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can i sue a hospital for messing up my back with a spinal tap?my back had popped when they put the nedle in. in lots of pain at 19 years old.

2 Answers. Asked on May 08th, 2012 on Personal Injury - California
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i was pregnant at the time it was like a year and a half ago and it affects my work
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Answered on Aug 19th, 2012 at 5:07 AM

Medical malpractice occurs when a medical professional is negligent either by acting or omitting to act and the professional negligence causes the treatment to fall below the standard of care used in the profession and the negligent treatment results in injury or death. For a medical malpractice case, a plaintiff must establish: 1) medical professional owed a duty of care to the patient 2) that duty was breached 3) the breach of duty caused an injury 4) damages resulted from the injury.

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Answered on May 12th, 2012 at 4:22 PM

John Bisnar

You need to consult with a California personal injury attorney well versed in medical malpractice cases as soon as possible.  The time within which to sue on a medical malpractice claim in California is generally one year from the date of the medical error.

The one year statute of limitations does not start until you are 18, so you may have time left but not much.  Consult a medical malpractice personal injury attorney today to see if you still have time to file a complaint.

John Bisnar

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