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Q: Just wondering if there is away to get my ex boyfriend to pay for my medication, psychiatrist, and therapist bills?

My ex boyfriend has sexual, physically, and emotionally abused me in the past

Brent T. Geers
Brent T. Geers
answered on Sep 8, 2021

Possibly, in one of two ways: 1) contact police and make a report. It's up to the prosecutor about whether to actually pursue criminal charges - the length of delay may be a factor, because that's the first a defense attorney will attack. 2) if you don't want to, or the prosecutor... Read more »

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Q: How can I stop a quote of something I said from being used in a way I don’t approve of?

I am credited on a quote on a pro-birth website. “Adoption is not a birthmothers rejection, but an unconditional love that inspires her to put herself last and do all she can for her baby”. I’m extremely pro choice and don’t like how this is used on a pro birth website.

Brent T. Geers
Brent T. Geers
answered on Sep 7, 2021

Is the quote attributed with your name? Is it an accurate quote you said? You could contact the pro-birth website and express your concern, that you don't agree with their position, and that you'd like your name and quote removed. But if it's an accurate quote, I'm not sure they have to....

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law, Personal Injury and Domestic Violence for Michigan on
Q: How do I sue a county?

I was hit in the head with a wooden baseball bat and no one was held responsible even though I know who did it. I almost lost my life

Brent T. Geers
Brent T. Geers
answered on Sep 5, 2021

What is your theory that the county government is responsible for an individual's potentially criminal actions? You also need to consider that police and prosecutors have qualified immunity for their actions.

A more effective route to consider might be suing the person you claim hit you.

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Q: If you get hurt in Nevada & live in Michigan do you have to get a lawyer in Nevada?

I’m 79 years old & don’t want to travel anymore.

Brent T. Geers
Brent T. Geers
answered on Aug 27, 2021

Yes. Any court action would need to take place in the state it occurred

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1 Answer | Asked in Employment Law, Personal Injury and Workers' Compensation for Michigan on
Q: travel employee, injured while not on site. what can i do.

traveling mechanic for BAE systems from kansas working in michigan. at some point in the last 9 months i developed a hernia and cannot point to any specific event that caused it. I am basically being told go home and handle it while unemployed. this sounds fishy to me and im looking for any other... Read more »

Tim Akpinar
Tim Akpinar
answered on Aug 26, 2021

A Michigan attorney could advise best, but your post remains open for five weeks. It's difficult for attorneys to reach out to you within the format of this Q & A forum. This doesn't operate like an attorney referral service. If you haven't already spoken with an attorney, you... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Personal Injury, Products Liability and Health Care Law for Michigan on
Q: Hey, I was using this, had hair loss and scalp itching and dandruff from it. I’d there anything I can do?

Scalp issues, hair loss still going on. It has been a week since I quit using the shampoo and conditioner. I still have hair loss, my hair is my pride. If I bald from this I won’t be happy at all.

Brent T. Geers
Brent T. Geers
answered on Jul 12, 2021

You need to see a dermatologist. To be successful in a lawsuit, you will need to link the product to the condition through expert testimony.

1 Answer | Asked in Personal Injury, Products Liability and Wrongful Death for Michigan on
Q: Hi! My mom currently passed away from serious complications due to her hernia mesh, the exact make is not on recall.

Is there still a case? It was a Johnson and Johnson mesh she had put in her in 2012. She saw a Specialist in 2018 and he told her the quality of life she had now is the best it’s going to be and it couldn’t be removed. It had already broken down in her body by then and caused a fistula. Long... Read more »

Tim Akpinar
Tim Akpinar
answered on Jul 7, 2021

I'm very sorry for the loss of your mother. A Michigan attorney could advise best, but your post remains open for a week. You ask very good questions. Yes, there are product liability suits that do not necessarily involve recalls. And yes, you should try another lawyer. They may tell you the... Read more »

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Q: my mother had an ongoing lawsuit until 1988 when she passed away, from my understanding it was settled out due to this.

I am wondering if I can re instate lawsuit under the discovery act which would circumvent the statute of limitations. I.e. Loss of motherhood and e.t.c

Brent T. Geers
Brent T. Geers
answered on Jun 7, 2021

Unlikely. Someone had to have legal authority to settle the claim on your mother's behalf, and when that happened, that almost assuredly extinguished any other claims she could have raised. You *might* have your own claims you could raise, but that's going to be fact-dependent. What you... Read more »

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Q: I dont feel my son attorney is really helping us. We are living out of a hotel cash running out. My son being injured
Frances Murphy
Frances Murphy
answered on Apr 26, 2021

There are plenty of other personal injury attorneys available to help if you are not satisfied with your current attorney. However, sometimes it's helpful to let the attorney know how you feel. They may not know you're dissatisfied with their help. Also, cases are moving more slowly... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Consumer Law, Personal Injury and Products Liability for Michigan on
Q: I never signed a contract for coverage in Alabama, but, funds were removed from my account for coverage. Is this lega?
Michael Zamzow
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Michael Zamzow
answered on Apr 21, 2021

Without a more specific question and subject matter it's really hard to say, but possibly and possibly not.

1 Answer | Asked in Car Accidents and Personal Injury for Michigan on
Q: Had a rear end accident not at fault on a highway, cars totaled, my wife have back, and neck pain but I had no insurance

Can I still make a claim on my vehicle on others persons insurance?

Brent T. Geers
Brent T. Geers
answered on Apr 7, 2021

Not for the vehicle; that's (one of) the consequences of not having insurance. You'd be responsible for your vehicle even if the other driver were at fault.

2 Answers | Asked in Health Care Law, Libel & Slander and Personal Injury for Michigan on
Q: Reception at hospital loudly/publicly discussed my medical care, finances, my injury, payment history, and my looks.

They checked me in and I sat in the waiting room with others. They were commenting on how much I paid on my bill that day, how is the hospital would never see another penny, The fact that I was getting fake teeth (previous boating accident facial trauma) and that it wouldn't help anyway, how... Read more »

Tim Akpinar
Tim Akpinar
answered on Mar 3, 2021

A Michigan attorney could advise best, but your post remains open for three weeks. I'm sorry for your ordeal. You could continue to await a response, or you could consider reaching out to a local attorney to discuss, also looking into whether any state laws apply here. Good luck

Tim Akpinar

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1 Answer | Asked in Personal Injury for Michigan on
Q: My 8 yr old son used bath n body works on hhis face and it became burned and rashed. Bath n body works said they will gi

Give 50 dollars if i sign a release and indemnity with my social security number

Michael Zamzow
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Michael Zamzow
answered on Feb 25, 2021

I see now they are offering 50$. To many people that is quit a bit of money, but in the grand scheme of things, you won't know what you're giving up unless you talk to an attorney who can give you at least a cursory overview.

1 Answer | Asked in Personal Injury, Products Liability and Medical Malpractice for Michigan on
Q: Does the acne medication Accutane cause mental illness and do I have a case?
Peter N. Munsing
Peter N. Munsing
answered on Feb 23, 2021

Accutane has been the subject of much product liabiilty. A lot would depend on what your doctors attribute your mental health change to. Contact attorneys who advertise for Accutane adverse reactions.

Trying to prove the origin of a mental health condition can be quite difficult.

1 Answer | Asked in Personal Injury and Traffic Tickets for Michigan on
Q: can i sue the PD for giving my child covid after making my child sit in the car with the officers after a traffic stop?

my son was pulled over for a tail light while on his way to the grocery store. While pulled over neither officer had a mask and made him take his off to identify himself. While they ran his name they made him get out of his vehicle handcuffed him and sit in the patrol car with them. After waiting... Read more »

Brent T. Geers
Brent T. Geers
answered on Jan 17, 2021

Your son should first make a complaint against the officers with the department's internal affairs. Legally, whether the officers' actions were appropriate will depend on what exactly was going on at the time, and what your son was or was not doing.

1 Answer | Asked in Personal Injury and Car Accidents for Michigan on
Q: We need legal assistance we are being sued

We do not have money for a lawy

Tim Akpinar
Tim Akpinar
answered on Dec 6, 2020

A Michigan attorney could advise best, but your post remains open for three days and this is clearly something where time is of the essence in your actions. If this involves someone suing for injuries from a car accident (based on the categories in which you posted), you should immediately take any... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Personal Injury and Products Liability for Michigan on
Q: Can I sue drug manufacturer?

I developed a severe gambling addiction while taking Mirapex long-term. It stopped after I quit taking the drug. This has placed me on the brink of bankruptcy. Is this a valid basis for suing the manufacturer? Do the existence of prior class action lawsuits to which I was not a party prevent me... Read more »

Tim Akpinar
Tim Akpinar
answered on Nov 21, 2020

A Michigan attorney could answer best, but your question remains open for a week. As a GENERAL matter, It seems like it would be a difficult case to establish. It could depend on what the warning label for Mirapex includes, but the drug is generally used to treat symptoms of Parkinson's... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Employment Law and Personal Injury for Michigan on
Q: Coworker gave me Nazi salute, twice. Owner says I misinterpreted.

Na

Patrick Duff
Patrick Duff
answered on Oct 25, 2020

It's hard to say whether there is a cause of action here without knowing whether you're in a protected class--i.e., race, age, gender, etc. If you feel that your hours were cut in retaliation to your complaint, you can always file a claim with the EEOC and/or the MI Department of Civil... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Personal Injury for Michigan on
Q: Hello. Can I still hire attorney to represent me in Ohio lawsuit. Against manufacturers? Other than Purdue pharma.

I've filed in the Purdue pharma case. Was told by plantiff committee to contact an attorney to represent me in Ohio for that case against the manufacturers. I've called several attorneys they can't me as individual or they only represent states .I read there was deadline in Ohio but... Read more »

Tim Akpinar
Tim Akpinar
answered on Oct 7, 2020

An Ohio attorney could advise best but your question remains open for two weeks. Since you've already reached out to attorneys, you probably covered most of the available resources. If you haven't already used it, there is the Find-a-Lawyer tab above. The Ohio State Bar Association also... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Personal Injury for Michigan on
Q: Our renters would like to get a pool for their fenced in back yard. We have liability insurance on the property but how

Do we limit our responsibility

Tyler Young
Tyler Young
answered on Jun 4, 2020

Good question and I get this sort of question frequently from friends. First, although you have liability insurance, make sure your insurance company informs you, IN WRITING, that injuries related to the pool will be covered. The more information you send your insurer about the pool the better.... Read more »

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