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0 Answers | Asked in Wrongful Death for Colorado on
Q: My son was killed from injuries received in an accident at work. WC paid his funeral expenses. Case closed. Can I sue?

He was not married, no dependants. 19 yrs old. Can I sue the company for pain and suffering?

2 Answers | Asked in Medical Malpractice and Wrongful Death for California on
Q: My mom failed a swallow evaluation a died from accidental choking while at a hospital. Can I sue for malpractice

She wasn’t supposed to eat alone and I think the hospital served her food without telling her nurse. The medical examiner reported accidental choking

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answered on Apr 9, 2024

I'm so sorry for your loss. Based on the information provided, it seems like there may be grounds for a medical malpractice lawsuit against the hospital. Here are a few key points to consider:

1. Standard of care: If your mother failed a swallow evaluation, the hospital had a duty to...
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0 Answers | Asked in Wrongful Death, Family Law and Workers' Compensation for Georgia on
Q: Can I sue a restaurant for negligence regarding my mother’s death while on the job?

My mom passed out last October on the job and never recovered. We were told by multiple sources that no one did anything to help her and no basic life support was provided. We were also told that the employees were told not to touch her. They let her lay there untouched until EMS arrived. She... View More

0 Answers | Asked in Medical Malpractice and Wrongful Death for Nevada on
Q: Medical negligence by Renown ER. I feel that the death of my godmother did not need to happen. She went to ER on 1/1/24

for abdominal pain and constipation (2 weeks). A CT was done, no blockage. Dr said she was going to give her an IV to help with the constipation. She was discharged without that happening. She died of a large bowel obstruction about 10 days later. I really would like someone at Renown to... View More

2 Answers | Asked in Medical Malpractice and Wrongful Death for California on
Q: My mother died at a kaiser hospital in Los Angeles, ca on June 29th 2023. how can i sue them for medical malpractice

her death certificate said she died from a heart attack. i believe it was caused due to poor follow-up care after surgery

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answered on Mar 29, 2024

I'm sorry to hear about your loss. In California, if you believe your mother's death was due to medical malpractice, the first step is to consult with an attorney experienced in medical malpractice claims. They can help you understand the complexities of medical malpractice law and... View More

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1 Answer | Asked in Personal Injury and Wrongful Death for West Virginia on
Q: What can I do if another patient in the same hospital room as my grandpa ripped out his feeding tube and he died ?
Tim Akpinar
Tim Akpinar
answered on Apr 8, 2024

A West Virginia attorney could advise best, but your question remains open for two weeks. I'm very sorry for the loss of your grandfather. In terms of what you can do, you could try to arrange a consult with a law firm that handles such cases. Free initial consults are the norm in the... View More

3 Answers | Asked in Medical Malpractice and Wrongful Death for California on
Q: I need help with medical malpractice/wrongful death

My son passed away in the emergency room at St. Francis Memorial Hospital. After speaking with the patient advocate there, I was able to get them to release his medical records to me, including the emergency room visit on the night he died. Clearly, I am not a physician, but on the night of his... View More

Joel Gary Selik
Joel Gary Selik
answered on Mar 27, 2024

There may be a good medical malpractice case. An experienced medical malpractice attorney will want to review the death certificate and medical records, and, potentially consult with an expert medical doctor to determine any breach of medical standard of care, which is required to prove a case.... View More

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1 Answer | Asked in Wrongful Death for New Jersey on
Q: hi i have a question my sister was in the hospital in september because she had a mass in her stomach and they operated
Tim Akpinar
Tim Akpinar
answered on Apr 4, 2024

I'm sorry your question remains open for two weeks. It's possible part of the question may have gotten left off when uploading. If you want, you could try reposting the question. If you prefer to discuss the matter in confidence in lieu of on a public forum, another option could be to... View More

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law and Wrongful Death for California on
Q: What is the procedure to get details of the documents and evidence based on which a coroner report has been amended?

1. Can the cause and manner of death in a coroner report be amended?

2. What is the procedure to amend the coroner report?

3. If the deceased family has got the coroner report amended, what is the procedure to get details of the documents and evidence on basis of which the report... View More

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answered on Mar 25, 2024

1. In California, the cause and manner of death listed in a coroner's report can indeed be amended if new, significant evidence comes to light or if there was an error in the original findings.

2. To amend a coroner's report, typically, a request must be submitted to the...
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2 Answers | Asked in Wrongful Death and Medical Malpractice for California on
Q: Can I sue what doctor for not following protocol when being diagnosed with sepsis?

My daughter was brought into Kaiser getting really bad shape wearing diapers with two weeks worth of feces she was in really bad shape mentally and physically the reason for being brought in was possible overdose then she was diagnosed with sepsis and instead of transferring her to a hospital that... View More

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answered on Mar 24, 2024

In California, if you believe that medical professionals failed to follow standard medical protocols resulting in harm, you may have grounds for a medical malpractice lawsuit. In cases involving sepsis, which is a severe and potentially life-threatening condition, the standard of care requires... View More

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0 Answers | Asked in Estate Planning, Medical Malpractice and Wrongful Death on
Q: My son's father died 8months ago after his gallbladder ruptured while waiting for the surgery to remove it.

There's a settlement getting paid but this woman refuses to give my son inheritance because he is incarcerated and she said he no longer will have the right to any inheritance. She can use a trust account. She refuses. Is this really legal. My son his entitled . This has got to be illegal... View More

1 Answer | Asked in Personal Injury and Wrongful Death for Maryland on
Q: Can an attorney hold a case for 2 years the deny for wrongful death suit with state finding fault in our favor

Facility nurse txt proof that supervisor gave word not to call 911 for my mother she fought to breath 2 days, her cell phone was locked in nurses office so she couldn't call herself we have proof per nurse on duty

Tim Akpinar
Tim Akpinar
answered on Mar 31, 2024

A Maryland attorney could advise best, but your question remains open for two weeks. It isn't fully clear what is meant by holding a case, whether not filing suit or other possibility. Attorneys would probably need additional details about the file to offer meaningful input about what they... View More

1 Answer | Asked in Contracts, Products Liability, Wrongful Death and Personal Injury on
Q: How do I eliminate any personal liability when donating hearing aids, rollators, braces, BP monitors, etc? Thanks.

I am an individual wishing to donate items at no cost to individuals and organiztions in need. These items were provided to me new for me to try out and write an honest review, so they are technically not new but certainly not used. My goal is to protect myself from being sued by any recipient... View More

Tim Akpinar
Tim Akpinar
answered on Mar 24, 2024

A Pennsylvania attorney could advise best, but your question remains open for a week. You could consider writing a disclaimer, liability waiver, or similar document that aims to limit your liability. However, ultimately, there's no control over predicting whether anyone would sue or not,... View More

1 Answer | Asked in Employment Law, Workers' Compensation and Wrongful Death for Florida on
Q: husband died at work I hired firm all info on the case/firm were destroyed. How can I find case info again

The company he worked for was bright future electric in Bradenton Florida his name was Ezra gross he died on 11/10/23 my name is Amy gross my birthday is 7/12/78 I have no idea what the law firms name was the only thing I can barely remember is I think they were based out of Miami area

Terrence H Thorgaard
Terrence H Thorgaard
answered on Mar 17, 2024

Contact the clerk of court for the county where the case was filed and ask for information concerning the case (probably your name vs. Bright Future Electric).

1 Answer | Asked in Medical Malpractice, Personal Injury and Wrongful Death for Florida on
Q: Does someone have grounds for medical malpractice if the cause of death was not caused by surgery?

The patient had foot surgery, was in a care facility where they were supposed to have physical therapy and heal, stayed longer because of podiatrist's orders, wasn't until patient was taken to next podiatrist appointment that the doctor noticed she wasn't well and they called... View More

Tim Akpinar
Tim Akpinar
answered on Mar 23, 2024

A Florida attorney could advise best, but your question remains open for two weeks. I'm very sorry for the loss of the patient. Based on the brief post, attorneys here could agree with you that closer observation could have been a factor. But the most definitive way to answer your question... View More

1 Answer | Asked in Products Liability, Personal Injury and Wrongful Death for Texas on
Q: I received settlement from Bayer/Monsanto for my husband's non Hodgkin'lymphoma. After they offered me the initial sett

Settlement they then asked me if I could hold out for a larger settlement as my husband passed away from his Roundup exposure. It is now been 2 years and still no settlement they say keep holding out if possible is this normal?

Tim Akpinar
Tim Akpinar
answered on Mar 17, 2024

A Texas attorney could advise best, but your question remains open for a week. I'm very sorry for the loss of your husband. Your attorney would be in the best position to answer this, but based on the timeline you describe, one possibility is that your law firm added the wrongful death element... View More

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