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.
I'm sorry you were placed into this position. In general, such liability waivers are not looked kindly upon by courts, for reasons of public policy. In terms of your question of whether or not you should sign it, it's an individual decision. As a general premise, such agreements can be...View More
Hello - so sorry about your situation. What you describe sounds terrible. In order for you to have a malpractice claim, you would need to prove that the nurse or whoever did the blood draw deviated from a normal standard of care. You should consult with an attorney to discuss your matter further...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
In New York State, personal injury settlements are generally shielded from garnishment by creditors through a combination of federal and state laws. While there isn't a single specific legal act that offers this protection, it's derived from various legal provisions. Federal exemptions...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
You raise a very good question - and one that does not go overlooked by attorneys in challenging denials of medical care. Unfortunately, it is also a difficult issue to argue in most settings where a claim is closely processed with valid independent medical exams or peer reviews. If you have an...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
Generally, reassignment of a case does not mean it starts all over again. That goes for motions which were filed and presumably decided already. The rulings are considered the law of the case. Essentially, the new judge picks up where the former judge left off.
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
If you are contemplating using an attorney, they would advise. If you are interested in handling the claim yourself, there are resources online. If you consult with an attorney, one of the first questions raised will be the extent of damages you suffered. I hope you're okay, but unless there...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
and there so happened to be two parties that wanted to fight, accident waivers and release forms signed. is there anything in the law stopping this fight? will the only people liabal for said fight would be the two parties and not the host of the event.
Laws don't stop fights, they just tell one what conduct is illegal and the penalty if a perpetrator gets convicted. Your question seems to really be what is your liability. If you are somehow civilly responsible for allowing the fight (or promoting it) your accident waivers, even if...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 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
I hope everyone involved is okay. It could depend on the signage, the traffic control devices at the intersection, and your respective headings. You should place your insurance company on notice of the accident. They will be able to set up their claim and investigate the matter. Good luck
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
My mom and I went to a hotel in the city. While I was in the bathroom, she was fixing the sheets. She was trying to fix the bed before leaving and found feces marks on the sheets underneath the sheet that she was laying on. The hotel has a cleanliness policy and this is violating it. Should we sue... View More
In order to have a viable cause of action to sue, you will have to prove damages. That means that you incurred injury or cost related to the incident. If, for example, the hotel refused to correct the issue and you had to get a different room at your expense, that might be sufficient damages....View More
There was a person in the structure that was not in contact with my vehicle but claimed he was assaulted? He also took a picture of my license? Is that legal? And was that assault? He refused me calling medical attention
Taking a photograph of your license plate is certainly legal. To prove assault, he would have to prove intent to harm. This sounds more like a simple, negligence action. If your car accidentally hit a structure, your liability insurance should cover the damage. Simply report the accident to your...View More
Now years obviously have passed and after all my initial PT and seeing a spine specialist who sent me to a chiropractor . The chiro seemed to have helped it for awhile and that was the last time I think I ever checked that box that this was from a no fault accident. I've had problems over the... View More
I'm sorry about your lingering pains. Unfortunately, there's probably not very much that could be done at this point, some 17 - 18 years post-accident. If you were receiving medical treatment under your no-fault policy, which is likely the case, you would have probably had an IME...View More
Yes, you can offer them Benadryl. Offer it to them and let them make their own decision as to whether or not to take it. Just make sure they are aware of the side effects / risks of the mediation, perhaps by having the warning label / package insert available for them to read. You are not a...View More
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