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1 Answer | Asked in Personal Injury and Products Liability for Maryland on
Q: Hello I purchased a pair of pierced earrings wore them and it split my ear apart . What can I do about it

My ear lòoks terrible each time that I look at or feel my ear it's like I shock all over again. The earring is a drop bead on my guess is silver wire with a bead at the end

Tim Akpinar
Tim Akpinar
answered on Sep 26, 2022

A Maryland attorney could advise best, but your question remains open for two weeks. I'm sorry this happened to you. You could reach out to law firms to try to arrange a free initial consult to discuss the matter in more detail. The situation you describe appears to involve a legal theory of... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Consumer Law, Products Liability and Small Claims for Maryland on
Q: Trying to buy a Service Vehicle: Car got loaned out while I am waiting to finish the purchase. What do I do??

Trying to buy a Service Vehicle: Car got loaned out while I am waiting to finish the purchase.

I went to buy a service vehicle from Annapolis Hyundai. I liked the car decided to continue with the purchase. I signed a printed paper with the cars VIN, price, and other details. No sentences... Read more »

Mark Oakley
Mark Oakley
answered on Jun 15, 2022

Express your dissatisfaction to the sales manager; ask for a discount for the extra miles and wear and tear on the car; or cancel the purchase if whatever you signed allows you to cancel (it is unclear whether you signed a binding contract to purchase or not). Maybe ask to purchase a different car... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Car Accidents, Consumer Law and Products Liability for Maryland on
Q: Am I legally obligated to pay a repair bill to a car repair service center if they damaged my vehicle,

They had my vehicle for several months. When it was just about ready, it fell off the car lift and sustained damages totaling my vehicle. Their insurance company wrote it off as a total loss and is offering me a just and fair offer for compensation. The service center is still requesting me to... Read more »

Eric Todd Kirk
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answered on Feb 9, 2022

They never returned a repaired car to you. They did not live up to their end of the contract. I would not be inclined to pay the bill. You can submit the bill to their insurer and ask them to pay it.

1 Answer | Asked in Consumer Law, Contracts, Products Liability and Business Law for Maryland on
Q: Supplier/ installer company sold the ceiling track light to the dentist. The light got separated from the pole, fell and

The light got separated from the pole, fell and caused injury. Expert concluded that the security pin that hold the light to the pole was not installed. Company came and replaced the light and installed the pin in other thirteen pieces of the same type of equipment. There was a personal injury... Read more »

Mark Oakley
Mark Oakley
answered on Dec 24, 2021

(1) and (2): The Consumer Product Safety Commission issues recalls for unsafe consumer products, and the manufacturer remains liable to injured persons (emphasis on "injured") on account of their dangerous products, but there is n general right to sue companies solely on the basis that... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Personal Injury and Products Liability for Maryland on
Q: I have been using OGX for years, I have sores on my scalp that will not go away. My hair is thinning, What do I do now?

Have been to a dermatologist, no answer as to what is causing. My scalp itches all the time.

Mark Oakley
Mark Oakley
answered on Jul 12, 2021

In order to sue, you need to connect some ingredient in OGX to your current issues, and what you are saying is that these symptoms (hair loss and scalp irritation) only recently arose, although you have been using the product for decades. A causal connection must be established through a medical... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Civil Litigation, Products Liability and Lemon Law for Maryland on
Q: You I bought a car a month ago. I went to a dealership. Since buying the car it has broke down on me 3 times,

I’ve had multiple issues, major issues. The car was as is but i did purchase a warranty. The dealership refuses to even talk to me. I asked for a CARFAX report and he says he gave me one but he didn’t. He refuses to give me one, i ended up buying one. What legal rights do i have?

Michael Wilson McGraw
Michael Wilson McGraw
answered on Apr 22, 2021

You should seek counsel familiar with Maryland’s Lemon Law. It is tricky but I have found that once counsel gets involved, the buyer gets a response. Again there are certain procedural and timing requirements that competent counsel can assist you with.

Q: I was denied employment due to CBD oil usage for insomnia. The product label DID NOT state the possibility of THC.

I was using CBD oil from a large retail store (Vitamin Shoppe) for insomnia. The label on the bottle or packaging DID NOT state the possibility of positive THC in drug tests, thus made me think I was safe in using the product. My drug test came back positive for THC and was denied employment even... Read more »

Mark Oakley
Mark Oakley
answered on Jan 12, 2021

CBD oil and other hemp-based products are not yet regulated by the FDA, and the 50 states all have 50 different regulatory schemes for this product. In short, there is little legal requirements regarding listing ingredients and THC concentrations. Legal hemp, as opposed to illegal or regulated... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Products Liability for Maryland on
Q: Used an Aveeno cream on baby her face ripped and bled do I have a lawsuit?
Tim Akpinar
Tim Akpinar
answered on Sep 7, 2020

A Maryland attorney could advise best, but your question remains open for three weeks. I hope your baby daughter is okay. Without more information, it's difficult to say what could cause ripping or bleeding. You could contact a Maryland attorney to get their take on the matter based on... Read more »

2 Answers | Asked in Personal Injury and Products Liability for Maryland on
Q: I went to a business at my local mall and got lashes done, my eyes are now infected and swollen.

I went to my local mall to get lashes extensions, they glue burned and infected my eyes and face, I told the technician that it was burning really bad when she applied it but she said that was normal, the next day my eyes was still hurting I called and if she could remove them because I... Read more »

Bennett James Wills
Bennett James Wills
answered on Dec 12, 2019

Contact a local personal injury attorney to evaluate your options.

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1 Answer | Asked in Personal Injury and Products Liability for Maryland on
Q: bought an ice pack product which seemed to leak. Daughter suffered multiple blisters and chemical burns.
Tim Akpinar
Tim Akpinar
answered on Sep 20, 2019

I'm sorry for your daughter's ordeal here. You must speak with a Maryland attorney, but your question remains open for a week and you might be wondering what to do. Save records of any emergency medical care your daughter received and records of follow-up medical care. Save the ice pack... Read more »

2 Answers | Asked in Consumer Law and Products Liability for Maryland on
Q: Can I hold Jiffy Lube responsible for my hood opening while I was driving?

Something crazy just happened with my car. The latch that secures my hood recently stopped functioning correctly. I secured it with a bungie cord. I got my oil changed yesterday. The hood was secure, but it appears that the cord was put back on too tight and it broke while I was driving. Luckily no... Read more »

Peter N. Munsing
Peter N. Munsing
answered on Sep 3, 2019

If you had a properly working latch and they broke it, that would be one thing. But you are blaming them for improperly attaching a bungee cord, for which there isn't a designated proper place in the manual. Further, the bungee cord, being stretchable, shouldn't be used in the first... Read more »

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1 Answer | Asked in Personal Injury and Products Liability for Maryland on
Q: Im looking for council related to synthetic drug,, DES. I talked to attorney while back. Breast cancer or uterus

Breast cancer or uterus cancer, can still file claim. My mother has breast cancer and i have had cancer cells in uterus. We both need to file a claim, we missed the overall big filing. We live in Rock Hall, MD. Was hoping would not have to go to Baltimore for council. Would appreciate a... Read more »

Peter N. Munsing
Peter N. Munsing
answered on Sep 3, 2019

The major DES litigation was in the 80's. If you have pre-cancerous changes, the problem is showing that the damages are such that you can make a claim. In your mother's case the difficulty is showing that her cancer is linked to DES or it is a form that is only found with those that... Read more »

2 Answers | Asked in Personal Injury, Products Liability and Medical Malpractice for Maryland on
Q: Good Evening, My name is Imelda. Pharmacy Medication/Patient Error. On 08/06/2019.

On 08/06/2019, doctor provided me with written prescription. Hand held prescription to pharmacy agent. Within minutes they had the prescription ready. After taking medication I felt very very ill. I called Dr. to inform her. When she mentioned to cut in half. Red light flashed, I took a good look... Read more »

Peter N. Munsing
Peter N. Munsing
answered on Aug 22, 2019

Do both. Photograph the bottle etc, the receipt .

Realistically, you have a case but a very small one because from what you say nothing lasting happened--you had a nasty experience, but that would get you very little.

However the pharmacy should be notified because, who knows, the...
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1 Answer | Asked in Family Law, Products Liability, Gaming and Social Security for Maryland on
Q: Can my parents take my phone

Can my parents take my phone if I am 15 and I bought the phone under my own name and with my own money. If they take it away is that stolen prop

Griffin Klema
Griffin Klema
answered on May 3, 2019

Whether it is "stolen" or not, I'm guessing there's at least a fair reason the phone was taken from you, even though you seem to disagree with that reason. At 15 years old, you are probably still considered a "minor" which means you are too immature to have certain... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Car Accidents and Products Liability for Maryland on
Q: What kind a lawyer do I need for damages to a car due to negligence on the mechanics part
Peter N. Munsing
Peter N. Munsing
answered on Jul 25, 2018

You need to figure the cost of repairing the damage vs cost of hiring an attorney. I don't know of any that would take that on a contingent fee.

However if it's provable and you have collision coverage or general property damage coverage, why not file a claim with your insurance...
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1 Answer | Asked in Copyright, Products Liability, Business Formation and Trademark for Maryland on
Q: We are bring sued by a DC firm. We are a nonprofit.

They say they have one common word trademarked! HOW can this be, with that word, which is used by many.

Can we keep our non profit name?

Mark Oakley
Mark Oakley
answered on Apr 19, 2018

Have they actually filed suit (in which case, you are being sued), or did they merely send a threatening letter? I doubt you are in actual legal jeopardy of losing the word, “Heroes”, from you company name or losing a damage suit in court. My guess is that they are trying to scare you into... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Personal Injury and Products Liability for Maryland on
Q: I broke my tooth upon eating some Turkey Jerky from Boar's Head. What is my recourse? The company has left me hanging.
John Mesirow
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John Mesirow
answered on Jan 24, 2018

Assuming that you broke your tooth on a piece of bone or something else that should not have been in the Turkey Jerky, you have a claim. Not to minimize what happened, but the problem you may have in finding a lawyer is what appears to be the limited nature of your injury. You should contact a... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Products Liability and Medical Malpractice for Maryland on
Q: I had rib plating surgery and had pain 2 months later. Screws have fallen out. Took 3 months to see a doctor

She won't even take an x-ray to see where the screw is before she goes in for another surgery which all she did was talk to somebody over the phone from her office because she never could make it to the appointment which I sat in the room for an hour and a half waiting..whole process has been... Read more »

Peter N. Munsing
Peter N. Munsing
answered on Sep 11, 2017

Most likely but sounds like you need to get a second opinion (don't mention you are thinking about a case).,

1 Answer | Asked in Car Accidents, Personal Injury and Products Liability for Maryland on
Q: I recently took my honda vehicle to the dealer for the safety recall on airbags for the passenger and driver

Got into a car accident where both airbags didn't go off....it was a very bad accident where I could of died if it wasn't for my seat belt....do I have a case? And if so what is the type of lawyer I should be looking for? Do you have any recommendations I live in Columbia md

Thomas J. Maronick Jr
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Thomas J. Maronick Jr
answered on Jul 18, 2017

It is a possible product liability case. You want a product liability lawyer who handles personal injury. My office will be happy to consult with you free of charge. Call 410 244-5068 and ask for my intake paralegal Mark.

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