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Two Doctors at OHSU have declared that I have Alzheimer's. I do not! I am 77 years old and do have mild memory problems. I need legal assistance.

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I am living in Oregon, Clackamas County

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I have an appointment at the VA hospital on April 2, 2018

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My father had Altzheimer's. However it has been determined that the cause was due to his mother's defective mitochondrial DNA. All of his brother's and sister's had the same affliction. I received my mitochondrial DNA from my mother.

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Can I Sue two doctors who have misdiagnosed my situation, and for how much? They have deprived me of the ability to drive a motor vehicle 3 times the last 3 years.
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I'm sorry to hear about your situation. This to me sounds like a classic case of negligence based on medical malpractice if you have reason to believe they incorrectly diagnosed you and it caused you the harm of not being able to drive. Negligence simply means that there was a duty that the other party owed and they breached that duty in some way. What is most important is that it is proven that the defendant breached their duty of care because that is what mostly determines whether there is a cause of action. Basically, the question is, “Did the defendant’s actions fall below the standard of care for a reasonable person in a similar situation?” If the answer to that question is yes, then there is negligence and you are entitled to damages. Damages can be difficult to calculate, but if you click here you can use a calculator help you understand.

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