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1 Answer | Asked in Wrongful Death for Texas on
Q: My girlfriend hung herself in jail and died from her injuries can I pursue legal action and sue them for negligence

Or is only her immediate family able to do so

Penny Wymyczak-White
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Penny Wymyczak-White
answered on Jun 14, 2022

Only her immediate family, I am sorry for your loss.

2 Answers | Asked in Personal Injury, Medical Malpractice and Wrongful Death for Texas on
Q: I need to know if I can file a lawsuit

I need to know if I can file a lawsuit against the hospital who turned my 17 year old daughter away while she was in a cardiac arrest for she arrived at a later hospital and she died a minute after she arrived parents were never notified until after her death

Tim Akpinar
Tim Akpinar
answered on May 4, 2022

I'm very sorry for the loss of your daughter. This is a heartbreaking scenario. Only a Texas attorney can advise you on civil practice rules, but you originally posted three weeks ago. Please consider consulting with a Texas attorney WITHOUT DELAY if you contemplate legal action. Depending on... Read more »

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1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law and Wrongful Death for Texas on
Q: How do I find out what has happened to the man who was convicted of murdering my grandmother in August of 1972 in Fort

Worth. The case is listed as xxx vs the State of Texas, #49532. My grandmother’s name was xxx, 85. I know that the man was sentenced to life in prison but I would just like to know if he is still incarcerated and where. My father was her son and until the day he died, he always told me he... Read more »

Penny Wymyczak-White
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Penny Wymyczak-White
answered on Apr 2, 2022

If his birthday May 20 he is deceased. He is not in prison but his life sentence would of been up along time ago. I think he died in 2012 . If you email me your email I will send you what I found on him. Pennywhitetx@aol.com

1 Answer | Asked in Wrongful Death for Texas on
Q: WHY DID NOT KNOW UNTIL TO LATE HAD MANY MRI CAT SCAN X RAYS MAYBE MAYBE NOT COULD OF FOUGHT WE OR THEY DONT KNOW NOW
Penny Wymyczak-White
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Penny Wymyczak-White
answered on Mar 26, 2022

I assume you are talking about cancer. Someone would have to review the medical records to determine if you failed to receive good medical care,

1 Answer | Asked in Wrongful Death for Texas on
Q: husband was in the hospital August infection on his spine never got out of the hospital Nov found cancer stage 4 died
Penny Wymyczak-White
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Penny Wymyczak-White
answered on Mar 11, 2022

You cant sue if he had cancer. I am sorry for your loss,

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law, Civil Litigation and Wrongful Death for Texas on
Q: Is there a direct phone number for the Texas Court of Appeals? I can’t locate itTrying to find testimony from old case

This was a murder trial in which xx was convicted for the murder of xx

George was my BIL. My sister was too emotional to attend the trial, but is wanting to read testimony, if it can be found

Kiele Linroth Pace
Kiele Linroth Pace
answered on Feb 8, 2022

The first thing you need to know is whether or not there was an appeal, and if so, which court handled the appeal. If you are researching an old case, try to find a "notice of appeal" document in the trial court file at the District Clerk's office in the county where the trial was... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Wrongful Death, Criminal Law and Civil Litigation for Texas on
Q: HiI’m trying to find the complete testimony from the Zani trial, 1981, Texas. It’s very personal

He was convicted of murdering my BIL, xx, in 1967. It’s a landmark case for allowing hypnosis to be allowed as evidence. How do I get a copy of the testimony, or can it be accessed ??

Thanks,

Kiele Linroth Pace
Kiele Linroth Pace
answered on Feb 8, 2022

If the case was appealed then some or all of the transcript may have been filed with the court of appeals.

1 Answer | Asked in Personal Injury, Medical Malpractice and Wrongful Death for Texas on
Q: I first have to ask why? Tx will allow me 5 yrs to charge a man with robbing my house. But a doctor can

Overpump me with inducing meds till I rupture killing baby and I. Leaving broken parts inside causing terrible pain and years of torture and irreparable damage to my health though I have no clue for years later cause I’m no doc…….. how come I can only do something for two years ?????

Leroy Scott
Leroy Scott
answered on Sep 8, 2021

The two-year period starts from the day you knew or should have known (if you had looked into your symptoms to see what was wrong) that the doctor had left something inside you, not from the date that the doctor actually left the parts in you. In other words, it is 2 years after you discovered that... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Wrongful Death for Texas on
Q: I do not want to died before of my time and any "Fire department worker" told me after to see me in the grave while .

After the Woman'Black try to kill me and the light green for walker how me it time next to at Shelter of Dallas Bridge 75201 and almost in front of department of Fire ; he told me: I was able to look fine and they never to put me any in my neck and it is to hard stilling now since 10/28/2020... Read more »

Teri A. Walter
Teri A. Walter
answered on Jul 6, 2021

Sorry, your question is undecipherable. However, I can tell you that you do not have a claim for your own wrongful death, because you are still alive.

1 Answer | Asked in Elder Law and Wrongful Death for Texas on
Q: Frail Elderly visitation has been overlook due to caregiver has place No Trespass Notice for 4 years.

Caregiver works full time and dad is 88 years old stays all alone without no family contact. How do I present a case cuz the autopsy report does not show the caregiver in favorable eyes!

Terry Lynn Garrett
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Terry Lynn Garrett
answered on Jun 24, 2021

More information is needed to respond to your question. Please consult an elder lawyer in your area. You can locate one using the Find a Lawyer function on the website of the National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys (www.naela.org)

2 Answers | Asked in Wrongful Death, Estate Planning, Family Law and Real Estate Law for Texas on
Q: The Frail Elderly Family Protection Act: Can it over turn the appointment of the POA & MPA due to wrongful death?

Forensic pathologist reported youngest sibling murder my mother.

Terry Lynn Garrett
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Terry Lynn Garrett
answered on Jun 24, 2021

A power of attorney expires with the person who granted it.

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1 Answer | Asked in Car Accidents and Wrongful Death for Texas on
Q: If my husband hurts or kills someone when driving drunk, can I be sued? He has own car and own insurance.

I have the papers for divorce. I am hoping he will get help. But he drinks and drives. Even though I have tried to get him to stop, he continues to do it. But I am scared one day he is going to hurt or possibly kill someone. If we are married, can the person or person's family sue me as... Read more »

Randy Bryan Ligh
Randy Bryan Ligh
answered on May 17, 2021

While I hope it never comes to this, however, if you live in a community property state and/or you jointly own assets, then it is possible that you could be made a part of a lawsuit seeking to seize assets in which you have an interest. Of course, before this occurs, there would have to be a... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law, Personal Injury, Car Accidents and Wrongful Death for Texas on
Q: What could be done against former Temporary Administrator of the Estate of a deceased for making a false claim?

In an accident 30 years ago a person died but his wife survived. A wrongful lawsuit followed that resulted in surviving wife receiving compensation for death of her husband and her injuries. Surviving wife found out recently that Temporary Administrator of the Estate of deceased also received a... Read more »

Kiele Linroth Pace
Kiele Linroth Pace
answered on Apr 19, 2021

It has been too long for a criminal conviction because there is a 10 year period specified by the statute of limitations for theft from an estate. See: Texas Code of Criminal Procedure article 12.01(2)(A)

2 Answers | Asked in Health Care Law, Personal Injury, Wrongful Death and Elder Law for Texas on
Q: What kind of attorney is best to get my elderly mom proper representation to sue hospitals for the death of father?

My mom has documented and proven facts of wrong doings to support claims that caused my fathers untimely death

Tim Akpinar
Tim Akpinar
answered on Feb 23, 2021

A Texas attorney could advise best, but your post remains open for two weeks. I'm very sorry for the loss of your father. You could reach out to med mal-wrongful death attorneys. A law firm that handles one of those categories would likely handle the other in most cases. Since your mom is... Read more »

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1 Answer | Asked in Medical Malpractice, Nursing Home Abuse and Wrongful Death for Texas on
Q: My mother died a few years ago due to little rock hospital performing a back surgery and they messed up.she had been

Released but had to b airlifted from the rehab from her surgery back to little rock where they then did not properly care for her in result of her death

Tim Akpinar
Tim Akpinar
answered on Feb 9, 2021

A Texas (or possibly Arkansas) attorney could advise best, but your question remains open for four weeks. I'm very sorry for the loss of your mother. You could reach out to attorneys to discuss in further detail - based on the brief description here, an attorney could not offer meaningful... Read more »

2 Answers | Asked in Wrongful Death and Criminal Law for Texas on
Q: My mom was robbed, had serious injury. In hospital over 1 month, and took out to Nursing home but died in N.Home. Help m

My mother was robbed, 8/2020, had had serious injury on the head and was taken to Hospital. She got better day by day, and 9/18/2020 she was moved out to Nursing Home in the afternoon. But around 2am in the next day(just only 8 hours) someone in Nursing Home call my Uncle to tell that my mom had... Read more »

Kiele Linroth Pace
Kiele Linroth Pace
answered on Nov 19, 2020

You can focus on finding a civil attorney for the wrongful death / personal injury case. Just let the county District Attorney's office know that your mother passed away. That office will handle the Robbery case. You don't need a private attorney to prosecute the criminal case.

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1 Answer | Asked in Estate Planning and Wrongful Death for Texas on
Q: Show my common-law husband just passed away the apartments he lives at is refusing to allow us to get all his things or

We are common law married we do not have a marriage license but we have six years of tax returns where he claims me as his wife and our two children so what did Nick go to me and my children instead of allowing them to put it in Probate is it legal for them to put it in Probate instead of giving it... Read more »

Terry Lynn Garrett
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Terry Lynn Garrett
answered on Aug 10, 2020

If this is an heirship proceeding (meaning there was no Will), you can contest it. You will have to prove your marriage.

1 Answer | Asked in Personal Injury, Workers' Compensation and Wrongful Death for Texas on
Q: My father has me as next of kin on his paperwork and all his things I’m beneficiary his job contacted sum1 else

His job contacted someone else and the hospital released his body to someone else and gave his property to some else ohh they found some random person on Facebook with his last name

Tim Akpinar
Tim Akpinar
answered on Apr 17, 2020

I'm very sorry for your loss, and the way it was further compounded by the handling of this matter. It looks like the person who could best help you clear things up before they get further out of hand with your father's property being improperly distributed to strangers would be a Texas... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Civil Litigation, Personal Injury and Wrongful Death for Texas on
Q: She was not my real mother switch at birth but it a mess

I was lyed to for years about who I really am there only a marriage license that I have to and remember giving birth to four kids and the other I dont but have flash back

Tim Akpinar
Tim Akpinar
answered on Apr 13, 2020

I'm sorry for your rough situation. A Texas attorney would be able to advise best, but your post remains open for a week. This could be the type of thing that eats up money in investigating, with no guaranteed results - maybe you could see if the Texas Health & Human Services Vital... Read more »

2 Answers | Asked in Car Accidents, Civil Litigation, Personal Injury and Wrongful Death for Texas on
Q: Is a person liable for anything if they give a known alcoholic a car and they kill someone?

Person has been to rehab and sober houses 30 plus times that i know of.

John Wesley Urquhart
John Wesley Urquhart
answered on Mar 3, 2020

Not necessarily just because the driver is a known alcoholic, but whether the driver is known to the owner of the vehicle as an incompetent or reckless driver and there is a record to prove it. Of course alcohol could play a big part of that, but it's a case by case fact intensive analysis. I... Read more »

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