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1 Answer | Asked in Medical Malpractice and Personal Injury for Arizona on
Q: Do I have a dental malpractice case if my dentist was negligent and left me with no teeth since last summer?

My dentist was to extract all my teeth & replace them with 3 bridges and 6 implants on each arch. Surgery & implant placement was in July of ‘21. I was sent home with a denture that didn’t properly fit because they never took since impressions were never taken. After several failed... Read more »

Sean Woods
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Sean Woods
answered on Jun 2, 2022

As with everything, it depends. It sounds like you have been through a terrible ordeal. You likely could have a case - these types of cases require preliminary expert reports, so to get to the case, you would need a dental surgery expert to review the records and opine on what went wrong and why.... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Personal Injury, Civil Litigation and Landlord - Tenant for Arizona on
Q: I received a civil lawsuit complaint &waiver of service summons form & not sure if I should sign it. I need assistance.

I am not sure if I should sign the waiver because I haven't had time or money to get legal advice. I already filed an answer denying the complaint saying I went to court for this incident.

Sean Woods
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Sean Woods
answered on Apr 28, 2022

While all cases are different, the waiver is a standard procedure in Arizona if the parties are in communication. It provides an additional time period beyond the normal Answer deadline for a party to file an answer.

Waiving service saves costs and gives the person answering 60 to respond...
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1 Answer | Asked in Personal Injury, Products Liability, Intellectual Property and Small Claims for Arizona on
Q: Can I sue the company that made these sweatpants for not holding my phone ?? Repeatedly drops out walking up a staircace

Or the phone company ? It’s an iPhone XR and it’s damaged by falling out not more than a causal walk up a staircase.

Matthew Maerowitz
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Matthew Maerowitz
answered on Mar 24, 2022

On many legal claims you have to prove that the company did something wrong. Did the company making the sweatpants tell you or market their product as being able to securely hold the iPhone XR without falling out? Is the iPhone XR advertised to be able to securely fit in these particular... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Employment Discrimination, Employment Law and Personal Injury for Arizona on
Q: What lawyer would I need if iv been denied for my invoice by fiduciary of ex employer due to lack of detailed services?

Denied my 1509hrs of 24hr in home care giving for my ex employer sum of $24,304.00 invoiced to the fiduciary. And denied due to (if is discrimination ) for I am now relationship with ex employers daughter that the fiduciary is now suing and is malicious and only acts through Ill will and now denies... Read more »

Tim Akpinar
Tim Akpinar
answered on Feb 26, 2022

An Arizona attorney could advise best, but your post remains open for three weeks. What kind of lawyer do you need? Of the categories you chose, an employment attorney might be a logical starting point. The other two categories you posted under, Employment Discrimination and Personal Injury, do not... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Personal Injury, Workers' Compensation and Environmental for Arizona on
Q: I am being exposed to cleaning chemicals at work, by a business next door to where I work. Can I take them to court?

They say they are allowed to dump there by the City of Sedona, I stand above the drainage pit all day for 9.5 hours every day, for 8 years, burning eyes, throat, lungs. I have complained to my boss, his boss, the business that's dumping, and the city of sedona, who says they are allowed to do... Read more »

Joel Friedman
Joel Friedman
answered on Feb 25, 2022

Thank you for your inquiry. I see a couple of issues you want to follow up. I would first contact the Arizona Department of Occupational Safety and Health (https://www.azica.gov/forms/adosh2213) and the US Department of Occupational Safety and Health (I don't have a link to the federal form),... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Personal Injury for Arizona on
Q: I was injured by a cashier she had pinned me between the shelves and the full U-boat, manager never asked me anything.

I think I forced him to write my name. I was told to call the store if I was going to get checked over I went to the ER left wrist pain and swollen and contusions on my hips. Have a wrist brace that I need to wear. Their insurance company Sedgwick gave me a cold call and left a message to send text... Read more »

Tim Akpinar
Tim Akpinar
answered on Feb 9, 2022

An Arizona attorney could advise best, but your question remains open for four weeks. I'm sorry for your injuries. You could continue to try to reach the carrier. The fact that a claim has been set up for you is a good thing. It doesn't necessarily mean anything about the strength,... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Civil Litigation and Personal Injury for Arizona on
Q: My mom wants 20k because I "ruined her life" by existing and injured her 7 years ago (conflict resolved). Am I liable?

I am currently in the process of moving out (getting kicked out, choosing not to go through eviction) and my mother is demanding 20k. I am 24, COVID hit hard. Mom has cited that it's because I injured her when I was 17/18. I had hit her with an ipad during a time when I was mentally unstable... Read more »

Stephen M Vincent
Stephen M Vincent
answered on Jan 23, 2022

There's a two-year statute of limitations for her to bring a lawsuit over you hitting her with an iPad. Since she didn't file within those two years, she is past the deadline. If she file, you should file a Motion to Dismiss.

As for all other issues you raise, the two of you...
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2 Answers | Asked in Personal Injury and Car Accidents for Arizona on
Q: In car accident cases do lawyers get billing records from the hospital stay if their is one?
Matthew Maerowitz
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Matthew Maerowitz
answered on Jan 20, 2022

Yes, getting the bills for all your medical records is very important if seeking recovery for damages of related medical treatment. This can sometimes be tedious to do without the help of an attorney and sometimes it is difficult to correctly present a claim if you have one. You should contact a... Read more »

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2 Answers | Asked in Personal Injury for Arizona on
Q: Nov 1,2021 at a store from a cashier, I spoke with a manager didn't take my statement. I ended up going to ER.

Segwick is the insurance company that handles the store, I received one cold call and I have called left messages, text's and email's. Is there anything I can do?

Matthew Maerowitz
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Matthew Maerowitz
answered on Jan 13, 2022

If the store is at fault, you may be entitled to recover damages. Contact a personal injury attorney to go over what happened. Many of us offer free consultations.

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1 Answer | Asked in Personal Injury for Arizona on
Q: If I had a knee replacement and now I have a 1/2 inch height discrepancy do I have any recource?

I had surgery at specialty orthopedic hospital was told had xray in OR to confirm procedure. It is nor just the limp, is also causing pain

Tim Akpinar
Tim Akpinar
answered on Dec 17, 2021

An Arizona attorney could answer best, but your question remains open for three weeks. The answer depends on additional details beyond the scope of this brief textbox format. If the height discrepancy was the best outcome possible under the circumstances, and there were no breaches of a duty of... Read more »

2 Answers | Asked in Personal Injury and Workers' Compensation for Arizona on
Q: Hi there so broke my hand at work 4 to 5 weeks ago . in that time I have seen doctor every week. 1 week into break I wa

I was released to go back to work. Just don't use hand..as of today my hand is not in a cast and it should have been weeks ago. My hand hurts and will heel wrong . so future looks bad for hand. They did give me a wrist brace with wrap. This all sounds not right. This is a workmans comp.... Read more »

Joel Friedman
Joel Friedman
answered on Dec 17, 2021

Good morning. It's not clear from your message how you believe your hand was broken and should be in a cast (like an x-ray or something else), and why you think you cannot do your regular work, since you apparently have been to a doctor who would make those decisions. It will make a difference... Read more »

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1 Answer | Asked in Personal Injury for Arizona on
Q: Do I have personal injury claim for pain & suffering caused by my doctor failing to help me when requested?

I am a 71-year-old man who has been certified by the Federal Government as Totally and Permanently Disabled. Sun Life Family Health Center, Inc. in Casa Grande, AZ (SLFHC) was my Primary Care Physician for over 6 years, and I was already permanently disabled before I came to SLFHC. Because I live... Read more »

Tim Akpinar
Tim Akpinar
answered on Nov 28, 2021

An Arizona attorney could advise best, but your question remains open for a week. If you believe you suffered damages resulting from breach of a duty to provide you with proper medical care, you could reach out to med mal attorneys in Arizona. Most law firms that handle med mal cases offer free... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Personal Injury for Arizona on
Q: I tripped walking on a sidewalk. There was a square that is lifted making me trip and fall on my knife. Do i have a case

It was night and not very lit. So I couldn't see that the sidewalk lifted.

Tim Akpinar
Tim Akpinar
answered on Sep 12, 2021

An Arizona attorney could advise best, but your question remains open for a week. It could be difficult for an attorney to answer your question without additional details - severity of the defect, negligence on the part of the owner, dimness of lighting , nature of injuries, how knife was carried,... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Personal Injury and Car Accidents for Arizona on
Q: I was driving in a parking lot in Tucson, AZ. I was established and driving forward in a through way lane (main lane).

Another driver drove in front of me out of an aisle/feeder lane and we collided. Is there common law in AZ regarding negligence as it pertains to a vehicle in a feeder lane and a vehicle in a throughway lane colliding?

Tim Akpinar
Tim Akpinar
answered on Aug 5, 2021

An Arizona attorney could advise best, but your question remains open for two weeks. Only an Arizona attorney could meaningfully advise on state-specific vehicle and traffic law. The general rule in most jurisdictions is that vehicles in the main roadway have right of way over vehicles entering... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Employment Law, Personal Injury and Health Care Law for Arizona on
Q: If a home healthcare agency sends an aide to a client's house that brought bed bugs into the clients home,can he sue?
Tim Akpinar
Tim Akpinar
answered on Jun 28, 2021

An Arizona attorney could advise best, but your question remains open for a week. It sounds like it might be a difficult case. With such cases in general, connecting the infestation to the alleged source (to the exclusion of other possibilities) could sometimes present challenges. Additionally, if... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Personal Injury for Arizona on
Q: Court’s decision that I’m not at fault was not accepted as evidence by arbitrator. Is this legally erroneous?

The rulings with respect to evidence was unfair, deprive due process rights. The arbitrator’s decision; I’m 80% at fault other party 20%. It’s legally erroneous.

Tim Akpinar
Tim Akpinar
answered on Jun 12, 2021

An Arizona attorney could advise best, but your post remains open for three weeks. At this point, you could reach out to an attorney to review. They're likely going to want to review both decisions to make any kind of meaningful determination. There's a tab above (Find-a-Lawyer), or you... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Personal Injury and Products Liability for Arizona on
Q: I had a pen torch blow up in my hand like a gun twice, same brand. Faulty design can't hold psi when filled.

The product is dangerous, if u would have had my ignition source in range it would have blew my face off, burned me and anyone close. First time it pelted my chest bruising it and second it grazed along the ends if my finger tips leaving a slick friction burn and almost shot my gf in her face. I... Read more »

Tim Akpinar
Tim Akpinar
answered on Apr 27, 2021

An Arizona attorney could answer best, but your question remains open for a week. As a general premise, an injury victim would not usually be able to base damages on injuries that "could have" been. The standard would be "actual" damages. Those types of damages generally need to... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Personal Injury for Arizona on
Q: Do I have a case

Case Description: Yesterday I was walking into Safeway and tripped on the curb and fell onto my hands and knees I was so embarrassed and I got up despite the pain I was in and tried to play it off like I was ok. I went in using the cart to help me get around and finished my shopping. The manager... Read more »

Matthew Maerowitz
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Matthew Maerowitz
answered on Apr 26, 2021

Regardless of whether you will be able to recover or not; your first priority should be your health. Whether you have an actionable case against Safeway depends in part on whether Safeway was at fault. You should immediately consult a personal injury attorney and many offer free consultations.

1 Answer | Asked in Personal Injury for Arizona on
Q: Should I get a lawyer?

Slipped and fell from oil outside of a QuikTrip gas station parking lot

Mr. William A Sand
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Mr. William A Sand
answered on Mar 3, 2021

Premises liability cases, like most negligence cases, have two major components: Liability and Damages. Both need to be proved by a preponderance of the evidence in order to prevail. Let's break them down:

Liability: This has to do with whether or not the defendant/wrongdoer/tortfeasor...
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1 Answer | Asked in Personal Injury and Products Liability for Arizona on
Q: I was prescribed the nootropic Risperdal as a teenager and subsequently developed gynecomastia. Is it too late to sue?

I was told by an endocrinologist that the gynecomastia was likely caused the nootropic I was prescribed.

I really don’t care about the money, I just want to be able to afford the surgery so I can be comfortable in my own skin again.

Thanks for your help!

Peter N. Munsing
Peter N. Munsing
answered on Feb 23, 2021

It depends on the law of the state where you live. If you have a "discovery date" it can be extended. If you were under 18 when you took it, most states give you until you are 21.

I would contact the Arizona Trial Lawyers Assn and ask for attorneys who handle pharmaceutical...
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