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1 Answer | Asked in Wrongful Death for Arkansas on
Q: Can neighbor shoot my bird dog that got out of pen followed him and his dog home for chasing his chickens

He claimed he shot at my dog for having 3 chickens cornered then the dog ran approx. 80 yard away from chickens he pursued my dog and shot it at point blank in the Bach of the neck below skull with 9 mm he knew it was my dog is this justified

Michael Darren O'Quinn
Michael Darren O'Quinn
answered on Feb 3, 2021

It depends.

A pet owner may sue a person who purposefully hurt or killed his animal under different legal theories, including conversion, trespass to chattel (an old-school legal term for destroying or interfering with someone else's property), or intentional infliction of emotional...
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1 Answer | Asked in Gov & Administrative Law, Libel & Slander and Civil Rights for Arkansas on
Q: Can a state employee sue a private citizen in Arkansas? Is there a statute that states this? Can you cite the statute?
Michael Darren O'Quinn
Michael Darren O'Quinn
answered on Aug 26, 2018

It depends. Clearly, a state employee can sue as an individual if a private person has harmed the employee. If the employee is not suing in an individual capacity, but rather for a wrong to the state, then they need state government authorization.

1 Answer | Asked in Medical Malpractice for Arkansas on
Q: Can I take a physician to court for not providing proper pain relief after major spine surgery?

After the surgery while still in the hospital. The surgeon APRN came in for a visit. I told her I'm in horrible pain and that the 2 7.5 mg hydrocodone every 4 hours isn't helping. I've been on 4 10mg hydrocodone for 10 plus years. Nothing was done until I called the doctor's... View More

Michael Darren O'Quinn
Michael Darren O'Quinn
answered on Aug 6, 2018

If you are in Arkansas, this would be a difficult case but a patient in pain should have adequate pain relief. I would need to know about your prior prescription history (Donets seem reasonable to prescribe less pain meds immediately after surgery than the patient was on without surgery (maybe... View More

2 Answers | Asked in Nursing Home Abuse for Arkansas on
Q: I noticed that my dad (in a nursing home) developed a bed sore. Is this a sure sign of neglect?
Michael Darren O'Quinn
Michael Darren O'Quinn
answered on Feb 24, 2018

It depends on the Stage (1-4 with 4 being the worst), the location (pressure point), and whether he had a medical condition that prevented him from being turned or significantly impaired his circulation. Give me a call to discuss.

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1 Answer | Asked in Nursing Home Abuse for Arkansas on
Q: I just found out that my father suffered from bed sores before he passed away.

Can I still sue the nursing home he was in?

Michael Darren O'Quinn
Michael Darren O'Quinn
answered on Dec 15, 2017

It depends on the statute of limitations in your jurisdiction. For example, in Arkansas a medical negligence/nursing home neglect lawsuits must generally be filed within a 2 year statute of limitations (running from date of negligence, i.e. acts and omissions that caused the bedsores, not date of... View More

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