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- Nursing Home Abuse
- Medical Malpractice
- Personal Injury
- Health Care Law
- White Collar Crime
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- Law Offices of Darren O'Quinn, PLLC
- University of Arkansas - Little Rock
- J.D. (1987) | Law
- Honors: Honors
- Arkansas State Bar
Articles & Publications
- Pharmacy Negligence
- Arkansas Trial Lawyers Association
- Pharmacy Law , University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences , Little Rock, Arkansas
- Doctor of Pharmacy
- Arkansas State Board of Pharmacy
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4 Questions Answered
- Q. Can a state employee sue a private citizen in Arkansas? Is there a statute that states this? Can you cite the statute?
- A: It depends. Clearly, a state employee can sue as an individual if a private person has harmed the employee. If the employee is not suing in an individual capacity, but rather for a wrong to the state, then they need state government authorization.
- Q. Can I take a physician to court for not providing proper pain relief after major spine surgery?
- A: If you are in Arkansas, this would be a difficult case but a patient in pain should have adequate pain relief. I would need to know about your prior prescription history (Donets seem reasonable to prescribe less pain meds immediately after surgery than the patient was on without surgery (maybe later if the surgery is a success, but not immediately afterwards during acute recovery. With that said, proving damages (the money value of how much the extra pain harmed you as determined by a jury) would probably make this case uneconomical for an attorney to pursue. You might file a complaint with the Arkansas State Medical Board if it is here and they will investigate (including having the doctor explain). The instructions on on the zboards website. Best of luck, Darren.
- Q. I noticed that my dad (in a nursing home) developed a bed sore. Is this a sure sign of neglect?
- A: It depends on the Stage (1-4 with 4 being the worst), the location (pressure point), and whether he had a medical condition that prevented him from being turned or significantly impaired his circulation. Give me a call to discuss.
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