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1 Answer | Asked in Personal Injury for California on
Q: Experienced hair loss and scalp irritation from these products. How do I go about suing them for pain and suffering?

Whipple v. Johnson & Johnson Consumer Inc.

Tim Akpinar
Tim Akpinar answered on Aug 3, 2021

A California attorney could advise best, but your post remains open for three weeks. You could research online to learn about the disposition of the case, and the law firms associated with it. Good luck

Tim Akpinar

1 Answer | Asked in Personal Injury and Civil Rights for California on
Q: HOW DO I GET A LAWYER TO HELP WITH MY ISSUE??

Years ago I was injured in the custody of the LA county sheriffs department. The injury left me with a brain and spine injury and diagnosed with an uncontrollable movement disorder. Apparently I had 2 years to file the claim, however I was in the sheriffs custody for 3 years. Can I still file a... Read more »

Theodore Allan Greene
Theodore Allan Greene answered on Aug 2, 2021

You need to sit down with an attorney who can analyze your situation. Were you in prison? Did you ever file a Government Tort Claim. These are other questions need to be answered in order for someone to see if you have any options still available.

1 Answer | Asked in Consumer Law and Personal Injury for Wisconsin on
Q: Is there a class action for use of the OGX Shampoos/Conditioner irritating the scalp & making hair fall in WI also?

I have been using the OGX products on my hair. I have a variety of them that I use. I have been wondering why my scalp is itchy and why I am losing hair. It clogs up my vacuum, that is how much hair I’ve been losing. I also have seen clumps in the shower. And every time I brush or comb my hair,... Read more »

Tim Akpinar
Tim Akpinar answered on Aug 2, 2021

A Wisconsin attorney could advise best, but your question remains open for three weeks. One option is to go online and research firms handling cases for the products you mention and contact them to determine the current disposition of whether they are still handling cases. Firms that handle... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Personal Injury, Immigration Law and Civil Rights for Tennessee on
Q: How long would it take to settlement a lawsuit how long it take to win a case if they go to trial on a Risperdal case.

The doctor have paperwork on my case

Tim Akpinar
Tim Akpinar answered on Aug 1, 2021

A Tennessee attorney could advise best, but your question remains open for a week. These product-based actions are sometimes mutli-district cases with heavy dockets. If you have an attorney on the case already, they would know best, based on how far along the case has already progressed. But if the... Read more »

3 Answers | Asked in Car Accidents and Personal Injury for New York on
Q: NYS- Do I have to settle a liability claim in 3 years or I lose my rights? (struck by car in a crosswalk while on a bike

I was technically at fault due to being on a bike. Woman driving the car was messing with radio making a left hand turn. Insurance adjustor is pressuring me to settle tonight or I'll get nothing because tomorrow is 3 years.

Follow-up questions: Police report places blame on me... Read more »

Charles Edward Green
Charles Edward Green answered on Jul 31, 2021

I should have added, being on a bike does NOT “make you technically at fault”. A vehicle making a left turn is required to yield right of way to pedestrians and bicyclists. I have no idea how the accident happened, but that too is something to discuss with an attorney.

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1 Answer | Asked in Personal Injury and Military Law for Texas on
Q: VA FTCA Over Two Years Old

Want to sue

Randy Sorrels
Randy Sorrels answered on Jul 31, 2021

If you are an adult, it is difficult to pursue a medical malpractice claim against the VA that is over two years old. There are some very, very limited exceptions. But for the most part, you cannot win the case based on time issues.

1 Answer | Asked in Personal Injury for Vermont on
Q: How do I file a case against them . My daughter and I have lose hair and scalp is flaking bad.
Tim Akpinar
Tim Akpinar answered on Jul 30, 2021

A Vermont attorney could advise best, but your post remains open for three weeks. It sounds like you are contemplating legal action in connection with a product. You could research online whether there are law firms handling cases involving similar results with the same product(s). If it was... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Libel & Slander, Personal Injury, Criminal Law and Real Estate Law for Florida on
Q: Being stalked, harassed, and emotionally abused in the state of LA with evidence, what is the timeframe for reparation?

A police report was filed, I still have evidence of electronic communication as well, and can most likely provide witnesses. The perpetrator was a real estate agent at the time and may have also used her resources in unethical ways to damage my reputation, stalk, and harass me for an extended... Read more »

Terrence H Thorgaard
Terrence H Thorgaard answered on Jul 30, 2021

Most Florida attorneys know very little about Louisiana law. You should ask your question in Justia > Ask a Lawyer > Louisiana.

1 Answer | Asked in Personal Injury for Ohio on
Q: Could you sue a shop for causing your hair to fall out?

The people at this shop were braiding my hair but they were braiding it so tight that it caused a bald spot

Andrew Popp
Andrew Popp answered on Jul 30, 2021

Potentially. However, any monetary recovery would likely be very small and not worth the time and effort and expense of pursuing.

1 Answer | Asked in Legal Malpractice and Personal Injury for Tennessee on
Q: is there any liability for a doctor who does not prescribe pain med timely for a patient after several year of doing so?

my Family doctor started me on pain med several years ago after being diagnosed with an incurable disease, and i have been using this med as prescribed since it was first prescribe for me. there has been several times over the past years when he has been as much as 2-5 days late prescribing the med... Read more »

Tim Akpinar
Tim Akpinar answered on Jul 28, 2021

A Tennessee attorney could advise best, but your question remains open for two weeks. Based on your brief description, it appears that the measure of damages would essentially be a pattern of several delays in receiving pain relief meds after long-term use of the medication. Although your suffering... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law, Personal Injury, Real Estate Law and Federal Crimes for New York on
Q: How can I file a suit on tom aini and the hornell police sheriff's dept state police and the city hall brian schu lawyer

I have evidence in drug activity corruption harassment sexual harassment I all listed above and a few other officials in the city

Jonathan R. Ratchik
Jonathan R. Ratchik answered on Jul 28, 2021

If you wish to report corruption involving local and state elected officials, you should report the matter to the Office of the Comptroller, https://www.osc.state.ny.us/investigations , which is charged with fighting corruption. You do not have legal standing to file suit on such matters. As for... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law, Personal Injury and Wrongful Death for South Carolina on
Q: When a person "gets in my face" because of road rage, could that be prosecuted as assault or attempted murder,
Peter N. Munsing
Peter N. Munsing answered on Jul 27, 2021

The likely charges would depend on what they did, and those are up to the police & the DA. Possible charges would be disorderly conduct, threatening, others.

1 Answer | Asked in Personal Injury, Real Estate Law and Landlord - Tenant for Missouri on
Q: I lease a Walkabout Properties home. No stair rails installed on deck. Lost balance on stairs and fell. May I sue them?

This event happened Fri., June 4, 2021, at 5 p.m. I suffered a concussion with a large subdural hematoma. No fractures, but the fall injured my back, sacral area, neck and shoulders. A level 3, or mid to severe concussion, can take time months to heal. I have a continual headache, including... Read more »

Tim Akpinar
Tim Akpinar answered on Jul 27, 2021

I'm sorry for your accident and the injuries you suffered. This is really something that a Missouri attorney should advise on, but your post remains open for four weeks. If you reached out to attorneys in the Springfield area, most would probably offer free initial consults on such matters.... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Consumer Law, Contracts, Personal Injury and Banking for California on
Q: My checking account was cleared by the bank of nearly $9,000.00 for a debt that is not mine. The bank will not return $.

Debt belongs to ex husband. Debt was granted and incurred post divorce by 2 years. Divorced 2015, his alleged debt was applied for in 2017 and (per the ex) . Both myself and my ex have tried prior to this to remove his name from the account but WF gave us a terrible time and couldn’t figure it... Read more »

Yelena Gurevich
Yelena Gurevich answered on Jul 26, 2021

You need to call and speak to a lawyer right away. This is not something you can resolve by posting on this forum. You will likely need to hire an attorney to have this resolved.

1 Answer | Asked in Personal Injury for California on
Q: What's the next step when you receive a demurrer and answer from two different defendants ?

I filed a personal injury action against defendants, and listed the security company and the bar in the lawsuit. The attorney representing the bar responded with a demurrer and the attorney representing the security company filed an answer.

The attorney representing the bar also filed an... Read more »

Dale S. Gribow
Dale S. Gribow answered on Jul 26, 2021

more info is needed.

however, you clearly need a lawyer. the defense will just paper you to death.

you have to deal with each party you sued.

if there is a demurer they are arguing there is not enough evidence...........

if an answer is filed you have to set further...
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1 Answer | Asked in Consumer Law and Personal Injury for Texas on
Q: I’ve been using this shampoo for years and have a very irritated scalp and now this lawsuit came about. Need help

I have been using J and J shampoo and conditioner for 6 years. I started when I went to college and assumed that my constant itching of my scalp was due to being stressed at college and in my career. My girlfriend showed me that they found formaldehyde in the shampoo and it all makes so much sense.... Read more »

Tim Akpinar
Tim Akpinar answered on Jul 26, 2021

A Texas attorney could advise best, but your post remains open for two weeks. I'm sorry for your ordeal. You indicate that you wish to speak with someone. You could reach out to law firms that handle product-based injuries. There's a tab above (Find-a-Lawyer). You could search using that... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Personal Injury, Car Accidents and Small Claims for Florida on
Q: I finally got a court date for a small claims case. Would I be able to request to appear virtually? I'm the plaintiff.

I live in Atlanta. The case is in Orlando.

Charles M.  Baron
Charles M. Baron answered on Jul 26, 2021

You can certainly request it, but to find out whether the judge would consider it, call the judge's judicial assistant and ask him/her. You might be required to file a motion to make that request and to set your motion for a telephonic hearing. Or you might be told, "no, you filed suit... Read more »

2 Answers | Asked in Personal Injury for Illinois on
Q: Fall while patient in hospital for unrelated issues, due to faulty railing, taken to ER, then to another hospital

for injuries, then rehab., released and sent home March 1, 2021. no photos of faulty stair railing available, has been repaired, no acceptance of responsibility but visit while in rehab and phone calls from someone, asking that he sign a 'release'...has not to this day signed. Are their... Read more »

Charles Candiano
Charles Candiano answered on Jul 26, 2021

It is necessary to know the nature of the faulty stair railing as well as the nature of the injury sustained and whether there are any deficits from the injury. It would be a premises case so you need to establish that the hospital knew or should have known of the defective banister. It is... Read more »

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2 Answers | Asked in Criminal Law and Personal Injury for California on
Q: Is it to late to file charges for assault?

I was assated by a girl I know a month ago leaving me with a bruised eye. Ii have pictures as well as people whom she told she did it. She also told them I did not touch her. Now she's saying I hit her. I have pics of us both I have a black eye she does not in pics. The pics were taken the... Read more »

Joseph Abrams
Joseph Abrams answered on Jul 26, 2021

While it's not too late to file a police report about the incident, the delay in reporting may effect the strength of the evidence and whether or not authorities will want to pursue the case. If you do file, be sure to have all your evidence in order and be able to explain truthfully exactly... Read more »

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1 Answer | Asked in Personal Injury for Ohio on
Q: My daughter was suicidal and pregnant I called the cops and they didn't take her away few weeks later she died from an

She died from an overdose and the baby died do I have a case against the cops

Andrew Popp
Andrew Popp answered on Jul 26, 2021

It's unlikely. Police have immunity from liability from civil cases in all but a few instances. For a definitive answer you would need to sit down with an attorney to review the entirety of the situation in detail.

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