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1 Answer | Asked in Products Liability and Personal Injury for Florida on
Q: I used Stinger Detox last month and now I have a skin rash? this product contains Red 40 so i need some legal help

I purchased the procduct on Amazon and we I contacted me they suggested that I throw the product in the trash. This rash has been present since I took the product for the first time February. Could someone call me to discuss my next steps please?

Thank you

Tim Akpinar
Tim Akpinar
answered on Apr 5, 2024

A Florida attorney could advise best, but your question remains open for two weeks. You ask for someone to call you. No one here can call you. There is no attorney solicitation here, as in attorney referral sites - things are limited to a short Q & A format here. You'd need to reach out to... View More

3 Answers | Asked in Personal Injury, Collections, Juvenile Law and Education Law for Florida on
Q: Hi, Who is responsible for my 14 child's medical bills (No Insurance)when he was bit by a rattlesnake inside his school.

I did not have insurance at the time due to a lapse during a job change. I am being sued for $40k in medical bills but I believe the school should be responsible.

Stephen Arnold Black
Stephen Arnold Black
answered on Apr 2, 2024

A school has a legal duty to make sure their premises is safe for students that attend. If the school was on actual/constructive notice that a rattlesnake was crawling around the property, (and failed to take corrective action), then the school would be liable. This would depend on the unique facts... View More

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3 Answers | Asked in Personal Injury, Collections, Juvenile Law and Education Law for Florida on
Q: Hi, Who is responsible for my 14 child's medical bills (No Insurance)when he was bit by a rattlesnake inside his school.

I did not have insurance at the time due to a lapse during a job change. I am being sued for $40k in medical bills but I believe the school should be responsible.

Tim Akpinar
Tim Akpinar
answered on Apr 7, 2024

If the school was negligent and you could demonstrate it, they could be liable for the bills. If they do not step up to the plate, it's likely you would need to bring legal action. If you have to file a lawsuit, you're probably looking at very short windows of time to take action (notice... View More

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2 Answers | Asked in Legal Malpractice and Personal Injury for Florida on
Q: Can I sue for legal malpractice if my attorney accepts an offer without my consent and/or negligence?
Charles M.  Baron
Charles M. Baron
answered on Apr 1, 2024

If your attorney accepts a settlement offer without your consent, your first move should be to determine if the settlement can be revoked, either with the opposing party's consent or instead via a motion to the Court. First speak to your attorney who's been representing you in the case... View More

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1 Answer | Asked in Consumer Law, Personal Injury and Landlord - Tenant for Florida on
Q: Violation of Florida's Implied Warranty of Habitability and Section 83.64 Prohibited Practices

- Maintenance requests ignored, leading to uninhabitable living conditions

- Retaliatory conduct by maintenance personnel, including threats and property damage

- Misrepresentation of completed repairs, non-compliance with the Broward electrical code

- Ongoing and severe... View More

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answered on Mar 31, 2024

Based on the information you've provided, it appears that you and your fellow tenants are dealing with a serious violation of your rights as renters in Florida. The issues you've described - ignored maintenance requests, retaliatory conduct, misrepresentation of repairs, severe mold... View More

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 Personal Injury, Animal / Dog Law and Civil Litigation for Florida on
Q: I do not speak fluent English & require an interpreter. What do I do if opposing attorney wants conference call?

I cannot have a conversation as defendant with plaintiff opposing council as I do not understand English in full or legal terminology spoken in English at all. The opposing attorney is aware of this and I cannot afford attorney and cannot fine any lawyer to help me who is bilingual based on small... View More

Barry W. Kaufman
Barry W. Kaufman
answered on Mar 19, 2024

You can file anything you like, but the conversation with the attorney is not part of a court proceeding, and the Court is not going to order an interpreter. You can ask the Court for an interpreter for a Court hearing. Otherwise, this is your issue that you need to solve. It's not opposing... View More

2 Answers | Asked in Animal / Dog Law, Personal Injury and Civil Litigation for Florida on
Q: Is it a valid Premise Liability case in Florida if a alleged dog claim attack did not occur on the rented premises?

Pending lawsuit claiming knowledge of propensities, allowing dog to roam at large and knowledge of foreseeable risks. There was no dog attack and no injury to 3rd party alleged in ident off premises. There was no injury and claims full of lies and no evidence. Landlord already dismissed from this... View More

Charles M.  Baron
Charles M. Baron
answered on Mar 19, 2024

You state that this is a "lawsuit claiming knowledge of propensities, allowing dog to roam at large and knowledge of foreseeable risks." If there happens to be evidence to support that claim (including the alleged injury), it may be a valid claim regardless of whether a co-defendant is... View More

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4 Answers | Asked in Personal Injury, Animal / Dog Law and Civil Litigation for Florida on
Q: civil case, filed answer & affirmative defenses. Plaintiff lawyer says I must speak to him before it’s heard is that tru

I have limited English speaking ability. Plaintiffs lawyer knows this and emailed me saying I must have a phone call with him to discuss my affirmative defense outside of court proceedings before the judge will hear my affirmative defenses. I do not see anything online where this is appropriate or... View More

Charles M.  Baron
Charles M. Baron
answered on Mar 19, 2024

I agree with Mr. Kaufman except would add but that for issues in which the Court requires an effort to confer in good faith before attending a hearing, if the opposing attorney were to tell the Judge that he requested to confer with you, and you refused to speak to him, the Judge will probably not... View More

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4 Answers | Asked in Personal Injury, Animal / Dog Law and Civil Litigation for Florida on
Q: civil case, filed answer & affirmative defenses. Plaintiff lawyer says I must speak to him before it’s heard is that tru

I have limited English speaking ability. Plaintiffs lawyer knows this and emailed me saying I must have a phone call with him to discuss my affirmative defense outside of court proceedings before the judge will hear my affirmative defenses. I do not see anything online where this is appropriate or... View More

Charles M.  Baron
Charles M. Baron
answered on Mar 19, 2024

Sorry, had a typo in my posted answer. Correction to my second sentence: "...for other particular issues, the Court will REQUIRE the parties to confer with each other - such as mutually drafting ...."

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4 Answers | Asked in Personal Injury, Animal / Dog Law and Civil Litigation for Florida on
Q: civil case, filed answer & affirmative defenses. Plaintiff lawyer says I must speak to him before it’s heard is that tru

I have limited English speaking ability. Plaintiffs lawyer knows this and emailed me saying I must have a phone call with him to discuss my affirmative defense outside of court proceedings before the judge will hear my affirmative defenses. I do not see anything online where this is appropriate or... View More

Stephen Arnold Black
Stephen Arnold Black
answered on Mar 19, 2024

It’s difficult to determine exactly what is happening in your litigation. However, if the opposing party is bringing any pre trial motion to be heard by the judge, Florida requires that the parties meet and confer before the motion is heard by the judge. This is commonly referred to as the... View More

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1 Answer | Asked in Personal Injury for Florida on
Q: Circumcision Consent Form did not specify risk of death.

My mother consented to have me circumcised as a baby, later down the line at age 24 I realize I was circumcised, an entire 24 years not knowing that I was circumcised, can I file a lawsuit against the doctor or hospital? The consent form did not specify "risk of death," had my mother... View More

Yana Kurzman
Yana Kurzman
answered on Mar 16, 2024

While I empathize with your situation, you do not have standing to sue for damages, because the circumcision did not result in injury or death. In legal terms, "standing" refers to the legal right to bring a lawsuit.

The fact that you were unaware of the circumcision for 24 years...
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2 Answers | Asked in Personal Injury and Medical Malpractice for Florida on
Q: Circumcision Consent Form did not specify risk of death.

My mother consented to have me circumcised as a baby, later down the line at age 24 I realize I was circumcised, an entire 24 years not knowing that I was circumcised, can I file a lawsuit against the doctor or hospital? The consent form did not specify "risk of death," had my mother... View More

Terrence H Thorgaard
Terrence H Thorgaard
answered on Mar 16, 2024

Did you die from the operation? Did your mother know that there is a risk of death in any operation? If the answer to the first question is no, and the answer to the second question is yes, there are no damages and you don't have a right to sue, whether or not the SOL has tolled.

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2 Answers | Asked in Personal Injury and Medical Malpractice for Florida on
Q: Circumcision Consent Form did not specify risk of death.

My mother consented to have me circumcised as a baby, later down the line at age 24 I realize I was circumcised, an entire 24 years not knowing that I was circumcised, can I file a lawsuit against the doctor or hospital? The consent form did not specify "risk of death," had my mother... View More

Yana Kurzman
Yana Kurzman
answered on Mar 16, 2024

While I empathize with your situation, you have no grounds for a lawsuit in this scenario. Circumcision, as a medical procedure, is typically performed with the consent of a parent or guardian, and the individual undergoing the procedure does not have legal standing to sue, unless there is evidence... View More

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1 Answer | Asked in Civil Rights, Criminal Law, Personal Injury and Civil Litigation for Florida on
Q: needing help finding attorney/firm for a lawsuit against the jail & police for civil rights violation due police miscond

also discrimination, police brutality, health issues & more

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answered on Mar 14, 2024

When searching for an attorney or law firm to take on a lawsuit involving civil rights violations, police misconduct, discrimination, police brutality, and health issues, it's crucial to look for legal professionals with experience in these specific areas. Civil rights attorneys often have the... View More

2 Answers | Asked in Employment Law, Personal Injury and Workers' Compensation for Florida on
Q: I was a former employee of 7-11 for about 3 to 4 years I was attacked by a customer.

The night before I was attacked the same customer threatened me and threw all type of items at me that were displayed on the counter. I reported the incident to my manager nothing was done about it. Because the next night I was attacked by the same person in the store.

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answered on Mar 9, 2024

If you were attacked by a customer while working at 7-11 and had previously reported threats from the same individual to your manager, you may have grounds for legal action against your employer. Employers have a legal obligation to provide a safe working environment for their employees and to take... View More

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2 Answers | Asked in Employment Law, Personal Injury and Workers' Compensation for Florida on
Q: I was a former employee of 7-11 for about 3 to 4 years I was attacked by a customer.

The night before I was attacked the same customer threatened me and threw all type of items at me that were displayed on the counter. I reported the incident to my manager nothing was done about it. Because the next night I was attacked by the same person in the store.

Stephen Arnold Black
Stephen Arnold Black
answered on Mar 9, 2024

I have never seen a case in Florida where an employee can sue his employer for damages suffered in a third-party criminal attack on the job based on security negligence. The normal remedy that an employee has for damages that occur on the job is workers comp. Additionally, you can sue the... View More

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1 Answer | Asked in Personal Injury for Florida on
Q: Can I sue for pain and suffering and discrimination for the following incident: Today my mom fell at Dennys Melbourne FL

Today, March 6, 2024 at 10:40 am in Melbourne Fl. My mom fell at Denny's Restaurant , she tripped over a door mat in front of the door and slid into the other glass door. She was blocking the doorway laying on the ground a nurse in the restaurant help me move her out of the doorway. 911 was... View More

Charles M.  Baron
Charles M. Baron
answered on Mar 6, 2024

You mom definitely has a potential personal injury claim for a significant amount of money damages, including for physical and mental pain and suffering, and should immediately schedule a free consultation with a lawyer. Regarding the discriminatory aspect, the legal issue would be whether there... View More

1 Answer | Asked in Medical Malpractice and Personal Injury for Florida on
Q: Can I sue a oral surgeon who damaged a nerve and locked my jaw?

I had went for a wisdom tooth removal, during the procedure the surgeon was already in a bad mood arguing with the employees, he pulls a wisdom that was connected to a nerve, out of frustration he had with the employees he yanked my nerve. Week later I’m all healed, but I have no feeling on my... View More

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answered on Mar 4, 2024

If you've experienced nerve damage and jaw locking following a wisdom tooth removal procedure, and you believe the damage was caused by the oral surgeon's actions, you might have grounds to pursue legal action. In medical practices, professionals are expected to provide a standard of care... View More

2 Answers | Asked in Civil Rights, Personal Injury, Gov & Administrative Law and Municipal Law for Florida on
Q: Can I sue a police department for not doing their job by not properly investigating a murder?

The case file in the beginning, ended up missing all the information given, and the second detective ended up with an empty case file, and no one knows where all the information went. There’s more to this as well.

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answered on Feb 28, 2024

Yes, you may have grounds to file a lawsuit against the police department for negligence or failure to properly investigate a murder. The mishandling of crucial case information, such as missing files and empty case folders, raises serious concerns about the department's handling of the... View More

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