My mother has just passed away by the sudden heart attack today. Please help.
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Asked by: theplayer-ga
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11 May 2004 00:46 PDT
Expires: 10 Jun 2004 00:46 PDT
Question ID: 344497
Please help me. My mother has just passed away by the heart attack today. This is such an unexpected death for my mother, though. My mother is 67 years old. She used to have the arrhythmia symptom but it was a mild one. Whenever my mother went to the doctor's offices, the doctors, including the cardiologists, told us that there's no serious problem. I don't know how details I am supposed to reveal the situation. Basically, she went to the cardiologist's office for a regular check-up. What I was told was that she was doing the stress test and she fell down. She immediately went to the emergency room. Unfortunately, she passed away while entering the door of the main emergency gate. What I was told was that she transferred to the another hospital for the medical examination because she passed away before she came into the emergency room. I can't even see her face because she is under the medical examination. I didn't quite understand at first why I can't even see her until next morning. Now I think I'm getting a little about the situation that it's the law and that's the way it is supposed to be. I think I need the time to cope with this sudden situation. I want to have enough time to investigate why my mother collapsed during the regular check-up and how I should handle this situation. However, I don't think I have enough time right now because the funeral should be held soon. Here are my questions: (1) I would like to keep the posibility to bring a lawsuit against some physicians. Of course it is not a certain plan but please let me be prepared for it. I'll definitely call to the lawyers tomorrow but I want to know what I am supposed to do for the preparation here. (2) The medical examinators will examine my mother's case. But everyone else is isolated from that procedure. All we are going to have is the report they make. Of course I must trust them to do in a professional way and must trust the system. I am really nervous what the result turns out, though. I was told that I can hire the private physician as an investigator and do the job, but I don't know the physician which I can trust 100% at this time. What is the best way to deal with this situation?
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Re: My mother has just passed away by the sudden heart attack today. Please help.
From: kriswrite-ga on 11 May 2004 07:55 PDT
Hello theplayer~ First, please allow me to express my condolences. Loosing a parent can be earth-shattering. My father is dying of leukemia, so I well know how difficult this can be. (And I have advanced warning!) Try to give yourself alone time to overcome your shock. Hopefully you have someone to help you with all the preparations that must be made just now, to take some strain off yourself. Like most of us, when we go through such a shock, you?re probably not thinking 100% clearly. Try not to make any major decisions without first dealing with the reality of your mother?s passing on. Through your pain, you may have to remind yourself that doctors don?t know everything there is to know about the human body?-not even the best doctors in the world. It is possible that no one could have predicted your mother?s death. It may feel better to place blame somewhere?-to explain this horrible ?accident? in concrete terms. But sometimes it just happens?-and nobody could have done anything. There is no way for me to know whether or not this is the case with your mother; I only mention it as a possibility. However, if you feel strongly that you want to pursue an investigation, the first thing to do is find a good attorney who deals in this sort of case. That attorney should guide you in all the aspects you?re asking about: What information to help him or her gather, how to find a private medical examiner, etc. You also want an attorney good enough that he or she will admit *if* no fault has been done on the part of the doctors or hospital(s). One of the best ways to find an attorney is to call the American Bar Association; they will give you the contact information for a reputable attorney who deals with this sort of case. You can contact them at (800) 285-2221, or visit their website at: http://www.abanet.org/legalservices/lris/directory.html I hope this information proves helpful to you. I am posting it as a comment because I don?t believe this information answers your question in quite the way you were expecting. If it answers your question to your satisfaction, let me know, and I will post it as an official answer. Best wishes, Kriswrite
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