I believe I contracted some type of worm/parasite during a vacation and received a MRI of the abdomen and pelvis in which one radiology tech questioned I might be pregnant because of movement seen during exam and another mentioned movement was seen confirming my suspicions but not reported to CDC.
As my colleague correctly advised, if you are dissatisfied with the level of care you received, you can reach out to the hospital's patient advocate and lodge a formal complaint. That said, your focus should be on getting appropriate medical care. If you are still experiencing symptoms...View More
My toddler ran into the coffee table in our room at the Marriot hotel and the sharp edges cut her eyebrow deep so we had to take her to ER and she received a few stitches. We spend about 5 to 6 hours in the ER and are now getting big bills. Is Marriot responsible for the injury to their guest or is... View More
Sorry to hear what happened to your daughter54cx. Based upon your description, you haven't identified any negligence on the part of Marriott which caused or contributed to your child's injury. Hotels that do not cater to children are arguably under no duty to baby-proof their rooms or...View More
I got juvederm lip fillers last week and the top lip where I believe is called the vermillion border almost on top of the pink color of the lip is all raised out and I look like I have a duck top lip almost. There are lumps also under the lip as well and the bottom lip also has a purplish color on... View More
Sorry to hear what happened to you. Unfortunately, as my colleague correctly advised, a bad outcome, without more, will not support a medical malpractice case, especially one arising out of a cosmetic procedure. Rather, you need to demonstrate a departure from the standard of care and an injury...View More
Is that a conflict of interest? The initial firm I hired on 8-15-19, (with a retainer), emails me saying he doesn't know me, and would never sue the defense, although I have phone records, emails, etc.
Your attorney is being sued by whom, by you or by someone else? If someone else, then there's arguably no conflict. There are many firms that represents doctors and hospitals in medical malpractice lawsuits and attorneys in legal malpractice lawsuits. As long as the two lawsuits do not...View More
Late Tuesday morning I fell all the way from the top to the bottom of the stairs. There are 17 stairs and I have 17 stitches above my eyebrow. I wasn't intoxicated or on any drugs. It could have been from my shoes, but I am unsure of what happened. My leg is also messed up from the fall, it is... View More
Sorry to hear what happened to you. I am unaware of there being any Code requirements as to the maximum width of an interior staircase (they have to be at least 36" wide). With regard to staircases in NYC, the riser height can be no higher than 7". Tread depth can be no greater than...View More
Our child’s school is requiring us to sign a liability waiver that includes willful and/gross negligence to attend a mandatory, all-day retreat. He is not allowed to graduate without it and we’ve been told we are not allowed to alter the language of the release.
Under New York General Obligations Law § 5-326, agreements exempting places of public amusement or recreation from liability are void and unenforceable. Even if the retreat does not fall into one of these categories, agreements than exempt parties from willful or gross negligence are...View More
I am 35 year old and i just found out my mother have been secretly using my settlement money since I was 7 year old. This settlement money was rewarded to me when I was a minor due to medical malpractice. My mother told me that I need to stay quiet about it and you still under guardianship. So I... View More
If you had a medical malpractice case as a minor which settled, the proceeds would likely have been deposited in a bank account which would have been jointly held in trust by your guardian (your mother) and an officer of the bank. Significantly, any such monies should have been off-limits to your...View More
Sorry to hear what you've been through. As my colleague correctly advised, to have a viable case against the American Red Cross, you'd have to demonstrate that the manner in which it drew blood fell below the accepted standard of care and that such deviation caused you injury. An atrial...View More
I was undergoing physical therapy for back/ spine issues with intermittent numbness and improving. Additional authorizations by my insurer were suddenly denied. PT office did not appeal immediately and only did once I received a copy of the letter and informed them. An appeal would take 30 days to... View More
Sorry to hear what you've been going through. It is unlikely that your insurance company would be responsible for any physical harm you sustained due to its denial (or delay) in approving additional physical therapy visits. Although you could conceivably claim that the insurance...View More
It sounds like you're being overcharged. Ask for an explanation of why the bill is so high. You can also file a complaint with 311 about the towing company and that it is overcharging customers. There are laws in NYC that require towing companies to be licensed and which limit what they can...View More
If, in a federal civil action, a case is reassigned from a magistrate judge to a district judge and all hearing dates are vacated with the order that "motions must be renoticed for hearing before the judge to whom the case has been reassigned," does that mean the previously submitted... View More
If the order is telling you to renotice the motion, then do so, even if the motion was already electronically filed. As for the deadline to do so, probably sooner rather than later and in accordance with any standing discovery orders. You can always try contacting the Judge's secretary or...View More
Sorry to hear what happened to you. If the educator was the individual who applied (or misapplied) the hair product in question, you would arguably sue that person along with his or her employer (assuming the educator was acting within the scope of employment). In the meantime, take photographs...View More
My husband has cancer that has responded to treatment but he’s suffering multiple issues just from the staff neglecting him. Bedsores, infections, psych meds not given when it was very clear in his chart he needed them. Location of hospital is in westchester but our home is in Wappingers Falls.
Sorry to hear what's happening to your husband. He might certainly have a case for malpractice if his bed sores were caused due to the hospital's neglect and could have been prevented. Best to reach out to an experienced medical / nursing home malpractice attorney. You can find many...View More
Purchasing food that contained bugs, without more, will not justify the time and expense of a lawsuit, even a lawsuit you bring yourself. Your damages are arguably limited to the purchase price. You'd be better off writing to the manufacturer and asking for a full refund.
It is possible that the homeowner did not have liability insurance. In which case getting a recovery is going to be exceedingly difficult as you will have to pursue the owner's personal assets. Best to speak with your attorney about what steps he or she wishes to take next, such as moving...View More
I got into an accident in Brooklyn, NY about a year ago. I was merging lanes for an exit and the guy behind me was texting. Even though it was all very slow motion, his SUV pushed into the rear left side of my car (behind the passenger seat area, near the gas tank) causing quite a bit of damage. At... View More
Under New York Vehicle and Traffic Law § 1129, the driver of a motor vehicle is not supposed to follow another vehicle more closely than is reasonable and prudent under the circumstances. Generally speaking, the vehicle which strikes another vehicle from behind is at fault. On the other hand, a...View More
I traveled from Upstate NY to New Jersey for a hip injection. There was a blizzard outside but we informed the doctor I was already there so he said he would come in. I was laying on my left side on the table, with my knees at a 90 degree angle but my torso was facing the ceiling and lifted up. My... View More
Sorry to hear what you've been through. It's unclear how an injection into your hip would cause vertebrae in your neck to get out of alignment or shortening of your leg - one likely had nothing to do with the other. Unless you can demonstrate that the doctor's treatment fell below...View More
I looked twice before turning both ways and no vehicle was there and I turned and the cyclist came out of no where and hit my front left side and my bumper fell off and he stated he is fine but later on I saw him with a hand brace and I tried calling him and he stated “you have to talk to my... View More
As the vehicle making a turn, you were obligated to see what there was to be seen under the circumstances, including any appropriate cyclists, and to yield the right of way to any approaching vehicles / bicycles. That you did not see the bicycle, even after looking both ways, suggests you were not...View More
My brother said he will use his own lawyer and my siblings and I will use the same lawyer . Can two separate party’s sue for the same reason. My brother said he wants to sue by himself without his siblings. So we decided to get our own lawyer.
So sorry for your loss. As my colleagues correctly advised, any lawsuit on your mother's behalf can only be brought by the duly appointed representative of her estate (either the Executor if she had a will, or an Administrator if she did not). And any recovery will be determined by the...View More
You can find many excellent attorneys who handle defamation and employment sexual harassment / discrimination cases on the JUSTIA homepage. Keep in mind that statements made in the context of your employment, even if untruthful, are generally privileged in the eyes of the law and not deemed...View More
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