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1 Answer | Asked in Personal Injury for Ohio on
Q: My daughter was suicidal and pregnant I called the cops and they didn't take her away few weeks later she died from an

She died from an overdose and the baby died do I have a case against the cops

Andrew Popp
Andrew Popp answered on Jul 26, 2021

It's unlikely. Police have immunity from liability from civil cases in all but a few instances. For a definitive answer you would need to sit down with an attorney to review the entirety of the situation in detail.

1 Answer | Asked in Personal Injury and Products Liability for Ohio on
Q: Would I have a case for swallowing a clear piece of broken plastic fork? Making a hole/tear in esophagus, sever sepsis

I swallowed a broken piece of a clear plastic fork. Being that the fork was clear. I could not see the broken piece in the bowl of spaghetti sauce. It caused a tear and hole in my esophagus. Which then caused severe sepsis. I spent 19 days in the hospital. Had 2 surgeries in 4 days that saved my... Read more »

Andrew Popp
Andrew Popp answered on Jul 7, 2021

It's difficult to say. I think it unlikely that the fact that the fork was translucent will support a viable cause of action. There may have been other issues in the manufacturing process whereby the fork was not as sturdy as it should be. It could also be a QA issue. For a clearer answer... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Employment Law, Personal Injury, Civil Litigation and Civil Rights for Ohio on
Q: My daughter is being harassed by a teacher. Is there a way to get a letter out to make it stop?

The teacher has targeted my daughter on multiple occasions and after having a sit down meeting with her and the principal, how can I get notice to her that legal action will be taken to stop the harassment?

Tim Akpinar
Tim Akpinar answered on Jun 5, 2021

An Ohio attorney could advise best, but your post remains open for two weeks. Such a letter could be possible. If you consulted with an attorney, before writing such a letter, they would probably want to know more about the matter and all the issues involved, as well as protocols followed by the... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Family Law, Personal Injury, Legal Malpractice and Military Law for Ohio on
Q: My lawyer signed away my rights without me knowing. Should I sue?

I'm an active duty Marine stationed in NC. I'm from OH. Mother of my child was homeless and on meth so my mother assumed emergency temporary custody. She hired my attorney to protect my rights and then hired herself one by recommendation from my attorney. Both attorneys said for me not to... Read more »

Elizabeth Fowler Lunn
Elizabeth Fowler Lunn answered on Jun 5, 2021

Ohio law governs the custody case. If you want to find out if you can sue your lawyer for malpractice you need to speak with a legal malpractice attorney in Ohio. You may also want to consult with a new family law attorney about the order in your custody case. You will need a copy of the entire... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Personal Injury and Medical Malpractice for Ohio on
Q: I have tetracycline teeth and lived with it for 30+ years and I feel like I should get some type of justice for it.

Am I able to do anything about it now?

Tim Akpinar
Tim Akpinar answered on May 31, 2021

An Ohio attorney could advise best, but your question remains open for two weeks. You could approach product liability attorneys, and research online whether there are any legal actions involving the antibiotic. There is the issue of the passage of so much time, but that could be something to... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Personal Injury for Ohio on
Q: My hair has been falling out and began to thin around my hair line. I am sure it is because of the Tresseme Shampoo

and conditioner. What should I do?

Andrew Popp
Andrew Popp answered on May 24, 2021

If you're trying to establish the foundation for a products liability suit, one of the challenges is causation. You need to gather evidence to prove that the hair loss is attributable to the product, and not some other cause. e.g. healthcare, headwear etc. You may want to consult with a... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Personal Injury, Business Formation and Business Law for Ohio on
Q: Stayed in hotel room stay was refunded due to bug receipt was given 0 owed days later charged due to no bug

Pics was shown as soon as incident pics was sent to email from front desk. Of bed bug

Matthew Williams
Matthew Williams answered on May 19, 2021

Dispute the charge with your bank as unauthorized, which it sounds like it was.

1 Answer | Asked in Personal Injury and Products Liability for Ohio on
Q: My/plaintiff's case is in settlement phase. Can my friend be present for moral support during my mtg w/ my lawyer only?
Andrew Popp
Andrew Popp answered on May 3, 2021

Yes. You can have whomever you like along with you for the meeting with your attorney. The lawyer may want you to acknowledge that you are waiving attorney client privilege for subjects discussed at the meeting.

1 Answer | Asked in Personal Injury and Education Law for Ohio on
Q: Can my school punish me for being Tarty because I had an allergic reaction?
Andrew Popp
Andrew Popp answered on Apr 22, 2021

This is a difficult question to answer. Is it a private or public school? What type of punishment are you talking about? It seems like the tardiness would be excusable. Is there some sort of appellate process? Depending on what's going on it may or may not be worth the costs of hiring an... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Personal Injury and Wrongful Death for Ohio on
Q: Can I sue the assisted living facility for negligence that caused my father's death? what type of suit would it be?

My father had dementia and was allowed to leave the facility in the middle of the night in the dead of winter. He ultimately froze to death and was found the next morning because he forgot how to get back or where he was going. He walked passed security and night staff, right out the front door.

Andrew Popp
Andrew Popp answered on Apr 7, 2021

That sounds terrible, I'm sorry for your loss.

Potentially yes. There may be a number of different causes of action viable in your case. These cases are generally very litigious. You need to sit down with a qualified attorney to review the case and discuss your options.

Best of luck.

1 Answer | Asked in Personal Injury for Ohio on
Q: I am a condo owner who fell on broken sidewalk on our property. ER visit HOA liable. How much should I settle for?

Sidewalk was repaired a couple days after I fell. At first American Family said they weren’t liable. They took pics after sidewalk had been fixed. I asked if I should lawyer up cause I had before pics of the walk and sent them. They agreed they were liable. What should I do now?

Matthew Williams
Matthew Williams answered on Feb 23, 2021

How much you should settle for depends upon the nature of your injuries and treatment. You should talk to a lawyer.

1 Answer | Asked in Employment Discrimination, Employment Law and Personal Injury for Ohio on
Q: Can employer work you past your doctors restriction on hours

I have a left foot injury before I started employment with my company and they was aware of previous surgery on ankle before I was hired after working for 7 months or so had several big knots in bottom of left foot that was causing me a lot of pain and discomfort my doctor put me on restrictions... Read more »

Nicholas P. Weiss
Nicholas P. Weiss answered on Feb 16, 2021

This sounds like you potentially have a claim for disability discrimination. If he terminated you because you could not or would not work beyond your work restrictions, that would be actionable.

1 Answer | Asked in Personal Injury and Workers' Compensation for Ohio on
Q: i worked at amazon as a toterunner and i had to pass a area everyday that blasted a alarm horn in my ears at a crazy

loud now my ears never stop ringing and giving me headaces with no sleep

Tim Rose
Tim Rose answered on Feb 5, 2021

Report this to your employer, then see a doctor.

1 Answer | Asked in Bankruptcy and Personal Injury for Ohio on
Q: chapter 11 bankruptcy and disability payments.

I injured myself at the beginning of May and I’ve been off work since then. I have a return date of October 31. I initially filed a workers comp claim but that was denied, appealed, and denied again. So I’m moving on to a disability claim. No one is disputing that I’m injured. The dispute was... Read more »

Timothy Denison
Timothy Denison answered on Sep 21, 2020

Yes, file a proof of claim for everything g you’re owed.

1 Answer | Asked in Personal Injury and Car Accidents for Ohio on
Q: If an underage, non licensed child shows up on my property on a golf cart, and then leaves, can I be held liable?

She was not invited. Should I not allow her to leave, or will it come back on me if something happens?

Taylor P Waters
Taylor P Waters answered on Aug 24, 2020

You should 100% always allow people to leave, particularly a young girl. The idea that you should prevent a young girl from leaving when from what you've mentioned here, has caused no damage but passed through on a golf cart, is terrifying.

If you are worried about trespassers, get a...
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1 Answer | Asked in Personal Injury and Juvenile Law for Ohio on
Q: Can i take a 14 year old to court for hurting me?

I babysit for my friends mom, the 14 year old threw a tennis ball at my face and busted my lip while making area of impact and lower left face numb. Can i take him to court, i have a witness to this as well.

Taylor P Waters
Taylor P Waters answered on Aug 13, 2020

Parents are usually responsible for the actions of minor children, so you'd likely want to sue the parents as well.

1 Answer | Asked in Personal Injury and White Collar Crime for Ohio on
Q: Do city police have to wear masks and observe the 6 feet rule! I have witnesses
Matthew Williams
Matthew Williams answered on Aug 8, 2020

There are no laws requiring police to observe social distancing guidelines.

2 Answers | Asked in Animal / Dog Law and Personal Injury for Ohio on
Q: My dog was attacked by a dog whose owners are a rescue in indiana, the dog was in ohio n they refused to take it back.

Who is liable for the vet Bill's of my dog and my child who was bit, the rescue has refused to come get the dog several times after aggressive behavior from the person she stuck with the dog, the dog passed away in the attack. The dog was still owned by the indiana rescue, they abandoned the... Read more »

Matthew Williams
Matthew Williams answered on Jul 24, 2020

It sounds like the dog has a new owner, not the rescue. That person would be liable unless the dog was still in the rescue's custody when the attack occurred.

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2 Answers | Asked in Medical Malpractice and Personal Injury for Ohio on
Q: i need a personal injury lawyer in scioto county in ohio can u help
Tim Akpinar
Tim Akpinar answered on Jun 29, 2020

You await a response for a week, but this isn't really an attorney referral service. It's only a Q & A Board. You could avoid losing further time by seeking out an attorney on your own. You could use the resources of this site, or you could conduct independent searches online. Good... Read more »

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2 Answers | Asked in Personal Injury for Ohio on
Q: If someone purposely gave me an std can I sue them? Even if they don’t have medical documentation.

I’m from ohio.

Hunter G. Cavell
Hunter G. Cavell answered on Jun 29, 2020

If you can prove that the other party knew they had the STD and failed to disclose, then you could have an action for assault and/or battery. If they intended to give you an STI, then I would talk to a criminal attorney about possibly filing a police report, however, Ohio statutes only seem to... Read more »

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