I'm very sorry to hear the ordeal you have experienced. The foley balloon, once left in your body after completion of the c-section and any further medical care, became what is known as a "retained foreign object". This should never have happened. A medical malpractice claim may be warranted.
An Illinois attorney could advise best, but your question remains open for three weeks. There wasn't a question here, but it seems likely you are wondering about your rights. If that's the case, try to arrange a free initial consult with an Illinois personal injury attorney. A law firm...Read more »
Landlord wouldn't do any repairs for years and there was a leak and mold every where my son is always sick and now that she fixed it she raised the rent from 925 to 1200 what can I do I do not want to sign a new lease
An Illinois attorney could advise best, but your question remains open for two weeks. I'm sorry for your family's ordeal. For the personal injury aspects of your question, reach out to local attorneys to try to arrange a free initial consult. Unfortunately, not all injury law firms handle...Read more »
My situation is, my mom fell or was dropped in a nursing home, a lawyer called me and said he was on the case 1y and 9m later he called and said he passed the case to another firm but that firm had no records and urged me to get the records which has pushed up to the deadline to file tomorrow. The... Read more »
On your facts, the statute of limitations (SOL) is two years. You need to file on or before that date. No attorney or law firm was "on the case" unless your mother signed documents, hiring that attorney or that law firm. The SOL is all that matters. Whether your mother hired two...Read more »
My brother and I had just gotten on the escalator. I was in front and him behind. I fell backwards on top of him. Even though the escalator continued to go up we stayed at the bottom. Both of us received many lacerations. I received several on my right calf. My brother received several on his calf,... Read more »
On your facts, there was no defect or malfunction of the escalator. Rather, you lost your balance from drinking too much and fell backwards, on your brother which caused him to fall. If you were overserved in a hotel bar or restaurant, it may be possible for you or your brother to bring a...Read more »
SBDC office rep was to transfer me to their office manager to go over business plans for services. The Receptionist spoke to me for 40 seconds. After, transferred me. She then continued to file a State police complaint claiming I was a threat to society. Googled my name, saw images of me over... Read more »
You cannot sue a State Agency in Civil Court. You must sue them in the Court of Claims and then only after filing a Tort Claims Notice (usually within 6 months). That is probably a very bad idea for many reasons, including limited recovery and a long wait time to be paid.
I do not know anything about your situation. If a law firm has confirmed to you that the physician's actions constituted medical negligence, you can always file a complaint with the Illinois Department of Financial and Professional Regulation. That is the State agency that licenses all...Read more »
There are no reported Decisions involving a litigant by the name of "Moll" and "Mount Prospect" from the late 1980's, to present. It would be helpful to know why you are looking for it/what proposition it stands for. Please provide that information and I'll check.
He’s never even spoken to this kid. He walked up to my son during lunch and started kicking him and hitting him. There is supposed to be lunch attendants making sure this stuff doesn’t happen. No body helped until my son was crying. His friend was screaming and asking for help. A teacher came... Read more »
There have always been bullies. There probably always will be bullies. There is no law to invoke. If the school has a zero-tolerance policy about violence, the aggressor should be reprimanded. Request a meeting with the principal to express your concern and to request that the student be...Read more »
There are no lottery winners in personal injury. If you have a doctor who provides a nexus between the screaming and the stroke, THEN we can ask if the stroke was a foreseeable consequence of the screaming. Probably not.
The managers in the work program man have stole all my stuff then I got me to the other building they change my rent to $1,000 or $37,000 I they won't take me to court and I can't get nobody help me how to build a change my property my unit told me I wasn't the owner but they... Read more »
Make sure that you have a written agreement. Although I don't see this work as falling under the Home Repair and Remodeling Act, the act requires written contracts for work in excess of $1,000. That should be a tip that a written agreement may be useful here. Have the contractor agree to...Read more »
Illinois appeals cases for default judgements based on untimely answers have generally cut slack to the untimely Defendant it appears. However it does add a caveat that the attorney cannot be disrespectful in doing so.
Is not the fact that the attorney failed in a case to file answer until... Read more »
I'm not really certain as to what you are asking. If you are the client and a default judgment was entered against you, the only aspect of the attorney's conduct that would ever be examined is whether the attorney was able to vacate the default judgment. So long as that is accomplished,...Read more »
You cannot sue your neighbor because there is no privity of contract between you and your neighbor. If no smoking is a condition of your lease you can break your lease if the landlord refuses to enforce the no smoking policy. If you have complained to HUD, HUD will issue warnings. If the warnings...Read more »
Your instincts are correct. Your dog got out of its collar and caused injury to the other dog. When your dog got out of its collar, it was out of your control and any injury or damage that resulted is your responsibility. If the woman who was walking the other dog injured her finger, you are...Read more »
You have a right to privacy. However, often unrepresented people sign medical authorizations or waivers that specifically allow this type of contact without really understanding what they are agreeing to. You can insist that your employer and it's representatives have no communication with...Read more »
8 years later she was still going to the hospital heart broken to see her husband. The marriage ended when the accident happened in October 1980 and Herbert never knew Sue ever again. So why was this lawsuit ever allowed to get to court to hurt Sue additionally financially and emotionally want... Read more »
You need to ask a question. Mentioning that an unnamed person (who may or may not have been the at-fault driver) had an accident 42 years ago and then asking why his wife was sued is a commentary, not a question. If you want a legal analysis, you need to provide the requisite information. For...Read more »
I got in a fight which started when the other girl had grabbed me by the hair and I started defending myself. The girl I was fighting then signaled her friend to jump in ( who had been waiting) and attacked me. I did nothing to her friend and she started striking me . Also The original girl had... Read more »
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