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1 Answer | Asked in Child Custody, Criminal Law, Family Law and Personal Injury for Minnesota on
Q: Is it legal for a person grante temporary legal custody of child to immediately have elective surgery perfomed on child?

They never asked for consent from the parent and did not notify the parent nor the Court. They just went and had elective surgery performed on the child within weeks of being granted ex parte temporary legal custody. The child is now severely psychologically abused and traumatized. After elective... Read more »

Corwin Kruse
Corwin Kruse answered on Jul 19, 2019

Legal custody carries with it the right to make medical decisions for the minor child. Of course, depending upon the circumstances, one might be able to argue that custody should be modified based upon physical or emotional endangerment to the child.

2 Answers | Asked in Animal / Dog Law, Personal Injury and Criminal Law for Minnesota on
Q: I am MN licensed to carry a firearm. Can I shoot an unleashed dog in defense for attacking me or my leashed dog?

If I am in public within the city limits in any of the Metro area cities.

Thomas C Gallagher
Thomas C Gallagher answered on May 29, 2019

Not without legal risk. As lawyers we consider how the law may apply to hypothetical facts (1) in the past; and (2) in the future. When the case is being litigated in court, it's almost always about the past. Past facts can't be changed, though we may have problems of proof. On the other hands,... Read more »

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1 Answer | Asked in Personal Injury and Medical Malpractice for Minnesota on
Q: I presented pathology records to my doctor asking what does this mean " NON MALIGNANT GRANULOMATOUS - REPLIED NO CANCER?

UPPER LEFT LUNG CUT OUT BY HCMC HOSPITAL MEDICAL PROFESSIONALS WITH TWO PATIENTS SAME NAMES SAME SURGEON. 11/07/2016 I HAVE MEDICAL EXPERTS I NEED A LAWYER CASE VALUE $238 MILLION ESTIMATED COMPARED TO ONE CASE IDENTIFIED IDENTICAL . SURGEON AT HCMC PULLS NAMED PATIENT CROSSING NAMES TAKING AFRICAN... Read more »

Peter N. Munsing
Peter N. Munsing answered on Apr 26, 2019

Contact a member of the Minnesota Assn for Justice who handles negligence claims.

They give free consultation.s

Every claim is different--you can't base the value of your claim on what someone else somewhere else received. Your medical experts may not be the type used at trial--it...
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1 Answer | Asked in Animal / Dog Law and Personal Injury for Minnesota on
Q: Can an individual licensed to carry a firearm shoot an unleashed dog attacking a leashed dog, or said individual?

Walking in a public dog park or parkway. Just read about this scenario on Next Door...

Lucas Wynne
Lucas Wynne answered on Mar 20, 2019

This is a very fact-specific question. Accordingly, it would depend on what happened. Can they be in trouble for discharging the firearm in city limits? Can they justify their actions? Can they show they were coming to the aid of the other dog? Frankly, the "right" answer is going to depend on the... Read more »

2 Answers | Asked in Personal Injury and Car Accidents for Minnesota on
Q: When can I meet/discuss my case with the attorney instead of dealing with the paralegal?
Tim Akpinar
Tim Akpinar answered on Mar 16, 2019

If you wish to discuss your case with an attorney, you could simply ask. However, in many firms, until a case is developed to the point of being prepared for depositions and other pre-trial activities, it is often paralegals who are most familiar with the file. Paralegals gather much of the initial... Read more »

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2 Answers | Asked in Personal Injury and Car Accidents for Minnesota on
Q: When should you be able to discuss your case with the attorney instead of the paralegal?
Rahlita D. Thornton
Rahlita D. Thornton answered on Mar 12, 2019

A suggestion would be to inform the office respectfully that you’d like to speak directly to the attorney about a particular matter. Sure accommodations could be made. Every firm handles this differently. Good luck to you.

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1 Answer | Asked in Personal Injury for Minnesota on
Q: I was named the victim in a federal lawsuit in 2016; I lost the letter. How can I find information about the case

It pertained to identity theft (mine, specifically) and tax returns filed fraudulently under my name. I'd like to attain another copy of that letter in case I get audited. Someone filed taxes under my name and received a return; I talked to someone from the IRS about it, she said the tax filings... Read more »

Peter N. Munsing
Peter N. Munsing answered on Jan 9, 2019

Research the lawsuit and contact the attorneys involved; talk to a cpa about how you can check your returns and if you dispute the records the IRS has then ask the IRS how you have them corrected.

2 Answers | Asked in Civil Rights, Constitutional Law, Personal Injury and Criminal Law for Minnesota on
Q: My lawyer got disbarred and misrepresented me im disabled and want to know what to do to to file a complaint

They where a husband and wife team I never consented to have him show up in her place or anything I wasn't even guilty

Thomas C Gallagher
Thomas C Gallagher answered on Dec 30, 2018

If the lawyer has already disbarred, I'm not sure what more the Minnesota Lawyer's Board of Professional Responsibility could do. But you may wish to contact them and find out.

If you want to look into your conviction, you may want to ask a private criminal defense attorney or public...
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1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law, Family Law, Personal Injury and Civil Rights for Minnesota on
Q: Who can you contact regarding no charges being filed against a sexual predator?

Mid twenty year old male who is labeled as a vulnerable adult sexually assaulted a 7 year old male child. The child confirmed this in an interview along with the predator admitting it happened along with his guardian admitting it happened. Also this is not the first time this predator has sexually... Read more »

Jonathan Matthew Holson
Jonathan Matthew Holson answered on Nov 19, 2018

The County Attorney for the county where the offense occurred makes any charging decisions about whether to move forward with charging the matter out. I am assuming that there must be some valid reason why he or she is choosing not charge the case.

1 Answer | Asked in Personal Injury for Minnesota on
Q: I was doing a sightseeing tour of St. Paul with my friends in St. Paul when the limo driver failed to break at a

stoplight and hit another car. How do I know whether to sue the limo driver for not braking or the company for possibly not maintaining the brakes?

D. Patrick McCullough
D. Patrick McCullough answered on Oct 29, 2018

It could be both. Even if the brakes were bad, the driver must have known that before he took you on as a passenger. You should contact an attorney who has experience in this area of the law for help. Generally there is no cost for a conference and generally most attorneys work on a percentage... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law and Personal Injury for Minnesota on
Q: Is it legal for people to yell in others' ears? It hurts.

Wondering about people using megaphones, or even yelling, in others' ears. Protesters seem to think it's OK as long as they're not touching the target. I can tell you that it hurts, and I'd like to be able to defend myself against the physical assault.

Stefan Dunkelgrun
Stefan Dunkelgrun answered on Aug 7, 2018

Yelling can be considered assault, depending on the circumstances. However, if you resort to violence, it will be very difficult to claim self-defense

1 Answer | Asked in Personal Injury for Minnesota on
Q: Husband slipped on water in jail crack head

It was 2 weeks ago and he didnt look right when they finally let me see him. Now he called scared that he is going blind it gets black and it lasts for a while and he has been waiting to go to the nurse for days. He is a retierd disabled marine.

Peter N. Munsing
Peter N. Munsing answered on Jun 29, 2018

On the medical access issue contact the Minn. Civil liberties Union, ask for their prison project. Depending on how the water got there, where it was he may have a claim, but he needs medical attention.

1 Answer | Asked in Personal Injury for Minnesota on
Q: Advised I needed probono personal injury lawyer for severe emotional abuse, how do I find

Have legal aide lawyer who says he can only address divorce not what happened to me ie domestic abuse which was severe emotional caused me damage.

D. Patrick McCullough
D. Patrick McCullough answered on Jun 15, 2018

You should consult with another attorney who is experienced in Personal Injury cases and he/she could then give you the correct advice as to how to proceed. Most, if not all, attorneys in these type of cases will consult with you free of charge.

1 Answer | Asked in Family Law, Personal Injury, Animal / Dog Law and Child Custody for Minnesota on
Q: My daughter was recently bitten in the face at her mom's boyfriend's house and received over 100 stitches, can I sue

She was laying in her bed when dog attacked

Lisa Watson Cyr
Lisa Watson Cyr answered on Apr 9, 2018

Most likely, but you need to talk with an attorney as soon as possible to go over the specific facts of the unfortunate attack.

1 Answer | Asked in Personal Injury for Minnesota on
Q: Injured in home personal care and house repair

Does the home owners insurance cover personal injury i was taking care of my fiance's stepfather in the home and injured my back picking him up off the floor and i further injured my back while changing a toilet for his wife in the home causing me to have surgery on my back

Lucas Wynne
Lucas Wynne answered on Apr 5, 2018

If this is a job you are hired to do, then it would likely be a workers' compensation claim. If this is just something you were doing, you may need to consult with a personal injury lawyer for further help. Virtually every PI lawyer gives free consultations, your easiest route would be to call and... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Personal Injury and Products Liability for Minnesota on
Q: Can I sue I bit into a bone from a nugget from McDonald's it broke my tooth
Peter N. Munsing
Peter N. Munsing answered on Mar 26, 2018

Contact a member of the Minn. Assn for Justice--they give free consults. A lot depends on where the tooth is--and if it had a crack before.

1 Answer | Asked in Personal Injury and Products Liability for Minnesota on
Q: Can I sue I bit into a bone from a nugget from McDonald's it broke my tooth
D. Patrick McCullough
D. Patrick McCullough answered on Mar 16, 2018

Yes, and perhaps you will not have to sue and just settle out of court. Of course McDonalds may contest what happened and if so it is your burden to prove that is how you broke your tooth. You should consult an atty to help you.

1 Answer | Asked in Medical Malpractice, Personal Injury and Employment Law for Minnesota on
Q: I was recently employed and let go due to medical reasons. My job did not follow my doctors restrictions and etc

I was given zero option to stay after claiming I needed to stay till I found a new job. Is it worth going against them and if so how would I could about it?

Joseph A. Gangi
Joseph A. Gangi answered on Jan 11, 2018

You will need to speak to an attorney and provide more specifics about your situation to see if there are any claims you may have,

1 Answer | Asked in Personal Injury and Car Accidents for Minnesota on
Q: The place I got my treatment for my car accident asked me to fill out a doctor's Lien does that meant the old ones no go

The place I got my injury help at my car accident I feel like they overcharged me I was recently told I can request my money from my lawyer if there isn't a letter of protection or a lean I know there isn't a letter of protection and the lien paper they gave me is not fully filled out and they... Read more »

Peter N. Munsing
Peter N. Munsing answered on Nov 15, 2017

You want to look at the wording carefully--show it to a lawyer. He should insert a "reasonable" into the charges, and watch out if your state limits what can be charged in car crash cases. Finally, check the dr. out--if you think they overcharge maybe it's time to go elsewhere.

1 Answer | Asked in Personal Injury for Minnesota on
Q: I was injured by a stranger who started a fight with someone else I don't know, they collided into me...

I was outside of a bar with a group of people, and a man came out quickly from inside the bar straight up to some other guy who was near our group. He instigated a fight, and they ended up accidentally slamming me into the ground and I had injuries as a result. I went to the Doctor to get checked... Read more »

Lucas Wynne
Lucas Wynne answered on Nov 7, 2017

Theoretically, yes. Will it be a big enough case for a lawyer to take on? Maybe.

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