My question involves Medical Malpractice in the state of: North Carolina
Do I have a case???
On the same day that my doctor diagnosed me with Mononucleosis, he administered three vaccinations (dtap, hep b, and meningococcal). I have been told that administration of vaccinations to the moderately sick who have suffered from a fever because of their illness deviates from the accepted standards of medical care. After a week, I went to the ER because of spontaneous bruising and was diagnosed with Idiopathic Thrombocytopenic Purpura (ITP). I was admitted into the hospital for three days and still suffer from it today having to get my blood checked at the hospital bimonthly and having to take steroids to keep my platelet count up. An option for treatment that my hemotologist is considering is a Splenectomy. We have hospital bills that amount to $50,000+ and that's on top of the pain and suffering, missed work, future complications, possible loss of an organ, and stress placed on my family and me. I have the hospital discharge summary from my hemotologist suggesting twice t hat the ITP could have been caused or aggravated due to the three vaccinations given at the time that I was ill with a virus. Do I have a case? How much compensation am I looking at?