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2 Answers | Asked in Workers' Compensation for California on
Q: I've been off of work for 10 months and I just seen the Qme for a second evaluation he mentioned further treatment why

He said i have a cyst on my elbow and spinel stenosis mentioned epidural injections and pain management and chiropractor does this mean I am not MMI or P&S

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answered on Sep 10, 2022

Yes. QME doesn’t think you are MMI yet. You need to get the treatments QME has recommended and then be evaluated by him so he could provide an MMI report.

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1 Answer | Asked in Personal Injury and Medical Malpractice for California on
Q: I am looking for a medical malpractice lawyer/advice in Riverside/Orange Co. area.

Went to ER with abdominal pain and few days later I end up blind, no prior vision issues, no family history of any vision problems, not diabetic and Kaiser is telling me this is "chronic glaucoma"?

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Haleh Shekarchian
answered on Aug 12, 2022

Sorry to hear that. You could have a good malpractice case. You should contact anyone of us on Justia for a consultation.

1 Answer | Asked in Medical Malpractice and Workers' Compensation for California on
Q: What can I Do when a Nurse Case Manager goes to My Nuerosureon before I Attend Visit and Stops My Surgery?

I was Set Up to have a Much Needed Cervical Surgery Suggested By MRIs and Other Exams to have a 3 Disc's Herniation Surgery and Severe Foramina Stenosis and Kyphosis Surgery by a Neck Go to Neurosurgeon. He wrote in Three Reports how Bad I Needed this Surgery. But go Ahead and Finish the... Read more »

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Haleh Shekarchian
answered on Aug 1, 2022

Is the doctor providing an opinion as to why he is changing his recommendation?

I suggest you get a second opinion from another doctor ASAP and obtain a neutral opinion AME or QME as well.

1 Answer | Asked in Workers' Compensation, Legal Malpractice and Public Benefits for California on
Q: Hi. I was Not Paid Not Any Weekly/ Monthly Indemnity while I Attended Eight Weeks of Attending Chronic Pain Doc. My Atty

My Attorney told Me I Could Not Receive Three Disability at a Time. I Attend from 2013 to 2019 with My New PTP given to Me. I did Not Get Paid Nothing. Not Even Mileage. Only My SSDI and My Pension Owed to Me. I Attend Every Month. His Assessment Read. This Man is "PTD" SHALL NOT LIFT... Read more »

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Haleh Shekarchian
answered on Aug 1, 2022

You may be entitled to temporary disability and permanent disability payments. However you can not collect both state disability and worker’s compensation temporary disability at the same time. That would be double recovery. You are also entitled to Milage.

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2 Answers | Asked in Personal Injury for California on
Q: If a plaint. in injury Case dies, is the case dead? (Attorney said) and can civil proced. 377.32 be used AgainstMeSign?

California case- I was never told of any court dates but they all occurred. I’m a bit hesitant to just trust blindly here. The lawyer has been vague on things and I alone was the one who hired him, talked to him. My wife was incapable

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Haleh Shekarchian
answered on May 5, 2022

No. The case is not dead if Plaintiff dies. There is a new law that allows pain and suffering even if Plaintiff dies. You should consult anyone of us on Justia for a free consultation.

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5 Answers | Asked in Car Accidents and Personal Injury for California on
Q: I was in a vehicle accident that was not my fault. Totaled my vehicle and fractured my sternum how long will it take?
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Haleh Shekarchian
answered on Feb 3, 2022

Sounds like you have a great case. You are entitled to money for your property damage, medical bills, loss of earnings, pain and suffering etc. You should contact anyone of us on JUSTIA for a free consultation.

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3 Answers | Asked in Animal / Dog Law and Personal Injury for California on
Q: My parents and dog were attacked by a pit bull yesterday on our street.

My dog and dad both got bit. My dog was bit in the rib cage and my dad was bit in the arm.

My dad was able to fight off the pitbull without any more harm being done to anyone. The pitbull came from a house on our street. We called animal control who came out today and took a police report... Read more »

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Haleh Shekarchian
answered on Jan 16, 2022

Your father can file a claim against the owner of the house where the dog came out from as well as against any tenant who owns the dog. Your dad is entitled to recovery of his medical bills, loss of earnings, pain and suffering etc

He should contact anyone of us on Justia ASAP for a free...
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2 Answers | Asked in Personal Injury for California on
Q: When do I let the landlord know that I broke my ankle on the rental property and that I am awaiting surgery?

Accident caused by a flight of stairs. The bottom step is substantially lower than the other 15 steps which caused me to trip and land on my ankle. Tripped a few times over the past 2 years but this time i broke my ankle.

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Haleh Shekarchian
answered on Nov 1, 2021

You should report it to the landlord right away. Did you tell the paramedics/ emergency room doctors or nurses that the stairs caused your fall? You should contact anyone of us on Justia for a free consultation.

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4 Answers | Asked in Personal Injury for California on
Q: What are my options?

I was injured when I was rear-ended but the at fault driver does not have insurance.

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Haleh Shekarchian
answered on Sep 26, 2021

Do you have uninsured motorist coverage on your insurance policy? If so, your insurance will pay your claim and will pursue the other party for reimbursement. You should consult with anyone of us on Justia for a free consultation

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3 Answers | Asked in Employment Law for California on
Q: I am worried for my safety and my retail job due to heavy shoplifting and my work has done nothing.

I work at well known make up retailer. We have people coming in to steal every day and our company does nothing to stop it. We are forced to let them in, watch the harass customers and employees, and feel in danger the whole time. This has caused me severe emotional distress. With covid, we keep a... Read more »

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Haleh Shekarchian
answered on Dec 17, 2020

You could make a psych worker’s compensation claim. You should report it to your supervisor and hire a worker’s compensation attorney ASAP.

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3 Answers | Asked in Workers' Compensation for California on
Q: I'm going through Work Comp now to deal with my carpal tunnel. I have had visits w/ a Dr. prior trying to avoid WC.

WC now wants my med. records. How far back am I required to realease? Have I damaged my case w/ WC by trying to deal with it privately before? I had heard horror stories about WC and didn't want to have that experience. Thank you.

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Haleh Shekarchian
answered on Dec 1, 2020

It depends what stage your case is in. Have you picked a neutral doctor yet? I suggest you consult with any one of us on Justia before picking a neutral doctor. That is VERY important.

As for prior records they can subpoena your prior medical records to see if you have had similar...
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3 Answers | Asked in Personal Injury and Landlord - Tenant for California on
Q: My girlfriend stepped on a tack strip under the carpet in our rental property. Are we allowed compensation?

It put a hole in her foot and she works on her feet. It was painful and the hole was deep

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Haleh Shekarchian
answered on Nov 25, 2020

Your girlfriend has a good case against the landlord. You should contact anyone of us on Justia for a free consultation.

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3 Answers | Asked in Personal Injury and Car Accidents for California on
Q: Hit by a van

A van hit me while I was riding a bike and did not stop at all. AfterWards a lady pulled up in her car, showed me a photo of the van and said “this Is the person who hit u and handed me a paper with the license plate number. I’m not in horrible pain but definitely noticeable pain . What... Read more »

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Haleh Shekarchian
answered on Nov 23, 2020

You should consult anyone of us on Justia right away so we can run a license plate check, find out who his insurance carrier is and file a claim. You are entitled to money for your medical bills, loss of earnings, pain and suffering etc.

Sounds like you have a good case.

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3 Answers | Asked in Personal Injury for California on
Q: Hello, I fell out of an Otis elevator when the door opened and it was approx. 5-8 inches above the lobby floor.

I reported the injury to my supervisor at work. WC claim was filed. I will be having surgery to my low back on 12/01/2020 due to the fall. No attorney wants to handle my personal injury claim because, I am told Otis is hard to deal with and they will try every trick in the book not to pay a claim.... Read more »

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Haleh Shekarchian
answered on Nov 23, 2020

Sounds like you have a good personal injury as well as a good worker’s compensation case.

You can contact anyone of us on Justia for a free consultation. Some of us handle BOTH types of cases and can answer your questions on both cases.

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3 Answers | Asked in Workers' Compensation for California on
Q: QME form

After filling 2 QME forms I sent one to my adjuster and the second to the state compensation places, and this is because my adjuster closed my case because Concentra gave me a zero impairment rating, now I called my adjuster today to confirm he got the mail but could not answer his phone, but the... Read more »

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Haleh Shekarchian
answered on Oct 21, 2020

You are entitled to a QME. The adjuster would prefer you don’t go to a QME. You should contact anyone of us on Justia for a free consultation.

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4 Answers | Asked in Legal Malpractice for California on
Q: Can I fire my personal injury attorney if I feel like he's not answering my questions promptly and communicating to me?

Hello, I live in California, I hired a personal lawyer back at the end of June 2020. I told him I didn't want the case to drag on forever and I'd be fine with the settlement originally offered, I was afraid of not getting proper medical care. The money is great but not the most important... Read more »

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Haleh Shekarchian
answered on Oct 20, 2020

Your prior attorney has to prove what he has done on the case to be able to collect attorney’s fees. If you hire a new lawyer, the new lawyer will share his fees with the prior lawyer so it would not reduce your share of the settlement. You should contact anyone of us on Justia for a free... Read more »

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2 Answers | Asked in Workers' Compensation for California on
Q: QME FORM

Hi Guys, I called my adjuster to request a QME form after finding out that my evaluation rating from concentra was zero but as usual the adjuster never replied. So I went online and found the form, I was wondering if and individual involved in the claim can fill this form, I already talk to a... Read more »

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Haleh Shekarchian
answered on Oct 19, 2020

You could fill out the form but I suggest you consult an attorney when striking the names of the doctors as that is very crucial. You can contact anyone of us on Justia for a free consultation.

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3 Answers | Asked in Legal Malpractice and Tax Law for California on
Q: If I am a Personal Injury Lawyer and win a case do I pay taxes on the money I got from the case

I am in California

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Haleh Shekarchian
answered on Oct 17, 2020

Taxes would have to be paid on attorney’s fees the attorney is charging since that is an earring.

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2 Answers | Asked in Workers' Compensation for California on
Q: Do I HAVE to release my medical records for my worker's comp claim?

I strained my lumbar region at work just short of a month ago and I have gone the course of alerting my employer of the strain, going to treatment, and was pending response about lost wages until this week. I received a check for lost time so far, but also received a packet containing paperwork for... Read more »

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Haleh Shekarchian
answered on Sep 27, 2020

The worker’s compensation insurance carrier wants to get your prior medical records to see if you had injured the same body part before. They should subpoena any records they need. You don’t need to sign the medical release forms. You should consult with anyone of us on Justia for a free... Read more »

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3 Answers | Asked in Workers' Compensation for California on
Q: my workers comp attorney is not doing there job and is letting the other party stall and/or put things off

its been going on for sometime and i was promised x amount of money and so far i cant even get my out of pocket expenses paid back

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Haleh Shekarchian
answered on Sep 16, 2020

You should make an appointment to meet with your attorney and ask him to explain why nothing is happening or you can consult anyone of us on AVVO for a free consultation.

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