I am an rn. I have been listed as a witness in a law suit against a hospital in which i was previously employed. The plaintiff is a patient that i cared for. I have been contacted by the hospitals lawyer to give a deposition. They have asked if i want the hospitals lawyer to represent me in the deposition or if i want to obtain my own counsel. What do you advise me to do?
Is it possible that information provided during the deposition could change my position from that of a witness, into a defendant?
Type of experts: legal professionals with medical/nursing backgrounds+2 Other Responses
Medical malpractice - we’re looking for attorney - settlement with key west hospital.On 10/13/2010 my mom have abdominal constant pain.I took her to the emergency room. They gave iv fluids and pain killers and did x-ray and ultrasound, blood test (white blood cells very high) . Doctor told us that my mom has gallbladder stones attack and he said they will not take her for the surgery. He sent us home with pain killers only that was midnight on wednesday 10/13/2010. On sunday 10/17/2010 morning i had to brought my mom back to the emergency room because she couldn't take the pain anymore even she was using painkillers every two hours. They called a doctor for surgery. They did ultrasound test again which confirmed multiple stones in gallbladder and they took her for surgery right away. After the surgery the doctor came out to talk to me how is my mom doing. First he said he couldn’t perform and had to stop the surgery from removing the gallbladder because the gallbladder was 3-4 times normal size and it was very infected, it was stuck to the stomach and liver and when he tried to remove it she started to bleed very bad. He said if she would get antibiotics her gallbladder would not get so infected and huge and he would have taken the gallbladder right away.He was asking questions about how long she was in the pain and when it started etc. I told him everything and about three days ago they sent her home with pain killers only and he said she was suppose to get antibiotics on wednesday if not the surgery. Why they didn't do surgery 3 days ago? She was in constant pain for three days even with paint killers.After this my mom stayed in hospital and she was released on friday 10/22/2010 with draining tube inside of gallbladder sticking outside until 11/19/2010. On november 19th doctor did a surgery to remove the gallbladder with stones. Surgery took a longer time because as the doctor said the gallbladder was still big. But they did remove the gallbladder by laparoscopy. She was released from hospital the same day. She was at home, she was in pain for another 3 weeks, taking pain killers, very depressed, weak, she is not well at all. She has 8 scars on her stomach instead of 2 if doctor would do something the first time on october 13th, she lost her job because she was home 6 weeks with draining tube and in and out from hospital so they let her go, hospital is calling and wanted us to pay $30,000 for all medical treatment and surgeries. Lucie hockman+2 Other Responses
I am looking expert surge to lawsuit against gtuh washington dc. They
did my surgery call whipple prosesor while i was sedat they ruptured my
dodnam the time of
they were doing my surgery now i am dissabled i have minor kids and old mother depended only my whief work my case was going good last moment
my experty got some problem he is unable to involv for daposition now i am
looking other experty for short of time please helpme. My lyer is josaph blaszkow.+1 Other Responses