I am desperately trying to find a medical malpractice attorney in NY to no avail. Everyone keeps telling me to try the New York State Bar Association. Isn't that a paid subscription site? I tried to go on it but I couldn't navigate it correctly. It doesn't help that I'm... Read more »
The NYSBA does not have a legal referral service for any of the counties in NYC. Every local bar association in NYC, however, has a legal referral service, such as the Bronx County Bar Association, the Brooklyn County Bar Association, Queens County Bar Association, etc. Almost all medical...Read more »
I'm severely disabled.Im almost blind,can't speak, can't move my muscles,haven't brushed my teeth nor taken a shower since a surgery almost 3 years ago.Bedridden,can't feed myself and now its getting harder to breathe.If I go to the emergency room in Bellevue hospital, a... Read more »
If you are in need of emergency, i.e. life saving, medical treatment, an emergency room is required by law to treat you. It is not, however, required to treat you for chronic, non-life threatening medical conditions. Here's something I found online which you might find useful,...Read more »
My lawyer informed me that the reason my lawsuit has been dragged out for so long is due to an awol defendant. It was a car accident that was his fault and caused me to have cervical fusion surgery . It has been 6 yrs and the defendant has not complied with anything and has completely vanished.
That the defendant has gone missing should not, standing alone, delay your case for years on end. If the defendant driver has not complied with court orders directing him to appear for deposition or with other discovery, your attorney can file a motion to either have his answer stricken or to...Read more »
I live in New York, and was driving to work today when a lady that claimed I cut her off rammed into the back of my car (I have front and rear dash cams). It was severe enough to require my car to be towed. She had 2 young children in her Range Rover when she did this. She was admitting that it... Read more »
Sorry to hear what happened to you and your vehicle. Can you pursue legal action? Yes. That said, if the driver intentionally hit your car from behind, her insurance carrier is going to disclaim coverage. As a matter of public policy, insurance companies do you cover intentional torts. And...Read more »
I am the guardian of an incapacitated person (my father). The lawyer assigned to this case chose to not communicate at all. The incapacitated person will no longer benefit from this lawsuit as his present physical and mental condition have worsened and will only get worse as time goes on until he... Read more »
As the guardian of the incapacitated person / plaintiff, you certainly have the right to discontinue the case, regardless of whether it's meritorious. Of course, this will mean that your father's attorneys will not get compensated for any of the work they put into the case (and will...Read more »
You can find many excellent malpractice lawyers using the Find a Lawyer tab on the JUSTIA homepage. You can also try AVVO, Martindale, Super Lawyers and Find Law, all of which have lawyer directories searchable by practice area. Lastly, your local bar association probably has a legal referral...Read more »
I'm going to give a hypothetical,an example. Let's say you go to get your car detailed,the guy says ok,come back tonight to get it,you go back later. The car is detailed but now the engine is missing and the guy tells you he doesn't know what you're talking about. Now it's... Read more »
Before a lawyer can file a medical malpractice lawsuit in New York, the attorney must have the case reviewed by one or more qualified experts and certify to the court that the lawsuit has merit. This costs $$$. If an attorney reasonably believes that your case has merit, the lawyer will obtain...Read more »
The attorney I had keep telling me he was trying to settle my case but I believe he did nothing. There was never a update on my case. The said attorney has been suspended in 2020 and has been still acting as my attorney. He told me he was retiring and a friend of his will take over the case and... Read more »
As my colleague correctly advised, you have an absolute right to look at your file. You do not need a HIPAA authorization to look at your own medical records. And you can retain any lawyer you wish. You can find many excellent personal injury attorneys using the Find a Lawyer tab on the JUSTIA...Read more »
Following a motor vehicle crash, a Police Accident Report is prepared by the police responding to the scene. If the crash resulted in personal injuries or property damage over $1,000, each motorist is required to fill out an MV-104, https://dmv.ny.gov/forms/mv104.pdf Each driver's insurance...Read more »
I'm very sorry for your loss. As my colleague correctly advised, get copies of your grandfather's medical / hospital records and speak with an experienced personal injury attorney. You can find one using the Find a Lawyer tab on the JUSTIA homepage. Keep in mind that in New York, you...Read more »
Sorry for your loss. Generally speaking, a wrongful death lawsuit can only be brought by the duly-appointed representative of the estate, either the executor (if there was a Will) or administrator (if there was no Will). Although you can certainly file a petition to be appointed administrator,...Read more »
I want to identify a defendant via order to show cause with an affidavit of support. Do I need a petition? If so, do I need to buy an index number? Can use the same index number in a lawsuit after the order to show in the same matter? Or do I have to buy a new index number?
Yes, you will need to file a petition (for which you will need to purchase an index number) and move by Order to Show Cause for pre-action discovery (which can only be used to identify a defendant - not to find out if you actually have a viable case). You CANNOT use the same index number in the...Read more »
Sorry to hear what happened to your son. From what I can tell, it appears George Junior Republic is located in Pennsylvania. Which means you'll need to speak with an attorney from Pennsylvania. You can find many excellent lawyers using the Find a Lawyer tab on the JUSTIA homepage.
A lawsuit in New York Supreme Court. The judge rules to send the lawsuit into arbitration. After three years the arbitrator's rule on what each individual will receive. One of the individuals in a lawsuit is not happy with what he is going to receive. Does that individual have any rights to... Read more »
The individual who is unhappy with the arbitrator's award could move to vacate or modify the arbitrator's award. The CPLR sets forth the various ways in which that can be done, https://law.justia.com/codes/new-york/2014/cvp/article-75/7511/ That said, absent some impropriety on the part...Read more »
Yes, it can. You have a written contact with your insurance company which probably contains a right to reimbursement. This basically means that if another party causes you injury for which you receive a settlement, you are required to use the settlement proceeds to pay back your insurance company...Read more »
I live in Brooklyn NY I want to sue my psycho-therapist and her supervisor, they discontinued my care, without just cause I filed a complaint with Patients Relation and received a letter of apology stating the determination of my care was wrong and should not have happened. I have since suffered... Read more »
Sorry to hear what you've been going through. In any malpractice lawsuit, you need to show that the medical professional departed from the accepted standard of care and that the departure caused you injury. Given the cost of bringing such a lawsuit, however, they only make sense if...Read more »
Whether a school would be responsible for the actions of a student during a field trip would depend on whether the student had a history of prior similar behavior such that the conduct in question could have been foreseen and thus prevented. Or if there was sufficient time for a teacher or school...Read more »
Sorry to hear what happened to your fiancé's daughter. As my colleague correctly advised, best for your fiancé to speak with an experienced personal injury lawyer. He can find many excellent personal injury lawyers using the Find a Lawyer tab on the JUSTIA homepage. Keep in mind that the...Read more »
This is in regards to medical malpractice. I had bicep tendon reattachment surgery on my left arm and I can’t twist my wrist. It’s been 10 weeks post surgery. I know people who have had the same surgery and they were able to twist their wrist weeks earlier. There is also numbness in my arm.... Read more »
Although the surgeon could have made a mistake, your condition may also be an accepted and foreseeable risk of the surgery you underwent and not necessarily the result of malpractice. A bad outcome, without more, is not malpractice. As my colleague correctly advised, there is no way an attorney...Read more »
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