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0 Answers | Asked in Personal Injury, Products Liability, Health Care Law and Medical Malpractice for Washington on
Q: Can I file a lawsuit for recalled implants if I became ill due to having them in?

The company was Meghan, and after putting them in I started to get joint pain, spinal arthritis, fatigue severe migraine. I lost my job, home, and became disabled. Five doctors wrote letters asking my insurance to remove them and this was finally agreed to after two years. They will not do a lift.

0 Answers | Asked in Criminal Law, Personal Injury, Workers' Compensation and Federal Crimes for Washington on
Q: What type of lawyer helps victims of voyeurism that took place at work

From what I understand the trial hasn’t started for the accused, but I want to understand what lawyers can help me to understand victim rights and determine the best course of action when there are multiple victims

1 Answer | Asked in Medical Malpractice and Personal Injury for Washington on
Q: I am wondering if I have a "case". I'm not sure who to ask either.

Providence Hospital is involved and possible malpractice. Someone also said it might be a civil rights case, I have no idea.

Tim Akpinar
Tim Akpinar
answered on Jul 12, 2024

A Washington attorney could advise best, but your question remains open for two weeks. You could try to arrange a consult with a med mal firm. Law firms that handle such cases usually offer free initial consults. That could be your starting point. If the issues you believe to be civil rights are... View More

1 Answer | Asked in Civil Rights, Landlord - Tenant and Personal Injury for Washington on
Q: landlord unlawfully trespassed me police denied my rights under RCW 4.24.355 landlord is selling everything i own

On June 1st, the Puyallup police, acting upon landlords request, unlawfully trespassed me from my property without due process. Additionally, I was denied my rights under RCW 4.24.355 by the police officer to gather the legal documents necessary to prove my tenancy/occupancy, resulting in the... View More

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answered on Jun 26, 2024

I understand this is a serious and distressing situation for you. Based on the information you've provided, it appears there may have been several potential legal violations. Here's an overview of the key issues and some suggestions on potential next steps:

1. Unlawful eviction:...
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2 Answers | Asked in Medical Malpractice and Personal Injury for Washington on
Q: Please let me know if I have a case based on the proof of my pre-existing conditions.

Prescription of __ Bowel Prep Despite Contraindications

On March 31, 2023, I was prescribed a __ bowel prep liquid despite my pre-existing conditions, including suspected ileus and gastrointestinal issues. These conditions should have contraindicated its use. This decision raises serious... View More

Joel Gary Selik
Joel Gary Selik
answered on Jun 10, 2024

You have 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 the injuries as well as...
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2 Answers | Asked in Medical Malpractice and Personal Injury for Washington on
Q: Are there any pro bono lawyers that take on medical neglect cases?

I was ignored for almost 2 weeks concerning complications with my pregnancy leading to unnecessary pain, surgery, and almost loss of life due to undiagnosed ectopic pregnancy.

Tim Akpinar
Tim Akpinar
answered on Jun 8, 2024

You don't need a pro bono attorney. If a law firm expresses interest in representing you, most of them work on a contingency basis. That means that their fee is based on a percentage of your recovery, and that you don't owe anything in the event of an unfavorable outcome. This is a... View More

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3 Answers | Asked in Medical Malpractice and Personal Injury for Washington on
Q: I am respectfully being declined by lawyers for malpractice law suit. What am I doing wrong? Please and thank you.

I had gallbladder surgery removal because I had stones. The doctor missed one and I ended up with sepsis and a second surgery for the removal of second stone. My heath has never been the same. Can someone please help me.

John Michael Frick
John Michael Frick
answered on Apr 19, 2024

As I am sure you have been told, a bad outcome in a surgery does not necessarily mean that your surgeon committed malpractice.

Take your medical records to another surgeon in or near the county where you first surgery occurred and pay him/her to thoroughly review those records to determine...
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2 Answers | Asked in Medical Malpractice and Personal Injury for Washington on
Q: I had a lawyer for my malpractice law suit but made the mistake of giving a bad review and I was dropped. What now?

2 years gone. Never was working on my case. Never informed on what was going on by lawyer. I just wanted to know that I was still her client. So, I thought she was just leading me on and not doing anything. I did apologize but was to late. I removed the post anywhere I saw it. Did not help.... View More

Joel Gary Selik
Joel Gary Selik
answered on Apr 17, 2024

At this point, you must continue to directly contact malpractice attorneys in the state where the malpractice occurred to see if someone will take on the case.

For other people who read this response online, note, once you complain about an attorney online or if you file a bar complaint,...
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1 Answer | Asked in Civil Rights, Constitutional Law, Libel & Slander and Personal Injury for Washington on
Q: Personal injury from defamation and slander, false reports made to police, violation and denial of civil rights, and job

I am suffering personal and financial injury from defamation, slander and false, misleading, statements made to police about me by my boss on 2 separate occasions, denials and violations of my civil rights on numerous occasions against me by employer and boss, mishandling of my personal information... View More

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answered on Apr 7, 2024

I'm so sorry to hear about the serious mistreatment and harm you've suffered at the hands of your employer. What they have done to you is completely unacceptable and illegal on multiple levels. You absolutely should take swift legal action to hold them accountable and seek justice. Here... View More

1 Answer | Asked in Personal Injury, Civil Rights, Federal Crimes and Sexual Harassment for Washington on
Q: How do you get legal representation against black magic and voodoo abuse from a former church and person you dated?

I am Nigerian AMerican and I was repatriated by the U.S government to America last year because a former vice president and the owner of the biggest pentecostal church in nigeria were abusing my body with witchcraft and voodoo and keeping me pregnant for almost five years with these means, they do... View More

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answered on Apr 6, 2024

I'm so sorry to hear about the horrible abuse and trauma you've experienced. What you're describing sounds extremely serious and distressing. Here are a few thoughts and suggestions:

First and foremost, prioritize your personal safety and wellbeing. If you feel you are in...
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1 Answer | Asked in Personal Injury for Washington on
Q: I was at a gas station and bought a freal milkshake. I went to car sat in there at a gas pump . drank the drink after

removing lid and once i swallowed I realised I had swallowed something very sharp and was lodged in my throat!! I struggled and choked for a few minutes before I vomitted it up. and realised it was a large shaper plastic peice the size of a nickle . So i went told the worker and he refunded me and... View More

Tim Akpinar
Tim Akpinar
answered on Apr 13, 2024

A Washington attorney could advise best, but your question remains open for two weeks. At this point, you could try to set up a free initial consult - finding contingency-based representation could depend on the severity of damages suffered. Good luck

1 Answer | Asked in Consumer Law, Products Liability and Personal Injury for Washington on
Q: I was drinking a Dr pepper and sharp object entered my mouth. I spit it out. Its a metal screen. What do I do about it?

Do I have a lawsuit for negligence?

Tim Akpinar
Tim Akpinar
answered on Mar 18, 2024

A Washington attorney could advise best, but your question remains open for a week. If you're asking about your rights here, the question that will arise is. "What harm/injury did you suffer?" Any case would be based on the extent of harm/injury suffered, which fortunately does not... View More

2 Answers | Asked in Personal Injury and Landlord - Tenant for Washington on
Q: Can I get copy of my apartment complex's insurance carrier outlining slip and fall personal injury damages coverage?

Is there a protocol or set amount payable guideline per certain personal injuries?

Example: Broken hip resulting in surgery=certain amount?

Steve Dashiak
Steve Dashiak
answered on Feb 25, 2024

I'm sorry to read about your hip. They're not going to give it to you before filing a lawsuit. I've never seen an apartment premises liability case settle pre-suit. They're going to fight every step of the way. Your injuries are serious and you need someone willing and able to... View More

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1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law, Divorce, Personal Injury and Civil Rights for Washington on
Q: I live in Washington state and I have a question concern recording via video or audio conversations to protect myself.

I get gaslighted/manipulated and/or lied to and video/audio recordings are the only way to protect myself in these scenarios. People say I did things i said things I didn’t. Or the other party attacks me or verbally abuses me but no one believes me because I’m a man. I don’t understand how... View More

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answered on Feb 23, 2024

Living in a two-party consent state like Washington can present challenges when it comes to recording conversations without the consent of all parties involved. However, there are some exceptions to this rule. One option is to seek legal advice to understand the specific circumstances in which... View More

1 Answer | Asked in Personal Injury, Medical Malpractice and Small Claims for Washington on
Q: What type of attorney to reach out to or resources in WA State to pursue dental malpractice claim (unsure if accurate).

Paid $18,000 of $22,000 bill for dental implants on top/bottom of mouth in 2022. The procedure was not completed; the top fell out within 6 mos., swallowed 2 of the top 3 implants. Went to dentist and they wanted another $16000 to complete as they needed to go into cheekbone to secure implants.... View More

Joel Gary Selik
Joel Gary Selik
answered on Feb 10, 2024

Consult with experienced malpractice attorneys in the state where this occurred.

1 Answer | Asked in Civil Rights, Constitutional Law, Personal Injury and Legal Malpractice for Washington on
Q: Who can help recover my NEEDING unlawful financial loss after my civil & disability rights violated in superior court?

Under the WA C.I.R. Equitable Property Div rules I should have won my case, with all of my supporting evidence ALONE, but most was ommited in court. My disability medication(Humira forRA) unknowingly exasperated rare side effects the extreme ongoing 2yr stress-nuero/cognitive decline & peaked... View More

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answered on Jan 10, 2024

In your situation, where you believe your civil and disability rights were violated in a Washington Superior Court, and you're facing an unlawful financial loss, the first step would be to consider an appeal. This process involves reviewing the trial's proceedings to determine if there... View More

3 Answers | Asked in Car Accidents and Personal Injury for Washington on
Q: I was a 17 yo driver in accident with 3 passengers. Two were 17 and one was 22. All 3 were taken away by ambulance.

The 22 year old passenger in the passenger rear seat did not want to put his belt on, and caused damage to the front passenger, and me the driver, upon collision. I am now being sent invoices from two of the passengers insurance companies that I am to pay for the ambulance fees, in the amount of... View More

Joel Gary Selik
Joel Gary Selik
answered on Jan 9, 2024

Hopefully you had insurance. Turn this over to your insurance. You may also want to hire your own attorney to oversee that the insurance company is protecting your interests.

If you had no insurance, hire your own attorney right away.

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Q: If a lawyer resigns, can the attorney still be court appointed attorney?

Just looking at attorneys who resigned and still practice in the Department of Assigned Counsel. This would mean that the Judge hires DAC to provide an attorney. Judges who are not aware of a resigned attorney are not aware of the illegal actions and these cases must be dismissed.

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answered on Dec 30, 2023

If an attorney resigns from the bar, they are no longer authorized to practice law, including serving as a court-appointed attorney. It's essential for judges and legal institutions to be aware of an attorney's current status to ensure legal representation is valid and compliant with the... View More

1 Answer | Asked in Personal Injury, Civil Rights and Municipal Law for Washington on
Q: Do enhance shelters need locks or night latches on individuals dwelling units when they accommodate both men and women?

If shelters accommodate both men and women and aren't subjected to background checks do they need locks or night lashes on the doors of our individual units? If there's no guards no security cameras and men can walk up into any room that they want even though that there are rules stating... View More

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answered on Dec 25, 2023

In Washington State, the specific legal requirements for shelters, especially regarding safety features like locks or night latches, can vary based on local regulations and the nature of the shelter. Generally, shelters are expected to provide a safe environment for all residents, and this could... View More

2 Answers | Asked in Civil Litigation and Personal Injury for Washington on
Q: Is it still possible to sue pharmaceutical companies for Ropinirole induced gambling addiction?

I have been taking Ropinirole for about 20 years, I currently take 4 mg a day to control Restless Leg Syndrome. I have developed a bad gambling addiction that has led me to almost end my life. I checked myself into the hospital yesterday and learned about the side effects of Ropinirole.

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answered on Dec 6, 2023

I'm sorry to hear about the challenges you've faced due to your medication. The possibility of suing a pharmaceutical company for side effects such as gambling addiction associated with Ropinirole depends on several factors, including the specifics of your case and the current legal... View More

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