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1 Answer | Asked in Health Care Law, Legal Malpractice, Personal Injury and Wrongful Death for California on
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Dale S. Gribow
Dale S. Gribow answered on May 21, 2022

GOOD LUCK.............

1 Answer | Asked in Personal Injury and Wrongful Death for Missouri on
Q: Can a certified lifeguard in the state of missouri be held liable if someone drowns in a municipal public pool?
Todd N. Hendrickson
Todd N. Hendrickson answered on May 20, 2022

That depends on a lot of factors. All I can say at this point is it's possible.

2 Answers | Asked in Wrongful Death for New York on
Q: What can I do if the hospital essentially played a part in my grandfather’s death?
Tim Akpinar
Tim Akpinar answered on May 15, 2022

I'm very sorry for the loss of your grandfather. As a first step, your family could reach out to law firms that handle med mal/wrongful death matters. Most law firms handling such matters offer free initial consults. Upon preliminary review, if a firm believed there could be a potential basis... Read more »

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1 Answer | Asked in Wrongful Death for New York on
Q: Can a cousin file a wrongful death claim
Jonathan R. Ratchik
Jonathan R. Ratchik answered on May 10, 2022

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 »

1 Answer | Asked in Medical Malpractice and Wrongful Death for Florida on
Q: Can I sue the hospital for medical negligence due to the sudden death of my mother-in-law who had Covid -19?

My 70-year-old mother-in-law passed away unexpectedly earlier this year after being admitted to our local hospital twice within a week. At the time of her passing, she was suffering from COPD, had a heart stent, was on long-term opioid for more than 30 years among other health problems. In the last... Read more »

Tim Akpinar
Tim Akpinar answered on May 9, 2022

This is something a Florida attorney could answer best, but your question remains open for four weeks. I'm very sorry for your family's loss and the ordeal your mother-in-law went through. As a general observation, the matter could have elements that make for a difficult case. Hospital... Read more »

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 Wrongful Death for Louisiana on
Q: Would a rubber tube coiled up blocking airway serve burden of proof under "The Thing Speaks For Itself'?

Do I still need an expert opinion when it is proven a rubber tube was left in my Mothers throat, Obviously by nursing home who has no record of procedure, obviously to hide the truth, momma's facial expression of eyes and mouth open is text book suffocation/asphyxiation. Has burden of proof... Read more »

Ellen Cronin Badeaux
Ellen Cronin Badeaux answered on Apr 28, 2022

Yes you ALWAYS need an expert in med mal and you need a pulmonologist

1 Answer | Asked in Wrongful Death for Maryland on
Q: How long after death can you file for wrongful death?

My son was killed 15years ago.The killer is in jail now.

Mark Oakley
Mark Oakley answered on Apr 28, 2022

3 years for a wrongful death that occurs in Maryland. There are no exceptions, as the time limit on commencing suit is deemed part of the substantive cause of action. I am sorry for your loss. Unless the jailed killer has assets, I do not see how you would satisfy a judgment even if the claim... Read more »

2 Answers | Asked in Personal Injury, Products Liability, Medical Malpractice and Wrongful Death for California on
Q: Paralyzed by lumbar fusion surgery,aorta cut,renal artery severed,metal cage on iliac artery can kill me any moment hel

DAMAGES TO PATIENT 

1.The surgeon was not prepared for her anatomy and could not individualize approach

2.Patient did not know and was not given informed consent to the procedure or the risk she would incur. ... Read more »

Dale S. Gribow
Dale S. Gribow answered on Apr 24, 2022

CONTACT A MED MALPRACTICE LAWYER ASAP...

LET HIM OR HER SPEND THEIR TIME GATHERING THE EVIDENCE TO WHICH YOU ALLUDE.

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1 Answer | Asked in Wrongful Death for New Jersey on
Q: Is a widowed sister-in-law legally entitled to money damages in wrongful death suit of spouse's mother?

I need to confirm if my sister-in-law is eligible to be a co-plaintiff in a wrongful death suit with me and my two siblings. Our mother tragically passed away in June 2020 after three weeks at a healthcare facility. Our mother had four children, but lost a son in 2018, so we are three remaining... Read more »

Gerald D. Siegel
Gerald D. Siegel answered on Apr 23, 2022

No.

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
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
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
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 Car Accidents, Personal Injury and Wrongful Death for Alabama on
Q: If a person is 19 years old and the fault person in a fatal accident who is responsible for the pain and suffering costs
Randy Bryan Ligh
Randy Bryan Ligh answered on Mar 9, 2022

In this instance, the at fault driver is responsible for the non-at fault driver's damages. The 19 year old (as opposed to a minor) is deemed to have capacity to be responsible for his actions.

1 Answer | Asked in Domestic Violence and Wrongful Death for Florida on
Q: In florida can I request an autopsy of my mother since I'm next of kin. There are legal reasons behind the matter

My mother was brutally beaten by her husband now ex. This took place less than a year ago. My mother was very healthy until he had beaten her and she was hospitalized. She had neurological damage, bleeding of the brain etc. I want to have an autopsy done to find the cause of death so that if it was... Read more »

Stephen Arnold Black
Stephen Arnold Black answered on Mar 8, 2022

First, I would file a police report with the local agency who investigated the assault to put them on notice that your mother has died and you believe that it was caused by the first assault. There is a year and a day rule that most jurisdictions follow that establish that if a death occurs within... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Personal Injury, Intellectual Property and Wrongful Death for Washington on
Q: I am experiencing a surplus of things people don’t know I need to sue and don’t have money i need help pls.

I have been hurt and can’t find the right help .

Tim Akpinar
Tim Akpinar answered on Mar 7, 2022

A Washington attorney could advise best, but your question remains open for a month. I'm sorry you were hurt. Without knowing the details of how it happened, it's difficult to offer meaningful direction. One option is to reach out to Washington personal injury attorneys to review your... Read more »

2 Answers | Asked in Legal Malpractice, Medical Malpractice and Wrongful Death for New Jersey on
Q: Possible medical negligence or malpractice?

I need advice.. My Father passed away on February 1. He had health conditions but his death was unexpected. Mid-January he had a nephrostomy done. The hospital refused him anesthesia for it because a COVID test was not done then gave him a fentanyl drip instead. I think the effects from this is... Read more »

Tim Akpinar
Tim Akpinar answered on Feb 27, 2022

I'm very sorry for the loss of your father. For your question as to whether to pursue, that's a personal decision and it could additionally hinge on whether a law firm identifies the basis for a medical malpractice claim - that generally involves the input of an opinion from a medical... Read more »

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1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law, Domestic Violence, Personal Injury and Wrongful Death on
Q: If some one commit crime under affermative defense what is criminal liability ?

According Ethiopia criminal law ? Ex in case of intoxicated person commit crime nethe negligence nor intended punished for public safty.what about in coercion ,necessity ,self defense

Tim Akpinar
Tim Akpinar answered on Feb 24, 2022

You would really need to consult with an attorney in Ethiopia for this. Your question straddles a number of categories. I can only speak for the personal injury-related one IN GENERAL TERMS. The criminal law attorneys here would have insight as to the criminal aspects of your post. In terms of the... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Wrongful Death for Alabama on
Q: Does new evidence extend the filing period in a wrongful death case.

If evidence is discovered 20 years after a wrongful death, can a civil case still be filed?

Mitchell G. Lattof Jr
Mitchell G. Lattof Jr answered on Feb 24, 2022

In Alabama, by statute any wrongful death tort action must be filed no later than two (2) years from the date of death.

1 Answer | Asked in Car Accidents, Federal Crimes, Personal Injury and Wrongful Death for Missouri on
Q: What can be done to help a mother find some justice for the death of her son?

Last april a man driving without a license, without insurance, in an truck he’d had for nearly a month without registering it properly turned left into oncoming traffic. He struck and killed a man and seriously injured a woman on a motorcycle. Even with prior charges in another state for driving... Read more »

Cameron Tousi
Cameron Tousi answered on Feb 15, 2022

I'm so very sorry for your loss. In rare circumstances, it is possible to seek damages from the state itself (e.g., police and others acting as its agents). This is called the public duty doctrine, and its application depends on the particular statutes/court cases of a particular state. Under... Read more »

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