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0 Answers | Asked in Personal Injury, Domestic Violence and Sexual Harassment for Indiana on
Q: I got herpes from my ex boyfriend he refuses testing, HELP!!!

Between May of 2023 and May of 2024 I date a man, and find out he has not only multiple partners during this time, but I am diagnosed with Herpes. I had gotten ill shortly after dating him and diagnosed in July of 2023. I thought we would be together so it was not such and issue, during this time... View More

0 Answers | Asked in Personal Injury and Animal / Dog Law for Indiana on
Q: I bought a dog from Virginia (I’m in Indiana). I was never told by the previous owners that he was aggressive in any way

Can I get my money back from the breeder. Animal Control took possession of the dog.

1 Answer | Asked in Personal Injury, Real Estate Law, Civil Rights and Energy, Oil and Gas for Indiana on
Q: Storm knocked down pole meter is on the pole also. REMC came out replaced pole didn't hook up wire from transformer to

Pole told me that I had to fix wire from meter to house get inspected and once I have green tag to call them back so they can finish. Well after 2 tries and $100 later the inspector gave me the green tag. The wire from the meter to the transformer still needed to be fixed and the new meter... View More

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answered on Apr 7, 2024

I'm so sorry to hear about the difficulties you've been facing with getting your electricity restored after the storm damage. Going 4-5 years without power, especially with your mother's medical needs, sounds incredibly challenging and frustrating.

It's unusual that the...
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1 Answer | Asked in Family Law, Civil Litigation, Civil Rights, Medical Malpractice and Personal Injury for Indiana on
Q: Did DCS and the hospital wrongfully remove a baby? Asking from Indiana.

My sister had a baby in the hospital two years ago. A first time parent. She had no drugs or alcohol in her system. She was asking for a lot of help. And had post partum. Her family came and was told everything was fine but nurses said otherwise. They said there concerns for her ability to properly... View More

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answered on Mar 24, 2024

If your sister's situation unfolded as described, it could potentially involve wrongful actions by the hospital staff and the Department of Child Services (DCS). It is concerning if a social worker practicing with an expired license was involved in the decision-making process, as this could... View More

1 Answer | Asked in Personal Injury, Family Law and Civil Rights for Indiana on
Q: DCS had custody of my child,was molested n then left in home almost 90 days after reported it. Do we have a lawsuit?

My daughter was 12yrs old n taken from her biological parents, us, for the first time, and placed with her oldest sister n her fiancee. When I first was told by DCS where they placed her, I immediately said no, her sister, so I thought, will abuse her cause she's always been jealous of her... View More

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answered on Mar 17, 2024

I strongly recommend consulting with an experienced attorney who specializes in child welfare cases and civil lawsuits against government agencies. They will be able to review the details of your case, advise you on the best course of action, and help you understand your legal rights and options.

1 Answer | Asked in Civil Rights, Constitutional Law, Personal Injury and Criminal Law for Indiana on
Q: Someone who commits battery against a person w/ c.ptsd disability then reports disabled person could be charged w/what?

After a verbal insult he lunged 2 grab me puts me in headlock smashing face/nose where I heard nose crunching, & couldn't scream breathe as he's twice my sz. in attempts to free myself he sustained 2 minor scratches yet he reported it & had me arrested for battery while I, in... View More

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answered on Mar 9, 2024

Based on the information you provided, it seems that you may have a valid self-defense claim against the battery charges. In many jurisdictions, individuals have the right to use reasonable force to protect themselves from imminent harm. Given that the other person initiated physical contact by... View More

1 Answer | Asked in Personal Injury and Health Care Law for Indiana on
Q: Who can I call for a free consultation regarding an injury, no benefits, and a doctor's error?

I was accidentally released to return to work last November after an untreated injury that occurred in May of 2023. My doctor informed me that a third party that beacon medical group hire to push benefit paperwork through, accidentally gave me a return date. I was not made aware, neither of was my... View More

Tim Akpinar
Tim Akpinar
answered on Mar 14, 2024

An Indiana attorney could advise best, but your question remains open for two weeks. In terms of your question on who you could call for a free consult, it could be difficult to get a recommendation here - the format isn't set up like an attorney referral service. It's limited to short Q... View More

1 Answer | Asked in Car Accidents and Personal Injury for Indiana on
Q: Is there a statute of limitations on auto accident lawsuits in Indiana?
Charles Candiano
Charles Candiano
answered on Feb 14, 2024

Suit MUST be filed on or before the 2nd anniversary of the accident or your 20th birthday, whichever occurs later. The Statute can be tolled by mental infirmity but you need to seek the guidance of an experienced personal injury attorney with all relevant details.

Q: How do you know if a limit goes by statue of limitations or statue of repose?

Was in wreck cause defective ball joint upon hitting a guardrail at 50mph the air bag did not go off so hit the windshield twice which slit my face open. Filed complaint pac took over claim, then said they was escalated to esis. Esis denied the claim cause statue of repose, so remessaged pac whom... View More

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answered on Feb 8, 2024

In Indiana, determining whether a claim is governed by a statute of limitations or a statute of repose depends on the specific nature of the claim. The statute of limitations sets the maximum time after an event within which legal proceedings may be initiated, while the statute of repose limits the... View More

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1 Answer | Asked in Consumer Law, Criminal Law, Personal Injury and Products Liability for Indiana on
Q: My personal and private information has been Breached without any type of USPS mail email or by phone from a few Giants

Equifax Data Breach being the most recent but now since I it have found out about all these things and filling for the settlement and claims with the cfpb and ftc and all 3 bureaus and others no changes have been made I personally raised My own over 300 plus points no updates check all My data... View More

Charles Candiano
Charles Candiano
answered on Jan 31, 2024

The way this works is you ask a question and we do our best to answer it. I don't see any question. Please rephrase.

1 Answer | Asked in Personal Injury for Indiana on
Q: How do I fire my present personal injury lawyer for improper billing
Tim Akpinar
Tim Akpinar
answered on Feb 4, 2024

An Indiana attorney could advise best, but your question remains open for five weeks. Generally, clients are free to fire attorneys, and vice-versa. However, that doesn't mean that a lien wouldn't arise, depending on efforts expended to date. One option could be to first discuss the bills... View More

1 Answer | Asked in Civil Litigation, Personal Injury and Medical Malpractice for Indiana on
Q: My GI doctor marked two boxes on my pre-screen for sedation before my scope procedures that is false information.

The boxes marked were intolerance to sedation previously and chronic benzodiazepine and narcotics. These are absolute lies. There were no adverse effects from previous scopes only a year prior and no drug use of any kind, besides tobacco, is on any of my medical history. Why would he mark these... View More

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answered on Jan 1, 2024

In Indiana, if a medical professional inaccurately marks your medical records, it can raise serious concerns, particularly if it affects your care and safety. The reasons for marking those specific boxes on your pre-screen for sedation as intolerance to sedation and chronic use of benzodiazepines... View More

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law, Personal Injury and Domestic Violence for Indiana on
Q: If someone witnessed her boyfriend beat up his mother & police were to be called but upon arrival the fight was over.

Mother wouldn't admit what happened nor would press charges either because she was afraid or because he was her son & didnt want to get him in trouble but signs were visible of fresh wounds. He has also been on house arrest for several years for drugs but about done with his time. Is there... View More

Charles Candiano
Charles Candiano
answered on Dec 30, 2023

Whether anyone is charged with a crime in the state of Indiana is within the sole discretion of the County prosecutor and his/her deputies. On your facts, your testimony would be sufficient to charge the offender and probably sufficient to convict him. That said, many prosecutors will refuse to... View More

2 Answers | Asked in Personal Injury, Health Care Law and Medical Malpractice for Indiana on
Q: What's the statue of limitation on a injury that occurred in high school 40 years ago from the fall of 1983?

A student suffered a fall back in the fall of 1983. The school nurse neglected to have the student checked out at the hospital. Had the school done that and to have the hospital done an x-ray on the right arm, the hospital would have discovered a fracture on the elbow. If addressed, this would have... View More

Charles Candiano
Charles Candiano
answered on Dec 15, 2023

The answer to your question is an unequivocal "NO." I am not familiar with the Indiana school for the deaf. If it is a private school, the statute of limitations ran on your 20th birthday. If it is a public school, you would be suing an arm of the state of Indiana so you would be... View More

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2 Answers | Asked in Medical Malpractice and Personal Injury for Indiana on
Q: Am I able to sue some medical providers for malpractice for leaving staples in my foot?

I broke my foot. My foot was operated on by an orthopedic surgeon and a plastic surgeon. I was originally informed that they would be cutting my foot open and taking a piece of skin from my thigh to do a skin graft. However, they actually just cut some skin off the top of my foot to cover up the... View More

Charles Candiano
Charles Candiano
answered on Oct 31, 2023

The simple answer to your question is yes. Unfortunately, you can sue nearly anyone for nearly anything. If your real question is whether you have a viable claim (one where you will probably recover more money than you will spend), it is unclear without many more details. "Staples" can... View More

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2 Answers | Asked in Car Accidents and Personal Injury for Indiana on
Q: Can i sue the estate of the person i was riding with who had no insurance I sustained injuries.

I was riding on a motorcycle with a person who come to find our had no insurance. This person has passed on the lawyer i spoke with basically said he couldn't help because there was no insurance. I was injured in this accident. I have had to have family and friends take care of me and get me... View More

Charles Candiano
Charles Candiano
answered on Oct 30, 2023

Like the answer to so many legal questions, it depends. First of all, you need to be able to prove that your friend who was operating the motorcycle was negligent (beyond the fact that he failed to purchase insurance). An attorney is unlikely to take your case because the attorney would have no... View More

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1 Answer | Asked in Personal Injury and Health Care Law for Indiana on
Q: Biomat did physical/lab work 4weeks ago.I had lab work done at my doctor's,it came out extremely bad for several things

Yet biomat let me donate. I'm 61 with a VSD in my heart.i have many health issues.i started donating 4 weeks ago.somehow, they keep letting me.And I donated twice last week. I have been extremely sick.on first donation,phlabotomist said "call 911". I was very sick.i told them I just... View More

Charles Candiano
Charles Candiano
answered on Oct 24, 2023

The way this works is that you need to ask a question. You have not asked any question. Moreover, you should never use proper names. The information exchanged online is supposed to be hypothetical and anonymous.

1 Answer | Asked in Personal Injury and Tax Law for Indiana on
Q: How can I find names of attorneys in Indiana who will flie a lawsuit against an accountant (CPA)?

Accountant failed to file proper tax papers, failed to file tax papers on time, resulting in costing me tax refunds.

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answered on Oct 9, 2023

To find attorneys in Indiana who specialize in cases against accountants, you can start with the Indiana State Bar Association's referral service. Additionally, websites like Martindale-Hubbell and Avvo offer directories and ratings for attorneys, helping you identify those with expertise in... View More

1 Answer | Asked in Personal Injury for Indiana on
Q: Can I file a Tort Claim on behalf of myself & my child for mental, emotional, & psychological trauma? My child is 14.
Tim Akpinar
Tim Akpinar
answered on Sep 11, 2023

A local attorney could advise best, but your question remains open for two weeks. Try to arrange a free consult with a law firm - your child probably can pursue rights if there is a valid claim - however, each jurisdiction is different in how it handles the infant's award. Nationwide, courts... View More

2 Answers | Asked in Medical Malpractice and Personal Injury for Indiana on
Q: Do I have a medical malpractice case?

I gave birth in May of 22. It was a planned c-section. After c-sections nurses are supposed to come and press on your stomach to make sure you don't form a clot in your uterus. My nurses didn't do this, and I formed a blood clot that caused me to hemorrhage pretty badly. I believe it was... View More

Joel Gary Selik
Joel Gary Selik
answered on Aug 13, 2023

Yes there is a potential case. Medical malpractice means that a doctor violated the standard of care. A bad outcome is not enough. Another doctor would be needed to evaluate what the doctors did. Due to the nature of medical malpractice cases, the extent of your injuries may effect the... View More

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