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2 Answers | Asked in Personal Injury and Medical Malpractice for Georgia on
Q: Can I sue my dentist? We’re not properly putting my crown on and fitting it correctly and causing affections and fungal

I had a crown put on and within the first couple months I complained of pain and the dentist said that it was going to be sensitive because of the crown, but in my case, it wasn’t sensitive it was pain and she only gave me a prescription for toothpaste and several more times And to the point of... View More

Michael W. Horst
Michael W. Horst
answered on Apr 26, 2024

In order to pursue a dental malpractice claim, you (or your attorney) would need to establish that the treatment provided by the dentist fell below the acceptable standard of care and caused you personal injuries. In order to make out such a claim, you (or your attorney) would have to obtain an... View More

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1 Answer | Asked in Personal Injury, Civil Litigation, Civil Rights and Gov & Administrative Law for Georgia on
Q: My tv doesn't display a parental advisory

What's the law on TV display and parental advisory Georgia law McDonough

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answered on Apr 15, 2024

According to the Georgia state law, there is no specific requirement for TV displays to show parental advisory warnings. However, the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) has regulations regarding the display of content ratings and parental guidelines on television programs.

The FCC...
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3 Answers | Asked in Personal Injury, Car Accidents and Civil Litigation for Georgia on
Q: Iwas hit head on by a dui driver. I'm having Trouble findingattorney that willget anything but their insurance cov. Wtd

I was hit hit on by the UI driver.I'm having trouble finding you attorney that will ask for anything.But their insurance coverage is what should I do

Michael W. Horst
Michael W. Horst
answered on Mar 28, 2024

In order to recover more than the available insurance coverage, a lawsuit will need to be filed against the DUI driver. Lawsuits are expensive and take time to make their way through the courts. Ultimately, the litigation will end with a trial wherein you may recover more than the available... View More

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3 Answers | Asked in Personal Injury, Car Accidents and Civil Litigation for Georgia on
Q: Iwas hit head on by a dui driver. I'm having Trouble findingattorney that willget anything but their insurance cov. Wtd

I was hit hit on by the UI driver.I'm having trouble finding you attorney that will ask for anything.But their insurance coverage is what should I do

Tristan Blain Morrison
Tristan Blain Morrison
answered on Mar 28, 2024

Michael is correct. If your attorney has already sent a demand to the insurance company for the drunk driver, and they paid, then you can seek money from your own UM/UIM (underinsured motorist) coverage. This is insurance that you can buy (before an accident) to provide you with extra money if the... View More

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1 Answer | Asked in Medical Malpractice and Personal Injury for Georgia on
Q: Can I sue if surgical staples was left in leg since July 2022 and just find out when I did a xray 8 days ago

They are not suppose to be left in there and I had did a follow up in which the PA did find a few left and removed them and previously my husband find one and removed it as well. I was in the hospital for 3 months undergoing surgeries concerning my leg. Grafts and etc and would need to go back to... View More

Joel Gary Selik
Joel Gary Selik
answered on Mar 26, 2024

Yes this is a potential case. In most jurisdictions, the time to bring a lawsuit does not begin to run until you discover the malpractice (subject to some limitations) and as long as foreign objects are retained within the body.

You should consult with medical malpractice attorneys right away.

2 Answers | Asked in Family Law, Personal Injury and Civil Rights for Georgia on
Q: I did everything my case worker ask of me I have a great job my own apartment n more n they still want my rights took ??
Alake Colwell Furlow
Alake Colwell Furlow
answered on Mar 21, 2024

Unfortunately, if you didn't hire an attorney to represent you as the parent, as you were a party to the case, the lack of legal representation could have been a factor in the outcome of the case. Now if you disagree with the order of the court, I would seek a consultation with an attorney... View More

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2 Answers | Asked in Family Law, Personal Injury and Civil Rights for Georgia on
Q: I did everything my case worker ask of me I have a great job my own apartment n more n they still want my rights took ??
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answered on Mar 21, 2024

It sounds like you've been facing some challenging circumstances and have been working hard to meet the requirements set by your caseworker. Having a job and your own apartment are significant achievements and show your commitment to stabilizing your situation. It's understandable that... View More

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1 Answer | Asked in Family Law, Personal Injury, Civil Litigation and Civil Rights for Georgia on
Q: I live in Midway Ga, back in 2010 my ex-husband died in Puerto Rico & Forensics Agency won't write out death certificate

I've traveled 4 times to PR in 14 yrs with no success. They give me excuses: study remains, waiting Forensics from US, it's still an open case, Supervisor is not in. My daughter's collected 0, no resources cause Cience Forensics & Pathology in San Juan won't emit one. Do I have a case??

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answered on Mar 10, 2024

Based on the information you provided, it seems that you have been struggling to obtain a death certificate for your ex-husband from the Forensics Agency in Puerto Rico since 2010. The lack of a death certificate can indeed cause various legal and financial difficulties, such as claiming benefits... View More

2 Answers | Asked in Personal Injury for Georgia on
Q: My son broke his arm at a trampoline park due to a metal beam not being wrapped properly. Is there anything I can do?
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answered on Feb 22, 2024

The prior response is accurate, but I would like to add a few pointers. Any photos or video of the defecting condition of the safety equipment will be very important to bring to your injury attorney. In addition, getting statements from witnesses as close to the incident date will also help. Even... View More

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Q: My son broke his arm at a trampoline park due to a metal beam not being wrapped properly. Is there anything I can do?
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answered on Feb 21, 2024

Yes, you should consult with an experienced personal injury lawyer about this case. I have an ongoing lawsuit against a trampoline park. Just because you signed a waiver does not mean they get to operate the facility in a negligent manner. You need to make sure to act within the statute of... View More

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1 Answer | Asked in Medical Malpractice and Personal Injury for Georgia on
Q: HiMy foot was fractured in 2017 , I underwent surgery on friday(fisrt week of Nov 2017)and a titanium screw was plac

Hi

My foot was fractured in 2017 , I underwent surgery on friday(fisrt week of Nov 2017)and a titanium screw was placed in my fifth metatarsal of right foot.

After the surgery I was sent home .

The next day Saturday eve the numbness in my toes started to fade and I started... View More

Eliza Jasinska
Eliza Jasinska
answered on Feb 17, 2024

The court will not hear a case in which the state of limitation has passed. Medical malpractice claims deadlines vary depending on the type of the claim. For your type of matter, the statute has passed and the court will not hear your type of claim. The information provided presents opinions and... View More

1 Answer | Asked in Personal Injury and Civil Litigation for Georgia on
Q: In Georgia, can a person help another administer medications (such as inhaler or e-pen) during an emergency.
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answered on Feb 11, 2024

Each case will turn on its own facts, and this description is fairly limited. The general answer to your question is YES, a good Samaritan trying to assist a person with an emergency choking or "not breathing" situation is usually shielded from being liable. One common example of this is... View More

1 Answer | Asked in Personal Injury for Georgia on
Q: Do parents have right to bring tort action where adult child had tort injuries but did not resolve lawsuit? Injur

There is no spouse or children. Only parents are living. Can parents file / settle personal injury claim of their deceased adult child ? Injuries are unrelated to death.

Michael W. Horst
Michael W. Horst
answered on Jan 26, 2024

If the adult child's injuries are unrelated to the adult child's death, Georgia's Wrongful Death Act would not apply. If that statute does not apply, then the only means by which the parent could pursue the deceased adult child's personal injury claim would be to file an action... View More

2 Answers | Asked in Personal Injury and Car Accidents for Georgia on
Q: Can you tell me what I should do about finding out who I should contact about a settlement from 2013 =2014

My granddaughter was hit by a car when she was 4 or 5 and she was given a settlement of $25,000 but she can't get it till she is 18 but we lost everything in a fire now we trying to find out who was the lawyer and about the settlement

Tim Akpinar
Tim Akpinar
answered on Feb 2, 2024

Until you're able to speak with a Georgia attorney as to state-specific guidance, a starting point could be court records, as my colleague correctly indicates. In just about every state, minors who are plaintiffs in an accident go through a court process where their funds are placed under the... View More

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1 Answer | Asked in Personal Injury and Workers' Compensation for Georgia on
Q: im a 1099 employee i fell at work hurt my knee and my back how do get payed for this
Michael W. Horst
Michael W. Horst
answered on Jan 21, 2024

The key to answering this question is to identify whether you are a 1099 independent contractor or a W-2 employee. Georgia law looks at a number of factors in making this decision, too many to go into here. Ultimately, the law is attempting to ascertain whether whether the principal has the right... View More

2 Answers | Asked in Personal Injury and Medical Malpractice for Georgia on
Q: Would this violate the informed consent law?

I recieved a surgery during the summer on my ear drum. The doctor went over many risks, but never once said that the surgery had any chance of failure. This means on the day of the surgery, I went into the surgery believing that it would have no chance of failure. I was informed that there were... View More

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answered on Dec 26, 2023

In Georgia, informed consent laws require that a patient is informed about the potential risks, benefits, and alternatives of a procedure, as well as the possibility of failure or complications. If your doctor discussed the risks and possible complications of the ear drum surgery but did not... View More

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1 Answer | Asked in Car Accidents and Personal Injury for Georgia on
Q: I was in a car accident last year Jan 2022 due to human trafficking suffering from severe anxiety disorder

I have documentation to verify I’m a human trafficking victim and I would like to supplement the police report and add my documentation so I can get the right justice I deserve

Tim Akpinar
Tim Akpinar
answered on Dec 21, 2023

A Georgia attorney could advise best, but your question remains open for a week. I'm sorry about your accident and the ordeal it has caused you. Only a local attorney would know protocols about changing reports, but if you are represented by an attorney, you should advise them of this.... View More

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Q: A judge threatened to incarcerate me for not signing a settlement agreement with Walmart due to my tbi injury case.
Stephen Arnold Black
Stephen Arnold Black
answered on Nov 15, 2023

If the case was settled at mediation or via your assent to settle the case via emails to your counsel, then I assume that the opposing counsel made a motion to enforce the settlement agreement with the court? If that is the case, then one of the possible remedies the court can order is to hold you... View More

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3 Answers | Asked in Personal Injury for Georgia on
Q: Ok I got to situation the first is do I have a lawsuit if I was attacked at my apartment complex by a stranger I was sta

I had to stay in ICU 6 days two major surgery an they coded gates are down for a year now it's private property the security guard didn't even go to work this night I almost died can I Sue

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answered on Nov 14, 2023

You definitely have a lawsuit. If the property manager and property owner provide security systems and fail to maintain them, they are liable for damages caused to tenants who relied on those systems being in place. Schedule a free consultation immediately to make sure evidence is preserved and... View More

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3 Answers | Asked in Personal Injury for Georgia on
Q: Ok I got to situation the first is do I have a lawsuit if I was attacked at my apartment complex by a stranger I was sta

I had to stay in ICU 6 days two major surgery an they coded gates are down for a year now it's private property the security guard didn't even go to work this night I almost died can I Sue

Kimberly Grant
Kimberly Grant
answered on Nov 15, 2023

I am sorry this happened to you and hope you are on the mend. You possibly have a case - whether you do or don't is very fact-specific. It certainly merits investigation. If the apartment complex failed to take steps to prevent crime in an area it knew had a high rate of crime, it could be... View More

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