Bloglikes - Society https://www.bloglikes.com/c/society en-US Sun, 24 Mar 2019 12:09:06 +0000 Sat, 06 Apr 2013 00:00:00 +0000 FeedWriter The drugs don’t work: what happens after antibiotics? https://www.theguardian.com/global/2019/mar/24/the-drugs-dont-work-what-happens-after-antibiotics Antibiotic resistance is growing so fast that routine surgery could soon become impossible. But scientists are fighting back in the battle against infection

The first antibiotic that didn’t work for Debbi Forsyth was trimethoprim. In March 2016, Forsyth, a genial primary care counsellor from Morpeth, Northumberland, contracted a urinary tract infection. UTIs are common: more than 150 million people worldwide contract one every year. So when Forsyth saw her GP, they prescribed the usual treatment: a three-day course of antibiotics. When, a few weeks later, she fainted and started passing blood, she saw her GP again, who again prescribed trimethoprim.

Three days after that, Forsyth’s husband Pete came home to find his wife lying on the sofa, shaking, unable to call for help. He rushed her to A&E. She was put on a second antibiotic, gentamicin, and treated for sepsis, a complication of the infection that can be fatal if not treated quickly. The gentamicin didn’t work either. Doctors sent Forsyth’s blood for testing, but such tests can take days: bacteria must be grown in cultures, then tested against multiple antibiotics to find a suitable treatment. Five days after she was admitted to hospital, Forsyth was diagnosed with an infection of multi-drug-resistant E coli, and given ertapenem, one of the so-called “last resort” antibiotics.

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Life Insurance: Is an Insurance Comp Required to Contact a Beneficiary Upon Death of Policy Holder https://www.expertlaw.com/forums/showthread.php?t=241583&goto=newpost Sun, 24 Mar 2019 01:03:44 +0000 BlogLikes - Find Most Popular Blogs Insurance Law 'This is blood money': Tate shuns Sacklers – and others urged to follow https://www.theguardian.com/artanddesign/2019/mar/24/sackler-money-tate-modern-art-nan-goldin-oxycontin Pressure builds on other institutions to disavow Sackler family over OxyContin, powerful painkiller linked to opioid deaths

Earlier this year at the Guggenheim in New York, activists objecting to donations from the Sackler family draped protest banners from the museum’s famous spiraling balconies, dropped flyers down through the atrium and pretended to die all over the floor. A gobsmacked public looked on.

Tate Modern has just escaped a similar fate.

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Sun, 24 Mar 2019 01:00:29 +0000 BlogLikes - Find Most Popular Blogs Art and design Culture Opioids crisis US news Opioids Society World news
Lack Of "Clear Cut" Rules Leads To Rejected Claims Of Fraud On Law Partners https://lawprofessors.typepad.com/legal_profession/2019/03/the-california-state-bar-court-hearing-department-recommended-a-30-day-suspension-of-an-attorney-for-dishonesty-toward-his-la.html [Author: Legal Profession Prof]

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Sat, 23 Mar 2019 23:28:26 +0000 BlogLikes - Find Most Popular Blogs Bar Discipline & Process Legal Profession Prof
Modifying 3-strikes theft enhancement would ↓ TX state-jail population http://gritsforbreakfast.blogspot.com/2019/03/modifying-3-strikes-theft-enhancement.html will hear a good little decarceration bill modifying the enhancement for misdemeanor three-strikes theft. This one should have been changed long ago.
Under current Texas law, if at any time in your life you commit three incidents of misdemeanor theft, regardless of the value of the property, prosecutors can charge it as a state-jail felony. Even if the third "strike" is stealing candy from the grocery-store check-out line, prosecutors can seek a felony conviction and sentence.
HB 1240 by Rep. Yvonne Davis would revise this statute in two important ways: First, it would require that the lower-level thefts be within five years of one another to count toward a penalty enhancement. Piecing together a new, theft with two others that are decades old will no longer be allowed.
Second, the penalty increase stemming from a third "strike" would only bump the charge up by one category. So if the third strike were a Class A misdemeanor ($750 to $2,499.99), it would make no difference. But if it were a Class C or B misdemeanor, the penalty would still be a misdemeanor.
This change will further reduce the number of inmates entering Texas state jails, which notoriously have the highest recidivism rates of any facilities in the system.
Just Liberty reviewed Texas Department of Criminal Justice datasets and discovered that three-strikes theft accounted for almost 2,400 state-jail admissions in the 2018 fiscal year. This is the second most common reason for a state-jail sentence after possession of a controlled substance.
A few of those folks would have still gone to state jail under HB 1240. But because most theft involves low-value items, many more people would have been charged with misdemeanors instead of felonies. Grits wouldn't be surprised if HB 1240 all but eliminated three-strike theft offenders in Texas state jails.
Hard to argue with this one: Reduces incarceration in state jails where recidivism is high, reduces public perceptions of unfairness, but still sends a message that repeat theft won't be tolerated. Grits is delighted Rep. Davis proposed the bill and pleased that Chairwoman Nicole Collier is taking it up on the early side this session. HB 1240 deserves strong, bipartisan support from criminal-justice reformers.

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Sat, 23 Mar 2019 23:28:20 +0000 BlogLikes - Find Most Popular Blogs Kathy Mitchell
At the Saturday Mouse Cafe... http://althouse.blogspot.com/2019/03/at-saturday-mouse-cafe.html
... you can talk about whatever you want.

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Civil Rights Issues: Husband Murdered by Guardian and Conservator https://www.expertlaw.com/forums/showthread.php?t=241580&goto=newpost Sat, 23 Mar 2019 20:53:13 +0000 BlogLikes - Find Most Popular Blogs Civil Rights Non Sequiturs: 03.24.19 http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/abovethelaw/~3/IBc57mJnrek/ predicted that Chief Justice John Roberts, a staunch institutionalist when it comes to the Supreme Court, would serve as a moderating influence at SCOTUS -- and so far that seems to be the case, with Adam Feldman noting a "a mild liberalizing over time" in JGR's jurisprudence. [Empirical SCOTUS] * Speaking of SCOTUS, it's high time for the Court to resolve the messy circuit split on email privacy under the Stored Communications Act, according to Orin Kerr. [Volokh Conspiracy / Reason] * The Trump Administration's new executive order about free speech on university campuses might harm rather than help the cause of academic freedom, as Paul Horwitz points out. [PrawfsBlawg] * Republicans aren't the only ones with purity tests for judicial nominations; Demand Justice, a left-wing group focused on the federal judiciary, has high standards for Democratic opposition to Trump nominees. [Bench Memos / National Review] * While you wait for the 2019 edition of Above the Law's law school rankings, check out the latest installment of the "revealed preferences" law school rankings, by C.J. Ryan and Brian L. Frye. [SSRN] * What's next for Kira Systems, a leader in the world of legal AI? Co-founder and CEO Noah Waisberg isn't resting on his laurels -- and he's putting that $50 million investment from last September to work. [Artificial Lawyer] * Fastcase continues to forge new partnerships -- and in its latest alliance, it will give its subscribers access to select titles from the American Bar Association (which, full disclosure, published my book (affiliate link) in 2014). [Dewey B Strategic] * If you'll be in New York this coming Wednesday, consider attending the inaugural Kenneth P. Thompson '92 Lecture on Race and Criminal Justice Reform at NYU Law School, focused on wrongful convictions and the roles of prosecutors and others in the criminal justice system. [NYU Law]]]> Sat, 23 Mar 2019 17:30:19 +0000 BlogLikes - Find Most Popular Blogs Non-Sequiturs Academic Freedom Adam Feldman American Bar Association / ABA Brian Frye Brian L. Frye Christopher J. Ryan Jr Demand Justice Education / Schools Email Emails Fastcase Free Speech John Roberts Judicial Nominations Judicial Nominees Kira Systems Law Schools Noah Waisberg NYU Law Orin Kerr Paul Horwitz Privacy Rankings SCOTUS Stored Communications Act Supreme Court Technology Suspension and Revocation: Arrested for DUI and Had Dl Suspended, but DMV Sent Me a New Drivers License https://www.expertlaw.com/forums/showthread.php?t=241579&goto=newpost I was arrested 1/5/19 for suspicion of DUI. I blew a .09 and a .10. My license was taken from me by the arresting officer. A couple days later I requested a DMV hearing to challenge the suspension of my drivers license. While waiting for my criminal trial and my DMV hearing, the CA DMV sent me a DL renewal. My DL was set to expire in April 2019 and this was a typical DL renewal that they send out 2-3 months before the expiration of the license. I paid the renewal fee and after 3 weeks a brand new drivers license was sent to me in the mail which states no restrictions, and is valid until April 2024. The DMV hearing came up a couple weeks ago and the DMV decided to uphold my suspension. My suspension is from 3/29/19 until 6/29/19. DMV states inorder to get a new DL i must do DUI classes, submit SR22 insurance and pay a $125.00 reinstatement fee. The DMV sending me a new DL has caused me a bit of confusion.
Since I have a DL do I still need to follow through with DUI classes, SR22 and reinstatement fee?
If a police officer were to pull me over during my suspension time-frame and I handed him my DL which states valid until 2024 would I still be arrested for driving with a suspended license? I assume they can still see my DL is suspended in their database.
Is the DMV sending me a new unrestricted DL while I was awaiting DMV hearing grounds for appealing the suspension?
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Manager Managed LLC for Salon https://www.expertlaw.com/forums/showthread.php?t=241578&goto=newpost Hello and thank you in advance for your assistance!
I own a salon in CA. For the last 11 years I have treated our stylists who get paid on commission as independent contractors/1099. I hand-write them checks biweekly for a straight commission of their service sales performed. I do not take out taxes or have worker's compensation for them (I do for my front desk staff, however). This was the industry standard for salons for a long time, even though it was a gray area. However, in light of the recent Dynamex rulings, I no longer feel that this is a safe and legal way to run my business and am looking at options to resolve the legality of my business structure. Obviously making my stylists renters or employees would be one way to resolve this. But this would negatively impact both mine and the stylists' income, and present major cultural challenges for my business. (Not impossible, but definitely not preferable.) However, my business lawyer has presented another option that does not seem very common, and I am looking for advice from other lawyers as to the legality of his suggestion:
My lawyer has suggested creating a Manager-Managed LLC, where I am the Manager and the majority stakeholder and my stylists are the Members, splitting 1% of the company amongst them all (18 or so). So they would each own 1/18 of 1% and would simply buy-in to the business for $100 each. He said that we could structure their normal commissions on services to be payouts for their membership in the LLC, so that we would not have to change the amount or the way anyone gets paid. Does this sound like it could work? Is there anything I should take into consideration when contemplating converting us to this model?]]>
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Title Ownership: Lost Title - Owner Deceased https://www.expertlaw.com/forums/showthread.php?t=241577&goto=newpost How do I get a title for a vehicle that has sat on my property for 12-15 years. Owner has been deceased since early 90's. I simply want to get it removed due to being an eyesore on my property, however the salvage company I contacted said they need a title. I found out who owner was but he passed sometime in early 90's. Not sure what to do.]]> Sat, 23 Mar 2019 13:50:40 +0000 BlogLikes - Find Most Popular Blogs Vehicle Registration and Title Harvard sued over slave daguerreotypes http://www.overlawyered.com/2019/03/harvard-sued-over-slave-daguerreotypes/ Meritless lawsuits should not be welcome in our legal system: a woman who says she is descended from a slave photographed on the 1850 orders of scientist Louis Agassiz is suing Harvard for recovery of the early photo and for unspecified damages. [Joey Garrison, USA Today]

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Discredit On The Profession https://lawprofessors.typepad.com/legal_profession/2019/03/the-law-society-of-british-columbia-on-or-about-january-24-2017-in-the-course-of-representing-your-client-jr-in-a-family-l.html [Author: Legal Profession Prof]

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Revealed: no need to add cancer-risk nitrites to ham https://www.theguardian.com/food/2019/mar/23/nitrites-ham-bacon-cancer-risk-additives-meat-industry-confidential--report A bombshell internal report written for the British meat industry reveals nitrites do not protect against botulism – the chief reason ham and bacon manufacturers say they use the chemicals.

The study, conducted for the British Meat Processors Association (BMPA) by the scientific consultancy Campden, and marked “confidential”, examines the growth of the toxin Clostridium botulinum in the processing of bacon and ham.

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"Pete Buttigieg is the antidote to the Endless Summer of Scam. He’s full of the elite qualifications that you might rightly suspect..." http://althouse.blogspot.com/2019/03/pete-buttigieg-is-antidote-to-endless.html Ulysses and American politics. He learned Norwegian to read a book. He learned Norwegian to read a book. He has a lot of sober, curveball theories about millennials and generational change.... This is a 37-year-old mayor. In any normal situation, we probably would not be talking about him in context of being president of the United States. But in the season of scam, the subtle appeal of Mayor Pete is that, maybe, at the very least, he’s done the work of being who he purports to be."
From "The Romance Of Mayor Pete In The Season Of Scam/Gotta keep an eye out for those scams, but isn't the appeal of Pete Buttigieg that he seems like the antidote to the season of scam?" by Katherine Miller (in Buzzfeed).
I'm fascinated by the conundrum. It's the "Summer of Scam"* and he seems like the antidote to scam.  But isn't that what a scam within a season of scam would look like? We're so hungry for authenticity that we fall for the biggest faker or all? Or did we already do that?
By the way, I watched the HBO documentary, "The Inventor," about that way over-the-top faker Elizabeth Holmes — the woman who was worth $5 billion one day and then $0 the next because her her blood-testing product, "Edison," didn't work and, apparently, couldn't possibly work. But people who should have smelled fakery hopped on board, mesmerized. Wouldn't it be wonderful if it were true.
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* Not to be confused with the Summer of Sam.

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Sat, 23 Mar 2019 10:45:58 +0000 BlogLikes - Find Most Popular Blogs 2020 Campaign Elizabeth Holmes Fake Pete Buttigieg
NHS trusts call in the bailiffs to chase ineligible patients’ debts https://www.theguardian.com/uk-news/2019/mar/23/nhs-trusts-use-bailiffs-collect-debts-ineligible-patients-asylum-seekers-immigrants Despite their heavy-handed methods the collection firms manage to recoup very little

Three-quarters of NHS hospital trusts in England are using private debt firms to chase treatment costs from overseas patients and refused asylum seekers in a practice branded “inhumane” by critics, the Observer can reveal.

Debt recovery firms have pursued thousands of patients for millions of pounds in recent years, prompting complaints of harassing phone calls and intimidating doorstep visits. The debts relate to the cost of treatment for patients who are ineligible for free NHS care under government immigration rules, which were tightened as a result of the “hostile environment” approach Theresa May initiated as home secretary.

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Is the Trump Derangement Syndrome fever breaking? http://althouse.blogspot.com/2019/03/is-trump-derangement-syndrome-fever.html

That the president of the United States owes his office to Russian help is not a theory. It's a matter of record. What we're waiting for Mueller to clarify is how much the president and his team knew about that Russian help before it was delivered. https://t.co/oGR2wvRkDd

— David Frum (@davidfrum) March 23, 2019

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Sat, 23 Mar 2019 09:13:18 +0000 BlogLikes - Find Most Popular Blogs Frum Mueller Trump derangement syndrome
"His sexual needs were his sexual needs, coming from whatever childhood he has or whatever DNA he has." http://althouse.blogspot.com/2019/03/his-sexual-needs-were-his-sexual-needs.html Variety).
“You can say ‘molested,’ but those children, as you heard them say [later, as adults], they were thrilled to be there. They both married and they both have children, so it didn’t kill them.”
When asked if she’s angry with Jackson, she replies, “It’s a combination of feelings. I feel bad for the children. I feel bad for him. I blame, I guess, the parents, who would allow their children to sleep with him. Why would Michael need these little children dressed like him and in the shows and the dancing and the hats?”
She's getting a lot of criticism for that. I'm seeing (on Twitter) that people are saying she's defending pedophilia. She's at least empathizing with the predicament of the pedophile.
She also said something negative about #MeToo: "Unfortunately, it’s going to cause a lot of women not being hired because men are worried they’ll be attacked." There, she's empathizing with the right side, the women, but she's empathizing for the wrong reason.
Streisand hates Trump and she's pushing her new album "Walls" (get it?). She seems to be one of those people who feel sure they're on the right side and there's a danger to that. Confident in your goodness, you can get too comfortable displaying your empathy. You can make mistakes. It can be amusing to laugh at such people when they trip up. But I feel bad for her. Her needs are her needs, coming from whatever childhood she had or whatever DNA she has.

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Sat, 23 Mar 2019 09:01:29 +0000 BlogLikes - Find Most Popular Blogs MeToo Empathy Michael Jackson Pedophilia Streisand
"The Islamic State’s so-called caliphate has been defeated, a U.S.-backed force said Saturday..." http://althouse.blogspot.com/2019/03/the-islamic-states-so-called-caliphate.html "The Islamic State’s caliphate has been defeated, U.S.-backed forces say."
I celebrate this victory, but please forgive me if I look immediately turn to WaPo's treatment of President Trump. The first mention of him is in paragraph 4, and it's negative:
The militants switched gears as territorial defeat loomed, seeding sleeper cells across former strongholds as they prepared a new phase of insurgency. U.S. military officials have also warned that President Trump’s planned troop withdrawal — the shape of which remains unclear — has the potential to create a security vacuum within which the Islamic State could regroup.
Next we see that the dramatic success of the "caliphate" occurred under Obama:
The U.S.-led military campaign began in September 2014 after the Islamist militants rampaged through Iraq, seizing a third of its territory in the space of a week. They described the land that they seized as an Islamic State, and it often bore the hallmarks of a real one. Bureaucrats dealt with household bills and garbage collection. The group even minted its own coins.
Notice that Obama is not mentioned. But the next sentence refers to the current president and just calls him "the president," which I found disorienting because I saw "2014" and thought about Obama:
For the president, victory against the Islamic State marks the fulfillment of a campaign promise and as the battle ground toward its conclusion, Trump had repeatedly declared the group defeated.
So the horrible events that happened under Obama's watch are never tied to his name, and then Trump is not named next to the word "victory" — "For the president, victory" — but he is named later in the sentence where it's more negative — Trump "repeatedly declared" something that sounds wrong, that the group was "defeated" when that didn't happen until just now.

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Sat, 23 Mar 2019 08:16:34 +0000 BlogLikes - Find Most Popular Blogs ISIS Journalism Obama and the military Obama's war on terror Syria Trump And The Military Trump's war on terror WaPo
"Maybe the real Mueller report was the friends we made along the way." http://althouse.blogspot.com/2019/03/maybe-real-mueller-report-was-friends.html Wrote Hunter, in last night's café.
This might be my #1 favorite comment ever.

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Sat, 23 Mar 2019 07:56:17 +0000 BlogLikes - Find Most Popular Blogs Hunter Mueller
Ponds Scam Fails As Ethical Bar Counsel Uncovers Perjured Testimony In Its Own Case https://lawprofessors.typepad.com/legal_profession/2019/03/a-most-unusual-hearing-committee-report-disciplinary-counsel-presented-its-case-in-chief-on-february-11-12-2019-and-called.html [Author: Legal Profession Prof]

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Colorable Claims And Sanction Due Process Addressed By Iowa Supreme Court https://lawprofessors.typepad.com/legal_profession/2019/03/the-iowa-supreme-court-imposed-in-this-matter-the-iowa-supreme-court-attorney-disciplinary-board-brought-a-series-of-charge.html [Author: Legal Profession Prof]

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Inconvenient Facts https://lawprofessors.typepad.com/legal_profession/2019/03/the-new-jersey-supreme-court-ordered-the-disbarment-of-an-attorney-based-on-this-harsh-assessment-of-the-disciplinary-review.html [Author: Legal Profession Prof]

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March Madness https://lawprofessors.typepad.com/legal_profession/2019/03/march-madness.html [Author: Legal Profession Prof]

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Chain Of Broken Promises https://lawprofessors.typepad.com/legal_profession/2019/03/the-new-hampshire-professional-conduct-committee-recommends-a-three-year-suspension-of-an-attorney-with-18-months-stayed-th.html [Author: Legal Profession Prof]

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Judge No More https://lawprofessors.typepad.com/legal_profession/2019/03/the-reno-gazette-journal-reported-a-suspended-washoe-county-family-court-judge-will-resign-his-post-at-the-end-of-the-month.html [Author: Legal Profession Prof]

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Unaccounted For https://lawprofessors.typepad.com/legal_profession/2019/03/news-and-advance-reported-the-license-of-a-lynchburg-area-attorney-and-former-prosecutor-who-is-accused-of-financial-misc.html [Author: Legal Profession Prof]

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Medical Malpractice: Is My Case Worth Pursuing https://www.expertlaw.com/forums/showthread.php?t=241576&goto=newpost Last year I injured my foot, it was a small cut, but I am diabetic and knew the seriousness of even a very small cut. I had just moved to California, so I had to find a doctor in an area I really didn't know well. The doctor that I had found never looked at my wound simply took my word that it was there and told me he would try to get me in to see a podiatrist, but it may take 3 months for them to see me. This, I was informed was the only podiatrist covered under my insurance.
In the wait for 3 months to see someone, this doctor never once took a look at my wound. I would go to the ER a few times when the wound would become infected and be given a course of antibiotics. 3 months finally came, saw the podiatrist and was told to go to the ER that I had a pretty serious infection. I was admitted for a few days and met a surgeon who took over my treatment, he provided wound care as well as surgery. I felt very nervous with this doctor as he had no bedside manner whatsoever - typically he would rush in the exam room, debride my wound and leave before I ever had a chance to ask any questions whatsoever. At one point, my foot became infected again the day before I had an appointment with this doctor. I went to the ER, they took cultures and decided that I did indeed have cellulitis, they decided to wait for the doctor's diagnoses before going further.
Testing this doctor the next day, I said nothing about the ER, I wanted him to see my foot which was obviously infected and take action. This did not happen, he said nothing at all and I had to bring it up to him. He still decided not to take action and sent me home. 2 days later I was admitted to the hospital on my own accord. During this stay it was found that I had osteomyelitis (bone infection). Treatment for this, I have since been told is at least 6-8 weeks of IV antibiotics. Firstly, I was not told that I had osteomyelitis, I overhead a nurse state during shift change it was a possibility to the next nurse on shift. I was very surprised when I was discharged and only put on oral antibiotics. No word of the infection ever conveyed to me.
3 weeks later I felt my foot collapsing underneath me. The pain was incredibly intense, it was almost impossible for me to put any weight on this foot without pain shooting up my leg. The next day I had an appointment with this doctor. I explained my pain, he told me he would not give me anything for the pain, to take ibuprofen. I asked if it was possible my foot was broken, he said no, not likely, and did not show any concern whatsoever. I continued to complain about my pain and how difficult it was to walk. I believe he suspected I wanted pain medication as he again told me to take ibuprofen as needed and that he would see me in 3 weeks. I lasted 2 days and wound up in the ER again.
It was discovered that I did indeed break my ankle. This was when I learned for sure that I did have osteomyelitis and since it was not properly treated caused weakening of my bones and caused them to break. I have forgotten to mention due to lack of proper care, my tiny foot wound had grown, this doctor had cut out about 3-4 inches of my heel, along with the bone infection, I also had sepsis when I was admitted this time.
By the time my stay in the hospital was over, this doctor (I was in the process of changing insurance companies, this unfortunately took about 3 months, and I had to endure life with this doctor in the mean time as he was the only one that would see me.) finally had me on IV antibiotics and of course I could not bear any weight on my foot whatsoever. About one month after discharge, he pulled me off IV antibiotics without even testing anything to see if the bone infection was still lingering or not telling me it should be taken care of by now. A month after this, he told me he wanted me to get a graft to heal my wound.
It was around the time I was able to change doctors, while the new doctor was over an hour away it was night/day. This doctor talked with me about my concerns and did the tests necessary to find out that I still indeed had osteomyelitis and had broken my foot in another location since the ankle break. He also let me know that I very well may lose my leg as the previous doctor did not take the wound seriously and took me off antibiotics far too early without doing the necessary tests to ensure that it was taken care of in the first place. In obtaining my medical records, this doctor also has the wrong foot down as the infected foot (left instead of the right).
All in all it has been almost a year since this started, nearly a year since I've been able to work - I've been in and out of the hospital so often it is impossible to keep a job and now I spend 5-6 hours a day with commute in the hyperbaric chamber, not to mention I am on a strong course of antibiotics and with the threat/stress of losing my leg it is impossible to find work to support myself at all. I have been told that this doctor should have done more, had he started me on IV antibiotics when osteomyelitis was detected I would not have broken bones, I would be weight bearing and would not have needed the hyperbaric chamber - essentially, this wound should have healed many months ago and I would be able to work and fully support myself. In the 3 months I have been seeing my new doctor who is following the book for this infection, my wound has practically completely healed, something the other doctor could not accomplish after 6 months of it growing out of control from a very small wound to a gaping wound with exposed bone.
I know that it is difficult to find a lawyer in California for medical malpractice under the best of situations. I am afraid a lawyer would laugh my case out of his office. I am so sorry this is so long, I just feel so much has happened that needs to be stated for this all to make sense. Do I have a case, or should I just let it be as it wouldn't be worth a lawyer's time to take the case on? I feel this doctor caused more harm than good as he really did not treat me whatsoever - his lack of care led to my wound worsening and broken bones, all while he laughed at my pain and told me to take OTC medications. Most importantly, he has me in financial ruin as I try to fix everything that he has done incorrectly. He could not even diagnose a simple wound infection or possible broken ankle!
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Sat, 23 Mar 2019 02:01:33 +0000 BlogLikes - Find Most Popular Blogs Malpractice Law
Medical Malpractice: Expert Reviewing Records https://www.expertlaw.com/forums/showthread.php?t=241575&goto=newpost Hello, when a malpractice attorney sends records to an expert to review records, would this medical expert be an expert in the concerned specialty. For example if the injured person sustained injury by a ENT doctor would the expert be a ENT specialist or can he/she be from any field and calls himself/herself an ' expert'.
I am asking this because I realized today that the attorney with whom I was working with had sent out my records to a Cardiologist for ' expert review', though my issue has anything to do with a Cardiologist. I find this ridiculous :(
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Fri, 22 Mar 2019 23:29:37 +0000 BlogLikes - Find Most Popular Blogs Malpractice Law