What to do abpout possible medical malpractice?

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What to do abpout possible medical malpractice?

Long story but my mother had IPF and was not told although X-rays from many different years showed the diagnosis. Pulmonologist told her nicorette was OK to use;told her she would need a transplant but failed to tell her that nicorette would prevent her from getting it. Wouldn’t and didn’t do anything to help. A rare and great GP gets her into aclinic where she is listed for transplant. They give her a drug, not even approved for end stage lung disease, that sends her spiraling to her death. Should I speak to a personal injury/malpractice attorney? In Wood County, WV

Asked on October 18, 2010 under Malpractice Law, West Virginia

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M.T.G., Member, New York Bar / FreeAdvice Contributing Attorney

Answered 11 years ago | Contributor

I am so sorry for your loss.  Yes, the best thing for you to do is to speak with a medical malpractice attorney in your area.  The consultation on the matter should be free.  Medical malpractice actions generally are actions that are very strictly regulated - if that is the word for it - under the law.  In some states you have to have a certification from another doctor that malpractice - or at least a divergence from acceptable medical practice - exists in order to be able to even file the action.  An attorney skilled in these actions will be able to take apart the pieces of what happened to your Mother and put them back to see if they fit the puzzle, so to speak.  Bring all your documentation. Good luck.


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