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1 Answer | Asked in Medical Malpractice for Florida on
Q: i have a medical malpractice issue and I am needing help or representation... How do I start..

I was recently at Shands ER... for simple covid check up and IV misplacement has left me with infected Lft Hand and no use of Lft hand....

Joel Gary Selik
Joel Gary Selik
answered on Feb 8, 2023

You should search for an experienced medical malpractice attorney using Justia search.

An attorney, with consultation with a medical professional, would have to determine if something was done wrong or if it was just a bad result without negligence.

2 Answers | Asked in Health Care Law for Michigan on
Q: Can I be trespassed from Bronson Methodist hospital legally. I found a bottle of profolol and mom was conscious but...

After finding a bottle of profolol and taking a pic I asked my mom's nurse if she was being given this med, she first said no, then after I asked why is this bottle in her room, the nurse said well yes she had been given the medicine. My mom was conscious but unable to talk, which is why this... Read more »

Joel Gary Selik
Joel Gary Selik
answered on Feb 6, 2023

It sounds as if they are concerned you were on to something. Them being aggressive to you may improve your case. Consult with experienced medical malpractice attorneys right away.

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1 Answer | Asked in Legal Malpractice for California on
Q: Can a law firm lose your file and have no knowledge of what happened with your case?

The law firm who was responsible for my product liability case after 6yrs tell me the don't know what happened to my or about my case. I live in California and the case was to handle in Texas.

Joel Gary Selik
Joel Gary Selik
answered on Feb 6, 2023

If they did this, then you may have a good legal malpractice case. Consult with an experienced expert in legal malpractice.

Q: My Workers' Compensation Atty never communicates or knows me. Feel unrepresented. Wrongful doings by my claims adjuster.

Employee injured/disabled; neuro spinal surgery done with more damaged nerves.

Claim's adjuster biased and fabrication in reports and proofs to Atty with no response. Lots of INTENTIONAL HIPPA VIOLATIONS DONE.

Joel Gary Selik
Joel Gary Selik
answered on Feb 6, 2023

Try to discuss your concerns with your attorney. If you are not satisfied, consult with other attorneys on taking over the case. You may want to hire a new attorney before firing your current attorney.

Note, this is only general information, not legal advice. Consult an attorney in your state.

1 Answer | Asked in Collections and Elder Law for Alabama on
Q: I had a judgement against me in 2017. They just started garnishment on Dec 2022. I’m 66 years old. What can I do
Joel Gary Selik
Joel Gary Selik
answered on Feb 5, 2023

You have a number of options. These options include, consult with a Bankruptcy to see, not only if you qualify, but if it makes sense in your financial condition and future. Protect your assets by having assets in non-collectible, accounts or assets. File claims for exemption.

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2 Answers | Asked in Consumer Law, Collections and Insurance Defense for Kentucky on
Q: Is this a possible lawsuit?

I was force placed insurance on my truck that ive had insurance on since day one. They told me there was a lapse and my truck payment went from $400 a month to over $800 a month. I sent proof of insurance and they ignored me and dodged my calls for a week. I finally got ahold of them and they said... Read more »

Joel Gary Selik
Joel Gary Selik
answered on Feb 4, 2023

Yes it is a possible lawsuit. You should consult with an experienced attorney in consumer rights.

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1 Answer | Asked in Medical Malpractice and Personal Injury for California on
Q: My disabled daughter recently had knee surgery. She was rx- oxycodone +ativan w/o narcan. Had to call 911 due to od sym.

She is 14, developmentally+intellectually delayed +sensory processing disorder, verbal,borderline nonverbal due to inability to get accurate, straight answers from her, or her inability to communicate in intelligible expressive language in an inquisitive setting, inability to accurately... Read more »

Joel Gary Selik
Joel Gary Selik
answered on Feb 3, 2023

If she has ongoing problems due to the malpractice a malpractice case may be warranted. In any event, you should consult with an experienced attorney.

General Notices: This is not legal advice, it is only general information. No attorney client relationship is established by this response....
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1 Answer | Asked in Medical Malpractice and Personal Injury on
Q: I broke my leg and had a metal plate and 12 screws put in it. Shortly after I had Mersa in my bloodstream Almost died

Do I have a case or am I wasting my time

Joel Gary Selik
Joel Gary Selik
answered on Feb 3, 2023

Infections can occur in hospitals with or without negligence/malpractice. Only a careful review of your case can determine if there was negligence. There are also many other factors in evaluating malpractice cases, including the nature and extent of harm and future treatment needed due to the... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Legal Malpractice for California on
Q: Trust attorney drafted wrong type of trust for my dad. Is that legal malpractice?

I have gotten a court deposition that he admitted to not creating the right trust. The trust created was power of appointment and he asked for restricted A/B with my stepmom.

Joel Gary Selik
Joel Gary Selik
answered on Feb 2, 2023

Yes it may be. An experienced legal malpractice attorney needs to review the facts, including the financial losses due to the malpractice.

1 Answer | Asked in Medical Malpractice and Personal Injury for Arizona on
Q: Can I sue a hospital for negligence after I fell while under medicine and hit my head against a door frame and floor?

I was sent from their ER to an Out Paitent Hospital, and while under medicine by IV, I fell getting out of bed and fell against the door frame and hit my head there and on the floor. Blood was everywhere and they didn't even attend to the open cut on my eyebrow region. I have been under... Read more »

Joel Gary Selik
Joel Gary Selik
answered on Feb 2, 2023

You should see an experienced medical malpractice attorneys immediately. There are time limits within which to sue and you need to make sure you were within those time limits.

This is only general legal information and is not legal advice. You may not rely on this general information for...
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1 Answer | Asked in Medical Malpractice for Ohio on
Q: My child was born C-section with a huge bruise on his forhead. Which shouldnt happen. They then withheld him from us for

3 hours. I was givven an an epidural, that did not work at all. They were highly alarmed about it. Now my son has autism, sensory pro disorder. And can't speak. There doctors avoided me the entire 4 days in the hospital. He didnt even & do the circumcision! We have video and pictures as... Read more »

Joel Gary Selik
Joel Gary Selik
answered on Feb 1, 2023

You have a very serious potential case.

It is important that you consult with an experienced medical malpractice attorney as soon as possible.

This is only general legal information and is not legal advice. You may not rely on this general information for your legal situation....
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3 Answers | Asked in Medical Malpractice and Personal Injury for California on
Q: I have, apparently, a medical malpractice case regarding a dental surgery. I was communicating with a personal injury at

I was just informed yesterday that it's more of a medical malpractice which has a one-year timeline. However, a different attorney told me that it is the 3-year timeline for medical malpractice. I need clarification. Since I thought I had it handled with this attorney who turns out to be... Read more »

Joel Gary Selik
Joel Gary Selik
answered on Feb 1, 2023

In California the medical malpractice statute of limitation is one year. In certain circumstances, it can be extended to three years, for example, if it was not discovered within the first year.

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3 Answers | Asked in Collections for North Carolina on
Q: I need a listing of lawyers in Mecklenburg county that can consult me on a debt collection suit
Joel Gary Selik
Joel Gary Selik
answered on Feb 1, 2023

You can search starting here

https://www.justia.com/lawyers/collections/north-carolina/mecklenburg-county

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1 Answer | Asked in Business Law and Collections for Nebraska on
Q: My old dentist just now sent be a bill from 2016. After I asked for months for the bill. Do I have to pay?

They have recently retired. And are now asking for my payment. 5 years is a little silly

Joel Gary Selik
Joel Gary Selik
answered on Feb 1, 2023

Check the statute of limitations for contracts in your state, if it is past that time you do not have to pay. If it is within the time limitations, you may have a defense called laches.

1 Answer | Asked in Medical Malpractice for California on
Q: Surgical procedure to plantar fascia was done incorrectly, doctor neglected, and ignored complaints and then walkd away.

Doctor performed plantar fascia release and heel spur removal, after 1yr of remaining in walking boot, and complaining of new pain, he gave up on me. I had to find another doctor and was told by new doctor that the other doctor cut too low from area of the chief complaint is and into the area... Read more »

Joel Gary Selik
Joel Gary Selik
answered on Feb 1, 2023

Yes you have a potential medical malpractice case. Consult with experienced attorneys. You can search for attorneys in this website, https://www.justia.com/lawyers

1 Answer | Asked in Medical Malpractice and Personal Injury for California on
Q: What is the statute of limitations to file a medical malpractice lawsuit?
Joel Gary Selik
Joel Gary Selik
answered on Feb 1, 2023

In California: Generally it is one year. But if it is against a government entity you must file a claim within 6 months. There are exceptions and requirements, etc.

This is only general legal information and is not legal advice. You may not rely on this general information for your...
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1 Answer | Asked in Medical Malpractice for Indiana on
Q: Where can I find information on malpractice lawsuits?

I was referred to a surgeon and have learned through a family member at another hospital that this surgeon has had past lawsuits against her. I have looked at the courts on-line but they don't seem to list malpractice cases.

Joel Gary Selik
Joel Gary Selik
answered on Jan 31, 2023

Many states have medical boards where you can search a doctors discipline history. Additionally, many courts have online listen cases were you can search buy a doctors name.

1 Answer | Asked in Collections on
Q: My ex-spouse (with a prenup) was repaying a loan to me, now he refuses saying we were married at the time of loan.

Sum is too large for small claims court. Is he required to repay loan after he already began paying then stopped although he borrowed during our marriage, but began repaying after separation/divorce ? I have texts (after separation/divorce) of him saying how much he owes, how much he will repay per... Read more »

Joel Gary Selik
Joel Gary Selik
answered on Jan 31, 2023

The first issue is how was this item, or the category of this type of item, handle in the MSA.

3 Answers | Asked in Collections and Small Claims for Texas on
Q: What are my options if I received a civil lawsuit notification for a 7-year-old debt?

I am in Texas. The payday loan was taken out at least 9 years ago. I fell on really hard times and was unable to continue making payments after approximately 4 payments.

The notice from a legal geoup in Virginia states it is my 2nd notice although I didn't receive the1st.

I... Read more »

Joel Gary Selik
Joel Gary Selik
answered on Jan 28, 2023

They may, or may not, sue. You can try to negotiate a payment. You can consult with attorneys to see if you have a defense or a counter lawsuit. You can explore bankruptcy.

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1 Answer | Asked in Medical Malpractice for Ohio on
Q: How can I find out if my dads medical malpractice case has been closed. Ohio 1:2012cv01681
Joel Gary Selik
Joel Gary Selik
answered on Jan 27, 2023

Many Court's have the records online, sometimes they actually have the documents. You can see if it is open.

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