My husband had lithotripsy performed that lacerated his kidney. As a result, he lost a lot of blood. While in recovery,

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Customer: My husband had lithotripsy performed that lacerated his kidney. As a result, he lost a lot of blood. While in recovery, he was left unattended to dress, despite that his blood pressures had been low. As a result, he passed out, hit the floor, incurred a laceration requiring stitches and a concussion. No one came in to find him. When he woke up, he had to yell for help. He was in the hospital 3 nights and is battling low hemoglobin. He received blood transfusions and plasma transfusions.
JA: What state is your husband in? It matters because laws vary by location.
Customer: We would like to sue, but it is difficult to find a lawyer. We are in Warner Robins, GA.
JA: Thanks for all these details. What steps have you taken so far?
Customer: I wrote the Hospital’s President. They wished us well. 😕 We have called lawyers, but they felt it would not have enough compensation.
JA: Is there anything else the Lawyer should know before I connect you? Rest assured that they'll be able to help you.
Customer: We have been collecting the records.
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Medical malpractice cases are extremely involved, technical and expensive. They are designed to be difficult to prosecute. The reason is that the court only wants to hear the most meritorious of claims, and the legal system does not generally like to second guess medical professionals. That being said, when there is a meritorious case, the recovery will typically be significant. You need to prove that the medical provider's actions breached the reasonable state of care for a typical medical provider, that the resultant treatment resulted in verifiable damage to you and you need a certification from a licensed physician that the case has merit in order to proceed.

If you suffered injuries, and your medical records verify it, you may have a claim for damages. You will need a medical expert witness to thoroughly review your chart. should strongly consider hiring a medical malpractice attorney to handle your claim for you. MedMal lawyers generally work on a contingency fee basis - there is no fee up front and they will be paid based upon a percentage of your recovery. While certainly, you have a legal right to handle the matter yourself, if you have a lawyer, the defendant will take your case more seriously, and it will likely result in a larger recovery than if you try to handle the claim personally. The insurance company will not take the claim seriously, nor significantly increase their offer until such time they believe that there is a legitimate threat that it will be litigated with someone who has experience in the judicial system.

To find a Medical Malpractice attorney, first, attorneys on this site are not allowed to represent customers to the site or give referrals.

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This site is only for general information - which I have provided to you. In order to find an attorney, I would recommend contacting friends or a family member for a recommendation. Or if you cannot do that you can contact the local county bar association which should have a site online.

In order, the best approach would be:

1) Seek a referral from colleagues, friends or family members who have had a successful experience with a lawyer.

2) If none is accessible you can call your county bar association or access the bar association online and request a referral for a lawyer.

3) Go online and do a legal search. There are many websites. Some solicit advertising revenue from lawyers in exchange for placement position - so you should be wary of that. Martindale.com does not. So that's a good site. But there are others: avvo.com, lawyers.com, findlaw.com, nolo.com among others. You can read bios and reviews.

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