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1 Answer | Asked in Civil Litigation, Personal Injury, Products Liability and Wrongful Death for Arizona on
Q: When States sue drug companies, do they make money from it.

My son was in the Army and got hurt and had to have his whole left hip replaced. Because he was on so many pain meds he lost his life. Can I receive money from these law suits and from all the pain of losing my son and what he had do indure. Gary Phillips flyboyof3@yahoo.com

Peter N. Munsing
Peter N. Munsing answered on May 23, 2019

First please ask Justia to take down your email address. You'll get all types of unwanted attention.

Second, as to your question, you need to contact the person at the Attorney General's office to see if they are filing on behalf of the state or on behalf of people in your son's situation,...
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1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law, Identity Theft and Wrongful Death for Arizona on
Q: My situation concerns a religious organization who has made it clear that they would like me to be dead before 2020.

The members are very secretive and will almost never communicate any message in plain English. They won't say they're going to kill you but by watching them and adding things up, it's clear that they want to kill me. My problem is that I have no official charge against me, I have never seen an... Read more »

Mike Branum
Mike Branum answered on Apr 19, 2019

Your issue does not appear to be something that could be worked out in a court of law and I do not believe a court order would sway the members you refer to from carrying out the execution order once it is issued. I would recommend you contact the Sovereign Military Order of the Temple of Jerusalem... Read more »

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Q: Do I need an autopsy before an attorney can proceed with medical malpractice in the state of Arizona?

My Husband fractured his hip and went into the hospital for surgery. He was given to much anthesia and also received a shot of morphine an hour before surgery. When he went downstairs for surgery, they gave him another shot of what they called "happy juice." The anthesiologist was informed that he... Read more »

Peter N. Munsing
Peter N. Munsing answered on Aug 21, 2018

See my earlier response. If it's documented in the medical records or if there are blood samples from the time no. I'm not sure if an autopsy would or would not help without knowing more. Contact a member of the Az Assn for Justice that handles medical cases in your county for a free consult.

1 Answer | Asked in Wrongful Death for Arizona on
Q: Do I need an autopsy for a wrong ful death case to be started by an attorney?
Peter N. Munsing
Peter N. Munsing answered on Aug 21, 2018

Depends on the situation. Why not contact a member of the Az Assn for Justice for the county where it happened--they give free consults.

1 Answer | Asked in Animal / Dog Law and Wrongful Death for Arizona on
Q: Vet wanted payment/proof/collateral before starting emergency treatment on my 2, possibly poisoned dogs. Is this legal?

Was late Friday afternoon when this was occurring. Examples given and if we had them, were: take guns to pawn shop . Title loan on car jewelry tools artwork. Something showing value. My husband was to get his paycheck around 7 pm they were to close at 530.. We had no cash avail. They made dogs... Read more »

Peter N. Munsing
Peter N. Munsing answered on Jun 20, 2018

Tacky but not illegal. There is no obligation on a vet to render aid.

1 Answer | Asked in Domestic Violence and Wrongful Death for Arizona on
Q: It’s court ordered I let him claim my son for taxes every other year. Will I get in trouble if I don’t sign form 8332?
Mallory Powers
Mallory Powers answered on Apr 25, 2018

It is difficult to provide an answer without seeing the court order and knowing some more details. However, if your not signing the form 8332 would prohibit your child's father from taking the child as an exemption pursuant to a court order, then it is likely that he would be able to request that... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Personal Injury and Wrongful Death for Arizona on
Q: Drugs that should have not been mixed lead to my husbands death in the hospital. What kind of case do I have here?

Side affects from two drugs mixed that should have not been mixed cause him rectal bleeding and lead to his death while in the hospital.

This was discovered in review of his medical records I requested after his death. Not sure on what type of lawyers would handle a case like this.

Peter N. Munsing
Peter N. Munsing answered on Feb 11, 2018

Contact a member of the Az Trial Lawyers Assn that handles medical carelessness cases . They give free consults.

2 Answers | Asked in Personal Injury, Wrongful Death and Products Liability for Arizona on
Q: My wife (age 52) passed away from ovarian cancer in January, 2017. She was a long time user of J&J Baby Powder.

We were married for 27 years and she was virtually a daily user of J&J Baby powder as a feminine hygiene product. What are my next steps in pursuing a case?

Peter N. Munsing
Peter N. Munsing answered on Dec 29, 2017

Contact a member of the AzTrial Lawyers Assn who handles product liability law, or get a hold of one of the firms that has been successful in the Talcum Powder litigation.

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1 Answer | Asked in Personal Injury and Wrongful Death for Arizona on
Q: Re Roundup litigation - have any wrongful death claims been filed?
Peter N. Munsing
Peter N. Munsing answered on Nov 6, 2017

If you think you have one contact a member of the Az Trial Lawyers Assn who handles toxics issues.

1 Answer | Asked in Wrongful Death for Arizona on
Q: My father passed away due to a heart attack. I believe it could've been prevented.

When he had the heart attack he tried to contact 911 but the phone call wouldn't go through because at the time of the heart attack there was a fiber line cut so for a couple hours no one in the region was able to contact 911. I believe that if he was able to get a hold of 911 then he would've... Read more »

Peter N. Munsing
Peter N. Munsing answered on Oct 10, 2017

No harm calling a member of the Az. Trial Lawyers Assn to see, they give free consults. There are problems showing carelessness and whether it would have made a difference. Question--did he have a cell phone and if he did would that have been effected?Get the consult and review those issues.

1 Answer | Asked in Wrongful Death, Family Law and Civil Rights for Arizona on
Q: My 21 year old son was found dead in his car August 13th. I live in AR. There is a video. How do i get info and copy?

ME office says months before we get autopsy results. I learned of his passing word of mouth. No obvious reason for his death.

Peter N. Munsing
Peter N. Munsing answered on Sep 18, 2017

Find out who has the video.

Ask the victim assitance coordinator at your DA's office.

1 Answer | Asked in Wrongful Death for Arizona on
Q: Is there anything that can be done about a family nurse practitioner not following opioid prescribing guidelines?

Hi, I was wondering if there's anything that can be done about a nurse practitioner who was prescribing someone oxycodone, sleeping pills and depression medication for the past 8 years. They recently added three other pain killers including morphine. They told the patient to come back two months... Read more »

Peter N. Munsing
Peter N. Munsing answered on Jul 6, 2017

Contact a member of the Az Trial Lawyers Assn--they give free consults.

1 Answer | Asked in Wrongful Death for Arizona on
Q: Can we be deny a autopsy if my loved one died that of a medication she was allergic to but now the hospital say

That they didnt start the meds yet but she said turn it off it was burning her

Peter N. Munsing
Peter N. Munsing answered on Jun 9, 2017

See my response to your related question.

1 Answer | Asked in Family Law, Health Care Law and Wrongful Death for Arizona on
Q: I'm trying to get a autopsy done for my aunt but hospital denied it .

My aunt was sent to the emergency because of breathing and she had an open wond that she's been going thru for years.. they said her lungs were good that she was able to go home but she was supposed to stay over night to get antibiotics.. so they had put her under observations and so I got a phone... Read more »

Peter N. Munsing
Peter N. Munsing answered on Jun 9, 2017

Contact a member of the Arizona Trial Lawyers Assn who handles medical cases-they give free consults and take cases on a contingent fee.

2 Answers | Asked in Wrongful Death for Arizona on
Q: My question is simple my sister was killed when struck by a driver in Safford Arizona recently. Now her biological

Father has put a wrongful death lawsuit/claim. The problem is he was never in her life and my father raised her. It's complicated because our mother is deceased now leaving four siblings from mom's side and four siblings from dad's side and a biological father who is now wanting to file this claim.... Read more »

John Leader
John Leader answered on May 23, 2017

We are very sorry for your loss.

In Arizona, here is who can file a wrongful death claim: the surviving spouse of a decedent, the surviving children of a decedent and a surviving parent or guardian of a decedent. Many wrongful death attorneys offer free case consultations. Your situation...
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Q: In a wrongful death lawsuit would I be able to get money awarded to me based on the lost income of my husband --

even if he was unemployed at the time of his passing?

Peter N. Munsing
Peter N. Munsing answered on Oct 30, 2016

You'll want to contact a member of the Az Trial Lawyers Assn.They give free consults. Generally, if he was employable, yes, though if he had been out of work for a long time or had a spotty work history, it's a weak claim.

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1 Answer | Asked in Personal Injury, Medical Malpractice and Wrongful Death for Arizona on
Q: my attorney wants to drop my case because he doesn't have the money to continue. What can I do?

My attorney says he doesn't have the funds to continue the case. He says that the opposing firm have decided to spend him into the ground knowing that he can't afford to continue. What can I do? My mother was treated by a nurse that was not practicing within the scope of her training as a nurse... Read more »

Peter N. Munsing
Peter N. Munsing answered on Sep 29, 2016

He needs to get you time to do it. It verges on malpractice for him to take a case that from the getgo he knew he couldn't do (don't say that to him but.....he wants to get his rear out of hot water he needs to get you time. ) Talk to some members of the Az. Trial Lawyers Assn who handle medical... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Wrongful Death for Arizona on
Q: my mother was in great health she was 90. took her to urgent care for a cold, they took xrays and told me she had numoni

made arrange,ents to take her yo the hpspital. I did they pumpded her full of medicine, A week later she was dead. the dat of funeral I received a letter from urgentcare saying sorry urns out we were wrong your mpthers lungs are clear sorry for any inconvence we may have cased, is this a wrongful... Read more »

Adam Studnicki
Adam Studnicki answered on Nov 8, 2015

I am sorry for your loss. More information is needed to evaluate. Talk to an injury lawyer ASAP.

Please Take Notice: I am not your lawyer unless we enter into an engagement agreement in writing. This is only general information. It is NOT legal advice, and it may not work for your specific...
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