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    About 3 years ago I started violently and uncontrollably throwing up work, my boss called 911, EMS transported me to ER. Enroute to ER an IV was inserted above my wrist but no fluids were administered until I got to the ER. I was diagnosed with vertigo and then ER staff started administering fluids via the IV, it was at this time that my hand and arm started burning and hurting and the pain was excruciating! I screamed for them to stop but they kept going! At that time my hand started to swell and change colors, and they said this was normal and released me! The next day my hand was twice the size and now blue/black so I went to my Dr who sent me back for an vesticular ultrasound which showed a blood clot from the IV site to my armpit! The pain had not stopped either. I was referred to a pain management specialist who started treating me and told me that the IV was not inserted correctly and that I should contact an attorney. So I did and found one to take the case.
    Fast forward to today, the pain management specialist has exhausted all courses of action complete with a spinal implant(that doesnt work) and I am still in so much pain I cannot use my right hand with any normality and the lawyer I hired,,,,,,, hasnt done much of ANYTHING!
    I know I have a case, I MUST! I didnt do this to myself and the useless lawyer will hardly return my phone calls and when she does she doesnt say much of anything except waiting on the hospitals lawyers!!! I think she is just putting it off because she doesnt want to WORK!
    I have called other attorneys who say they cant talk to me since I have one but Im afraid if I fire her the statute of limitations will run out!!
    Im still in pain and my life has been changed permanently! What do I do?????

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    Re: Misplaced IV caused nerve damage and have a deadbeat attorney

    You can formally discharge this attorney, though you may owe fees. You can then retain new council.
    Due to a recent promotion, I should now be referred to as Major Obvious.

    I would not be trying to provide information and knowledge if I did not sympathize.

    Some days it is just not worth chewing through the restraints to face life.

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    • #3
      Re: Misplaced IV caused nerve damage and have a deadbeat attorney

      Have you investigated the statute of limitations? It may have already passed, three years is a long time.

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        Re: Misplaced IV caused nerve damage and have a deadbeat attorney

        I suspect the problem is a bit more complex, in that OP has clear injuries, however, proving the liability of any one entity involved is problematic.
        Due to a recent promotion, I should now be referred to as Major Obvious.

        I would not be trying to provide information and knowledge if I did not sympathize.

        Some days it is just not worth chewing through the restraints to face life.

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        • #5
          Re: Misplaced IV caused nerve damage and have a deadbeat attorney

          Originally posted by groceryjunkie View Post
          About 3 years ago I started violently and uncontrollably throwing up work, my boss called 911, EMS transported me to ER. Enroute to ER an IV was inserted above my wrist but no fluids were administered until I got to the ER. I was diagnosed with vertigo and then ER staff started administering fluids via the IV, it was at this time that my hand and arm started burning and hurting and the pain was excruciating! I screamed for them to stop but they kept going! At that time my hand started to swell and change colors, and they said this was normal and released me! The next day my hand was twice the size and now blue/black so I went to my Dr who sent me back for an vesticular ultrasound which showed a blood clot from the IV site to my armpit! The pain had not stopped either. I was referred to a pain management specialist who started treating me and told me that the IV was not inserted correctly and that I should contact an attorney. So I did and found one to take the case.
          Fast forward to today, the pain management specialist has exhausted all courses of action complete with a spinal implant(that doesnt work) and I am still in so much pain I cannot use my right hand with any normality and the lawyer I hired,,,,,,, hasnt done much of ANYTHING!
          I know I have a case, I MUST! I didnt do this to myself and the useless lawyer will hardly return my phone calls and when she does she doesnt say much of anything except waiting on the hospitals lawyers!!! I think she is just putting it off because she doesnt want to WORK!
          I have called other attorneys who say they cant talk to me since I have one but Im afraid if I fire her the statute of limitations will run out!!
          Im still in pain and my life has been changed permanently! What do I do?????
          You need to check the statute of limitations for your case for three years seems a bit past many states for the type of injuries you suffered. In what state did this happen?

          Has your lawyer filed suit yet?

          A lawyer may be discharged at any time, for cause. Most likely this is a contingency case so you should not owe anything than for copies of your file.

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