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Has Anyone Filed A Law Suit Against Maker Of Metoprolol
How can I get someone to review medical records for a negligence lawsuit my husband almost died from lithium toxicity in jail. He has permanent disab. He is now in prison. The medical dept won't review his records so I have a power of attorney and am tryi
Could/should someone on medication for high blood pressure join the army or persue a career on law enforcement?
Possible problem: http://usmilitary.about.com/od/joiningthemilitary/a/heart.htm. "current or history of hypertensive vascular disease is disqualifying. Elevated blood pressure defined as the average of three consecutive sitting blood pressure measurements separated by at least 10 minutes, diastolic greater than 90 mmhg or three consecutive systolic pressure measurements greater than 140 mmhg is disqualifying.". ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Is there any law against a patient leaving the hospital emergency room with a hep lock or IV access still in his arm?
No: However, most hospitals will require you to sign a form that states that you understand that by leaving against medical advice, you might be at risk for serious complications. ...Read more
The kern country veterans service department gave it to me that letter says we r trying a claim of fermin Rodriguez for dependent indemnity compensation. In order to win this claim the death certificate must be amended to show in block 112 ischemic heart
6yr old is currently on life support following an epileptic seizure. She has been told she has encephalopathy. Is there possibility of recovery.
Kids are resilient..: Without knowing any of the details, it is impossible to say. In general, children have an amazing capacity to recover from adverse events. The child's doctors can hopefully give some guidance as to what to expect, but sometimes all we can do is provide supportive care and hope that the child recovers. Time will tell. I hope she gets better soon. ...Read more
Legal matter: Consult your attorney. In order to get power of attorney in the first place the elder had to give you this voluntarily at some earlier time or have a judge grant it to you after a competency hearing. This would imply that you have permission from either the individual or the state as represented by the judge. It would be illegal for you to forge a power of attorney. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
My husband is blacksmith who works in any metal. Could he make a prosthetic like those students from ipt?
Some parts: Current prosthetics have multiple metal parts but most custom parts of prostheses are not metal. One of the most important parts is the socket (where the part of the limb left fits in). These are made of special polymers or carbon fiber. Most prosthesis now are modular. The socket is custom but other parts are purchased and put together to make the final product. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Would there be an institution which has records about the new sexually transmitted diseases? (Working on that information has not reached my hospital)
"New" is relative: In general, the Center for Disease Control (CDC) here in the US is our go-to institution for information regarding STDs and every other infectious illness we encounter here. Check out their site: www.cdc.gov ...Read more
Reasonable care. : Best is to let an attorney have expert witnesses testify as to the reasonableness of care and whether the care was the standard of care for the medical specialty involved. This will include any duty owed to the patient for care, breach of that duty, whether the breach of the duty is a direct causation of the alleged malpractice, and the damages claimed. If both negligence, and damages related to the negligence cannot be proved, there is no medical malpractice case. ...Read moreSee 3 more doctor answers
Just purchased a juicer macine called nutribullet. Product conatins a warning in the manual stating anyone on cholesterol-lowering medication should ?
My mother in law has end stage liver failure, the doctor prescribed methylphenidate 0.50 tab. Is that a wise choose since she is an alcoholic? We live
Hard to say: You submit nine words describing the issue and want an analysis of the care given by a local doc.This doc has the benefit of a full history, exam, and a plan for treatment. Sorry, your brief description of the case leaves so many questions unanswered that there is no way to comment on one prescribed med. Sorry if you are confused or sad, but these are questions you should ask that doc,not on line ...Read more
My father in law is on life support from a drug overdose and his kidneys are shut down. Will he ever b the same? He was unresponsive w/ bed sores also
This aged, disabled person, a consequence of a catastrophic cerebral event, or “stroke“, has been relegated to a wheelchair …in a nursing facility. Having objected to placement in that facility it has falsely alleged this disabled person is “..Incapacit
This : This appears to be primarily a legal matter and i suggest to contact an attorney who is knowledgeable in this area. Since the issue of capacity of that individual has been raised, it may be helpful to obtain an opinion of a geriatric psychiatrist as to the nature of that individual's disability. Oftentimes a stroke could significantly affect the person's speech and hence the ability to communicate while leaving the ability to think, reason and make informed decisions intact. Distinguishing between these possibilities could be important in planning future care for this individual. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Has anyone heard of using a bounce dryer sheet in your pocket as an insect repellant? Is that a myth?
Myth: It is a myth.Get a more detailed answer ›
Can a person get pneumonia from handling pigeons? Owner of pigeons has about 13 of them, unknown breed, and feeds them on a daily basis.
There : There is a rare form of pneumonia that is transmitted by certain birds, including pigeons called psittacosis, its caused by a bacteria called chlamydia psittaci. The transmission is typically from inhaling the feces from the birds or inhaling the dust from the feathers, and less commonly from being bitten by a bird. The symptoms of this type of pneumonia are similar to more common types (fever, chills. Cough with sputum production etc.) if you have sick pigeons have them treated right away and while handling them always wear a mask! ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Does an old drug charge prevent someone from a future in the medical/dental field? Is there any point for a prospective medical/dental school student to dedicate themselves and apply to a school if that person was charged with possession of marijuana in
Hello. : Hello. Although i know medical doctors who have had an arrest for issues with drugs or alcohol in their youth, I am not a lawyer. Avvo. Com also has a legal site. Please pose this same question on that website. This allows lawyers to provide a public service by providing answers to legal questions free of charge. Good luck with your career in the medical field. Take care. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Competence: This is a question more suited for answering by a lawyer, but in my opinion, as long as the person with power of attorney remains competent to make judgements about finances, property and persons, then he or she can remain the power of attorney. ...Read more
My cousin has leukemia, but he is he is illegal immigrant in the united states. Is there an organization that can help reduce the hospital bills?
Consider: Community fund raising. Alternatively, seek out information from the american cancer society or the community cancer support groups located in cancer centers. Lastly, if he has insurance in his home country and is stable to travel the best idea is to return home for treatment as this is the least expensive method for receiving treatment, again assuming he has insurance in his homeland. ...Read more
What is the best way to fight an insurance co that denies approval for a rhizotomy recommended by 3 mds? Appeal letter sent; 2 peer:peer reviews done
Keep fighting: The only way to win is to persevere. This is a stare down competition the first person to look away loses. It sucks that it takes all this effort, but it took me and one of my patients almost 1.5 years to get procedure approved. We never waivered and obviously the treatment helped and was appropriate for care which inevitably helped. Good luck! ...Read moreSee 3 more doctor answers