filed a claim with HEB. They have offered me $1000 settlement or file a claim with CMS which would pay anything Medicare wont cover I am 73 yrs old. The settlement claim has a statement that I am concerned about being "Medicare is not being reimbursed. Nevertheless, I acknowledge that it is possible that this settlement may impact future Medicare benefits and that I have relied solely on my own judgment in accepting this settlement) I don't want to mess up my Medicare benefit What is your feeling on this. Thank you

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ScottyMacEsq

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I completed a complex lower jaw implant surgery and was referred

I completed a complex lower jaw implant surgery and was referred to a supposedly excellent prosthetologist for the teeth for the implants and a new upper denture. The latter has knowingly put me through 3 unbelievable agonizing visits in which he torqied and ubtorqued the lower teeth ignoring my complaints of pain and finally acceding ungraciously to my demands for novacaine. Then he failed to inject sufficient novacaine on each visit, so he had to reinhect the novacaine into five or more sites twice more at my insistence. The pain was so great that it did not end with the visit. I finally have all the teeth, but the bite on the upper dentyre needs badjustment or the implants will fail. I cannot bring myself to go back to this man for the adjustments, even though all the work has been paid for. I have an extremely high pain tolerance, but i lie awake in pain, anger,and fear. Meanwhile all this work has been paid for, but I have to bring myself somehow to trust a new dentist-and I'm not sure I wil ever be able to trust one again--capable of fixing the bite and relining he upper denture with hypoallergenic material; the present one is like wearing acid (as was an earlier reline does by the same office). I have paid this dentist,about $11,000 and three months of being toothless and in pain. Is there anything to be done? I will never again visit a dentist without fear.

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ScottyMacEsq

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My granddaughter was walking her dog on a leach when it sniffed

My granddaughter was walking her dog on a leach when it sniffed near a fence and was killed by an illegally set trap. She had to sit and watch her Lad that she raised from a pup. Can she sue for the anguish she had to go through.

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I live in a no-fault state. I am covered by my car insurance

I live in a no-fault state. I am covered by my car insurance policy. I also have medical insurance coverage. I was injured when my car was towed by the cable extending from the tow truck. Thus it is not clear whether it is car related accident and notclear the amount of fault. There are four scenarios. 1) It is car accident in regards ***** ***** insurance company and not the tow truck driver truck -- would my own insurance company pay for my medical expenses as part of no-fault car coverage. 2) it is car relatedaccident in regards ***** ***** insurance company and also car related accident in regards ***** ***** driver truck. who then pay for my medical expenses? 3) it is NOT car related accident with respect to my car insurance but car related accident with respect to towtruck driver truck. Who then pays for my medical expenses? 4) it is not car related accident with respect to my car insurance policy and to tow truck driver insurance policy. Who then pays for my medical expenses?

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N Cal Attorney

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I was billed over 21k by a hospital, stating they were out

I was billed over 21k by a hospital, stating they were out of network. I was in pain and on meds when my surgery was scheduled. I was told by Urologist employee to get labs done down the hall (at the hospital), and bring them my surgery packet. I did that and gave them my insurance info. 4 months later they bill me 21k. Should I sue them for mental anguish? I have depression and anxiety disorder.

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Law Educator, Esq.

Attorney At Law

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I was assaulted 2 weeks ago in Oregon. I was hit in the back

I was assaulted 2 weeks ago in Oregon. I was hit in the back of the head with a dinner plate and knocked unconscious. Police, ambulance and the Emergency Room. 6 staples in the back of my head. The lawyer from the accused has already contacted me twice and asked to settle the civil suit for $7500 leaving the criminal case up to the courts. Two questions: do I have to hire a lawyer in Oregon or can it be a lawyer from Colorado where I live? Secondly, this seems like a low offer given the fact that I am scarred for life on the back of my head. Advice?

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ScottyMacEsq

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My wife is being sued over a wreck she was in. At the seen

My wife is being sued over a wreck she was in. At the seen she was cited for not yielding the right of way. Then challenged it in court. The officer that issued the ticket didn't show up to the court proceedings, twice, and the ticket was dropped. Nowmy wife got served with papers saying she's being sued for no less than a 100,000, no more than a million, for mental anguish, pain and suffering. My wife has a small photography business and after hearing her side of the story, there is no way she was atfault. What should I advise her to do?

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